This past week Jason and Murray and Alan and I got together and read pieces of the letter to the Ephesians. We are starting a sermon series on this letter, and each of us will be preaching. Reading together, praying for insight, and listening to each other’s thoughts are important ways that we absorb the gifts that this letter can bring into our lives.
Next week we will be starting a “Soup and Study” series on Thursday nights, from 6 to 7:30, where we will look at a chapter a week.
Why Ephesians? In the past couple of years, when I have had to do devotionals, or speaking engagements, over and over it’s this letter that jumps out at me, with strong words of wisdom. I wanted to delve deeper and learn more about what this letter has to offer. Studying it together as a community will, I think, be a rich experience.
As preparation for our service on Sunday, spend a few minutes reading through this short letter. What jumps out at you? What don’t you understand? What fills you with hope?
This week’s prayer: Bless us as we study together; draw us closer to you, and closer together as a community.