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Ephesians 1:5

Ephesians 1;5

The Roman world was a very dark place. It was full of violence, adultery, and a low respect for human life, but the one bright light in it was the practice of adoption. The Romans had a special way of taking orphans and slaves and bringing them into their homes so that they became members of the family. As the New Testament Commentator William Barclay writes: In the Rom...

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Living by the Holy Spirit's Power

Living by the Holy Spirit's Power

Throughout the Old Testament there were many prophecies about the Messiah. Prophecies such as: He would be born of the virgin Mary in Bethlehem He would be forsaken and pierced for our transgressions The Messiah would be a suffering servant He would bear our sins and suffer in our place The Messiah would not remain dead and see decay Jesus would be exalted It wa...

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Ephesians 1:3-5

Ephesians 1;3-5

Predestination has been defined as "the theological doctrine that from eternity God has foreordained all things which come to pass." It means that God has chosen beforehand all that will occur, including our salvation. This doctrine raises innumerable questions as has been seen in church history, but it is clearly taught in Scripture. For example, the Bible teaches that G...

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Ephesians 1:1-3

Ephesians 1;1-3

It has been said that the word "blessed" was never used in classical Greek literature because the gods never blessed their followers. Zeus is never said to have blessed anyone and the same goes for Apollo or Poseidon or Hades. However, in the Old Testament, the word "blessed" is used over 400 times to say that the Lord is different from all of that. The true God blesses Hi...

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Ephesians 1:1-2

Ephesians 1;1-2

In the early 1900s, Hetty Greene was considered to be the richest woman in America. She amassed a fortune financing and investing in local businesses to the point that, when she died, her net worth was $100 million, but she did not live like it. She ate cold oatmeal every morning because she said that it cost too much to turn on the hot water. She did not wash her hands fo...

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Introduction to Ephesians

All of God - Ephesians Series - Web

The New Testament Commentator William Barclay once called the Book of Ephesians "the queen of the epistles." He said that it stood head and shoulders above all of the other letters in the New Testament. The English Poet Samuel Tayler Coleridge called it "the divinest composition of man" and the Author Ruth Paxson said it was "the Grand Canyon of Scripture" meaning that the...

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Family Camp 2019

Family Camp - Hero - Email

Next Sunday (September 15th) Dr. Richard Caldwell Jr. will be preaching at our Family Camp on the topic of worship.Come join us at 10:00 atDogwood Valley Camp, and be blessed by the hearing of the Word of God! Dr. Caldwellis the pastor-teacher ofFounders Baptist Churchin Spring Texas. He holds an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. fromThe ...

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Vision Sunday - Counselling

Vision Sunday - Event

As we begin a new Fall Season, we would like to start it off by doing something special on Sunday morning and talk about our Vision Statement as a church. Before we celebrateFamily Campon the weekend of September 13-15, we are going to take one week to discuss who we are and what we are all about as a church. The Vision Statement in its entirety can be foundhere, but the o...

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Jonah 4

Jonah 4

A small town lawyer once asked a woman on the witness stand if she knew him. To which she replied: "I know you, Mr. Williams. And, to be honest, you are a complete disappointment to me. You have been a bad father, a bad husband, and a drunk." The lawyer was stunned. He did not know what to say so he pointed to the Defense Attorney and he asked if the woman knew him. To whi...

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Jonah 3

Jonah 3

A famous pastor once asked the question: How many of you remember the Minor Prophets? How many of you remember the Book of Nahum or the Book of Obadiah? How many of you can tell me the theological lessons in Amos or Habakkuk and, yet, how many of you remember Jonah? How many of you can recall what the Lord told him? That is because there is something special about the Book...

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