Monday, January 25, 2016

Ephesians, Day 1 Readings

The Spirit of the Church    

Today's reading is the beginning of the letter to the church in Ephesus.  It begins with a description of the spirit that fills and inspires the church through Jesus Christ.  While God's purposes begin with forgiveness, the scope of what God has in store for the church is much larger than salvation.  The inheritance that Christians claim through Jesus Christ is a glory and a life beyond earthly possibilities.  (The rest of the letter will attempt to describe this new life.)

Read Ephesians 1:1-23  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Ephesians 1 today.