Category Archives: church

honoring parents and mutual submission

Ephesians 6:1-3 (JDV) Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, because this is right. Ephesians 6:2 Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise, Ephesians 6:3 so that it may go well with … Continue reading

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submitting to one another

Ephesians 5:21-24 (JDV) Ephesians 5:21 submitting to one another in the fear of Christ. Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord, Ephesians 5:23 because the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the … Continue reading

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limiting close relationships

Ephesians 5:1-5 (JDV) Ephesians 5:1 Be imitators of God, then, as dearly cared about children, Ephesians 5:2 and walk in care, like Christ also cared about us and gave himself in behalf of us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to … Continue reading

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the ministry cycle

Ephesians 4:11-13 (JDV) Ephesians 4:11 And he himself gave some missionaries, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, Ephesians 4:12 so the devotees could be equipped for achieving ministry, to build up the body of Christ, Ephesians 4:13 until … Continue reading

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bearing with one another

Ephesians 4:1-3 (JDV) Ephesians 4:1 Then1 I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to live worthy of the invitation to which you were invited,2 Ephesians 4:2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in care, … Continue reading

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being fit together

Ephesians 2:21-22 (JDV) Ephesians 2:21 every building, being fit together1 to him, increases into a temple devoted to the Lord. Ephesians 2:22 You are also being built together in him for God’s dwelling in the Breath. being fit together Even … Continue reading

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his body and fullness

Ephesians 1:22-23 (JDV) Ephesians 1:22 And he subjected everything under his feet and appointed him as head above everything for the congregation,1 Ephesians 1:23 which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way. … Continue reading

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the One Cared About

Ephesians 1:3-6 (JDV) Ephesians 1:3 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is to be applauded,1 who has endorsed2 us with every spiritual endorsement3 in the sky realms4 in Christ Ephesians 1:4 when5 he chose us in him, … Continue reading

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inclusion for a purpose

Joel 2:15-17 (JDV) Joel 2:15 Blow a ram’s horn bugle in Zion! Commit to sacred fast; proclaim an assembly. Joel 2:16 Gather the people; commit the congregation; assemble the aged; gather the infants, even babies nursing at the breast. The … Continue reading

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you together

Galatians 3:27-29 (JDV) Galatians 3:27 You see, however many of you who were baptized into Christ have been clothed with Christ. Galatians 3:28 There is no Jew or Greek, there is no slave or free person, there is not male … Continue reading

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