Category Archives: love

the cycle of care and favor

Ephesians 6:23-24 (JDV) Ephesians 6:23 Peace to the brothers and sisters, and care with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 6:24 Favor be with all who have an indestructible1 care for our Lord Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

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only yours for the time being

Ephesians 5:25-28 (JDV) Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, care about your wives, like Christ cared about the congregation and gave himself in her behalf Ephesians 5:26 to make her sacred, cleansing her with the washing of water by the word. Ephesians 5:27 … 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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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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our invitation and our hope

Ephesians 4:4-6 (JDV) Ephesians 4:4 There is one body and one Breath – like you were invited to one hope at your invitation – Ephesians 4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, Ephesians 4:6 one God and Father of all, … Continue reading

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care’s root and fruit

Ephesians 3:14-19 (JDV) Ephesians 3:14 In favor of this, I kneel before the Father Ephesians 3:15 from whom every family in the sky and on the land is named. Ephesians 3:16 I pray that he may grant you, according to … Continue reading

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prayer before the requests

Ephesians 1:15-16 (JDV) Ephesians 1:15 This is why, since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the devotees, Ephesians 1:16 I never stop giving thanks in behalf of1 you as I remember you … Continue reading

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against

Galatians 5:13-15 (JDV) Galatians 5:13 For you were invited to be free, brothers; only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another by love. Galatians 5:14 You see, the whole law is fulfilled in … Continue reading

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the things that matter

Galatians 5:1-6 (JDV) Galatians 5:1 Christ set us free so we could experience freedom. Stand stable then and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:2 See! I, Paul, am saying to you that if you get yourselves … Continue reading

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