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The Quantum Mechanics of Cross-Dimensional Evangelism (Ephesians 3:1-21)

So far in his letter, Paul has described how the church exists, and what it is made of. Now it is time to find out why.

A Temple of Ten Million Points (Ephesians 2:11-22)

It is hard to feel like you really fit in church when everyone else seems to come from a different race, a different culture, a different religious background. But Paul has a solution to this problem…

How We Survived the Zombie Apocalypse (Ephesians 2:1-10)

Paul’s friends think the Church is great and all, but how do they know they’re really part of it? Paul reminds them they used to be zombies, but now they are alive!

Did I Tell You How Divinely and Utterly Happy You Are? (Ephesians 1:15-23)

Paul continues his praise song with a prayer that his friends will continue to grow up and discover just how rich they already are.

You Could Always Tell What Kind of a Person God Thinks You Are by the Blessings He Gives You (Ephesians 1:1-14)

Paul starts his letter with a praise song focused on one thing: who we are related to defines who we really are. And this makes all the difference!

Cycle 6: Jesus and His Church (Matthew 1 to Revelation 22)

God the Father makes a deal with his Son: you redeem the earth like Adam was supposed to do, and through you I will fulfill all my previous eternal covenants with Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David. The Son keeps his part of the deal. So the Father keeps his.

Cycle 5: David and His Son (1 Samuel 8 to Malachi 4)

God makes a deal with David: you build me a holy kingdom, and I will confirm part 3 of my covenant with Abraham, I will finally give you Eve’s Son, the Messiah you have been waiting for. David keeps his part of the deal. So God promises to keep his part of the deal — but not quite yet.

Cycle 4: Moses and His Nation (Exodus 1 to 1 Samuel 8)

God makes a deal with Moses: you build me a holy nation, and I will keep part 2 of my covenant with Abraham, I will give your great nation a homeland. Moses keeps his part of the deal. So God keeps his part of the deal. Then they live happily ever after?
Nope.

Cycle 3: Abraham and His Sons (Genesis 11 to Exodus 1)

God makes a deal with Abraham: you build me a family, and I will 1. turn you into a great nation. 2. give your great nation a homeland. 3. make sure Eve’s Son is descended from you. Abraham keeps his part of the deal. So God fulfills part 1 of his covenant: he turns Abraham into a great nation.

Cycle 2: Noah and His Sons (Genesis 6 to 11)

God makes a deal with Noah: you build me a boat, and I will make an eternal covenant of salvation with you. Noah keeps his part of the deal. Could this be Eve’s Son, the long-awaited Messiah?
Nope.

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