Category: Encouragement

30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 23: The Breastplate

Today is Do-It-Yourself Day! You’ve been learning how to use a number of different study methods and tools. The goal of these studies is to help you develop skills and confidence to study the Bible on your own. Today you get to decide how to study the last half of Ephesians 6:14! Assignment: Pray for God to give you wisdom and direction in your study of His Word today. Then […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 21: Stand Firm

Our enemy is a formidable one, but he and his demons are not as strong or as powerful as God. We’re called to be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. God is the one who strengthens us. He is the one who arms us for victory. Let’s take one more look at our enemy and how God equips us to stand firm against him. Assignment: Pray for the grace […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 5, Day 15: Memorize

Before we move on to the next section  of Ephesians 6, let’s start memorizing this chapter (or a portion of it, if that seems more feasible). The more we study a passage, the easier it is to memorize it. The more we memorize a passage, the more we will understand and internalize what we’re studying. Assignment: Pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and for perseverance as you meditate on and […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 14: Servants and Masters

We’ve looked at God’s command to children — obey and honor your parents. We’ve studied His command to parents — don’t provoke those who are supposed to obey and honor you. Don’t make obedience and honor difficult. Now we move to God’s commands to bondservants and masters. Assignment: Pray for understanding and for a soft heart that is ready to hear what God wants to say to you through our passage […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 13: Provoking, Part 2

In our last lesson we saw that it is possible to provoke our children both to anger and to discouragement. Today we’re going to look at some commentaries to help us better understand how we might provoke them, and how we can nurture and admonish them instead. Assignment: Pray for the Holy Spirit to help you see how this verse may apply to your life and the way you relate to your children. Open […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 12: Provoking, Part 1

Children are commanded to obey their parents. That means their parents need to help them learn to obey. But even while we are seeking to do that, we can say and do things that make it much harder for our children to respect and obey us. Today we’re going to look at Ephesians 6:4 and God’s command to fathers. We’re going to look briefly at several key words in the verse to […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 9: Obey

Now that we have looked in a general way at Paul’s instructions to children, fathers, servants, and masters, let’s take a closer look at each of those commands. Word studies, cross-references, commentaries, and looking at other translations can all help us gain a better understanding of a verse or passage of Scripture, and free Bible study websites help us do this kind of studying in a fraction of the time […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 5: More Truths

We’re going to spend one more lesson looking at the first half of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. What we read and believe in Chapters 1-3 will affect how we respond to Paul’s instructions in Chapters 4-6. Assignment: Pray, thanking God for the riches of His grace that He has lavished on you, and asking Him to help you more fully appreciate all that He has given you in Christ. Then turn […]

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Join Us in Our Month-Long Study of Ephesians 6!

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Wrapping paper tubes. Garden stakes. Umbrellas. Scraps of lumber. Tree branches. Rulers. Pool noodles. Fingers. What do they all have in common? If you have any boys in your house, you probably know. Most any innocent-looking item that is longer than it is wide can become a sword in the hands of a child who is eager and ready to do battle. No swords in the house? No problem. They’ll […]

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Finding Time to Rest and Renew our Focus: A Video Introduction to Bible Study for Busy Mamas

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As moms, we have a lot to do! It’s easy to become overwhelmed. If we’re not careful, we can find ourselves dragging around on an empty fuel tank. We probably all know what that feels like!   But being a busy mom (or grandma…or working woman…or student) shouldn’t mean we can’t stop and take time to re-charge. Most of you have already been involved in one or more of our Busy Mamas […]

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