September 18, 2018

The Reconciliation Of The Cross

So let’s get this clear: it’s for My own sake that I save you. I am He who wipes the slate clean and erases your wrongdoing. I will not call to mind your sins anymore. (Isaiah 43:25, The Voice) Tomorrow is Good Friday, the day we remember the Passion of the Cross of Christ. We will remember it […]

God’s Strange Armour

Fridays in Ephesus (6) God’s Strange Armour During Eastertide on Fridays, we are reflecting on insights from Timothy Gombis’s recent book, The Drama of Ephesians: Participating in the Triumph of God. • • • For a long time, one of the passages Sunday School teachers have used to keep young boys interested is Ephesians 6:10-18: […]

Up and On Our Way

Journey into New Life, part seven (conclusion) Up and On Our Way (Luke 24) Our Gospel text for this Easter season is Luke 24:13-35, the story of the risen Lord’s encounter with his disciples on the road to Emmaus. In this passage Luke tells us what it means to walk with the living Lord Jesus […]

God’s Script for the Church

Fridays in Ephesus (6) God’s Script for the Church During Eastertide on Fridays, we are reflecting on insights from Timothy Gombis’s recent book, The Drama of Ephesians: Participating in the Triumph of God. • • • “Exhortations fill the second half of Ephesians, as Paul draws out how the church performs its role in the […]

Made Known at the Table

Journey into New Life, part six Made Known at the Table (Luke 24) Our Gospel text for this Easter season is Luke 24:13-35, the story of the risen Lord’s encounter with his disciples on the road to Emmaus. In this passage Luke tells us what it means to walk with the living Lord Jesus Christ. […]

The Paradox of Paul

Fridays in Ephesus (5) The Paradox of Paul During Eastertide on Fridays, we are reflecting on insights from Timothy Gombis’s recent book, The Drama of Ephesians: Participating in the Triumph of God. • • • Tim Gombis encourages us to note the dramatic contrasts in Ephesians 3:1-13 and to see them as the key to […]

The Guest Who Is Host

Journey into New Life, part five The Guest Who Is Host Our Gospel text for this Easter season is Luke 24:13-35, the story of the risen Lord’s encounter with his disciples on the road to Emmaus. In this passage Luke tells us what it means to walk with the living Lord Jesus Christ. It is […]

Christ’s Triumph — Our Salvation

Fridays in Ephesus (4) Christ’s Triumph — Our Salvation During Eastertide on Fridays, we are reflecting on insights from Timothy Gombis’s recent book, The Drama of Ephesians: Participating in the Triumph of God. • • • Today, we come to the heart of Ephesians. The body of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians grows out of […]

Extending Hospitality

Journey into New Life, part four Extending Hospitality (Luke 24) Our Gospel text for this Easter season is Luke 24:13-35, the story of the risen Lord’s encounter with his disciples on the road to Emmaus. In this passage Luke tells us what it means to walk with the living Lord Jesus Christ. It is more […]

A Gospel-Shaped Imagination

Fridays in Ephesus (3) A Gospel-Shaped Imagination During Eastertide on Fridays, we are reflecting on insights from Timothy Gombis’s recent book, The Drama of Ephesians: Participating in the Triumph of God. • • • Timothy Gombis suggests that Ephesians 1:3-14, the panoramic doxology that opens Paul’s epistle, is designed to give Christian people “Gospel-shaped imaginations.” […]