Category Archives: Ephesians

Jesus’ Blood Creates Unity for the Human Race — Ephesians 2.13

What hath the blood of Christ wrought? We have seen so much, but we are not finished. The blood that Jesus shed, His atoning suffering, has restored unity to the human race (Eph 2.13). Sin destroyed that unity in the … Continue reading

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Cleansing the Conscience — Conscience and Guilt — Part 7

To honor God, I have argued, requires that my blameworthiness be on display (Eph 2.7). How, then, does this honor God? We have turned to the gospel of John (15. 8; 14.15)  to address these questions. How, then, can we … Continue reading

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Cleansing the Conscience — Conscience and Guilt — Part 6

But how can I face the fact that my blameworthiness remains? This question dogs many who confront these ideas. First, it is a necessity that my blameworthiness remain. It is the presupposition of being a recipient of grace. Ephesians 2.7 … Continue reading

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Blood on the Table—Part 16—Forgiveness

We are looking at Ephesians and Colossians for their teaching on forgiveness. Two verses remain, in these books, that we must treat, Ephesians 4.32 and Colossians 3.13. The goal, as consistently in these studies, is to see the impact of … Continue reading

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Blood on the Table—Part 15—Forgiveness

When we turn to Paul, we find crucial implications for forgiveness that flows from the blood of Christ. First, there are people who have their sins forgiven, whose sins God is not now keeping a record of: “Blessed are they … Continue reading

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Blood on the Table—Part 10

We found four verses in the NT that bear on the blood of Christ accomplishing redemption: Ephesians 1.7; Hebrews 9.12; 1 Peter 1.19; and Romans 3.24. In this post we will study Ephesians 1.7. “In Him we have redemption through … Continue reading

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