Welcome to my series Ephesians A to Z series. I’m joining 1500+ bloggers at the Blogging From A to Z Challenge 2015. I’ll be using all the letters of the alphabet to explore amazing, life giving, transformational truths from the book of Ephesians.
Ephesians is a book written to a people just like us. They were a people living in a modern city; with dozens of ethnic groups & social classes. There was a mix of ‘god’s’ & often a clash of cultures.
Most had lost any deep attachment to or real relationship with their god. They kept only an enthusiasm for elaborate festivals, parades & games. Think Santa Claus parades or Mardi Gras celebrations !
Cults vied for the attention of the Ephesians.
Into this superficial existence came the Gospel of Jesus. It promised to those oppressed by materialism & powerless religious ritual the hope of an inheritance in the life hereafter & a relationship with the Living God in the here & now.
Real relationship with Jesus met their deepest human needs- the need for dignity, purpose, belonging & love.
The promise was that they could experience Grace & Peace in the 9 to 5 of life.
How About You?
Maybe you are in a place of isolation coming from illness or aging or family circumstances. Are you a young mother feeling imprisoned by the demands of children? Are you in a season of transition?
We live in fearful times. The threat of war is very real again.
Our faith is under attack.
Prayer is sometimes challenging or disappointing.
Will you join me for a not just a head change but a transformation of our hearts as we discover how to experience Grace & Peace in the 9-5 of life?
Hoping to see you again soon.