Category Archives: discipleship

why we need the armor

Ephesians 6:13-15 (JDV) Ephesians 6:13 For this reason take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. Ephesians 6:14 Stand, then, with … Continue reading

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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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resurrection life today

Ephesians 5:18-20 (JDV) Ephesians 5:18 And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless living, but be filled by the Breath: Ephesians 5:19 speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music with your … Continue reading

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don’t partner with darkness

Ephesians 5:6-8 (JDV) Ephesians 5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, because God’s wrath is coming on the disobedient because of these things. Ephesians 5:7 Do not become their partners, then. Ephesians 5:8 You see, you were once … Continue reading

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more on the guidelines

Ephesians 4:29-32 (JDV) Ephesians 4:29 No vulgar language should come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives favor to those who hear. Ephesians 4:30 And don’t grieve God’s Sacred … Continue reading

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guidelines for growing together

Ephesians 4:25-28 (JDV) Ephesians 4:25 For this reason, putting away lying, speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, because we are members of one another. Ephesians 4:26 Be angry and do not sin. Don’t let the sun go down … Continue reading

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learning how to unsurrender

Ephesians 4:17-19 (JDV) Ephesians 4:17 Then I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer live like the Gentiles live, in the futility of their thoughts. Ephesians 4:18 They are darkened in their understanding, excluded from the … Continue reading

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maturity builders

Ephesians 4:14-16 (JDV) Ephesians 4:14 Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit. Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the … 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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theology-experience disconnect

Joel 2:25-27 (JDV) Joel 2:25 I will repay you for the years that the winging stage locust ate, the crawling stage locust, the destroying locust, and the recently mature locust– my great army that I sent against you. Joel 2:26 … Continue reading

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