Sexual Immorality – Part 2 of 2 [Eph 5:3]

(Taken from my commentary on Ephesians) Ephesians 5:3 “3 But immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints;” ASV“immorality” “sexual immorality” (ESV, NIV, NLT, HCSB) This continues our discussion about the sin of sexual immorality among God’s people. Here I want to talk about the level Read More …

Sexual Immorality – Part 1 of 2 [Eph 5:3]

(Taken from my commentary on Ephesians) Ephesians 5:3 3 But immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints; ASVPaul has been instructing us on living the Christian life, about living in a way that is consistent with our calling in Christ. He continues that here. In Read More …

Commentary on Ephesians, 6:19-24

Ephesians 6:19-24 “18 with all prayer and supplication praying at all seasons in the Spirit, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. 19 And on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in opening my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,” “utterance”  (Gr. Read More …

Commentary on Ephesians, 6:18

Ephesians 6:18 “17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 with all prayer and supplication praying at all seasons in the Spirit, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the saint.” Reworded: “with every kind of prayer and entreaty praying Read More …

Commentary on Ephesians, 6:14-17

Ephesians 6:14-17 “13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,” Reworded: “…and having accomplished all things necessary to stand, stand Read More …

Commentary on Ephesians, 6:10-13

Ephesians 6:10-13 “10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might.” “finally” In closing This is the third time in this book that Paul has talked about being “strong in the Lord.”  In Eph 1:19,20 he says: “19 and what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who Read More …

Commentary on Ephesians, 6:1-9

Ephesians 6:1-9 “1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” 2 Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), 3 that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth. I don’t know how chapters were divided when it was Read More …

Commentary on Ephesians, 5:22-33

Ephesians 5:22-33 “21 submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ. 22 Wives, be in submission to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is the head of the church, He Himself the Savior of the body. 24 But as Read More …

Commentary on Ephesians, 5:20,21

Ephesians 5:20,21 “18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is riot, but be filled with the Spirit;19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;“20 giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ Read More …

Commentary on Ephesians, 5:19

Ephesians 5:19“18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is riot, but be filled with the Spirit;19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;”We now get to talk about something that is a rather touchy subject among Christians, and Read More …