Posts tagged with: Ephesians

Scrabble tiles spelling out "Choose Your Words"

Using the Power of Words for Good

Words have power. Words can build up and inspire. Or they can tear down and deflate.

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Why Should We Work? Part 3

Ephesians also shows that work is good because it enables us to help those who are in need.

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Why Should We Work? Part 2

Our work matters because, by working, we are able to add to the goodness of the world.

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Three workers in hoodies picking boxes of strawberries, and one man in a hoodie carrying a filled box

Why Should We Work? Part 1

That we were created for work helps us to see that, through working, we can glorify God.

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Could We Be Working Way Too Hard?

May God teach us how to build our lives according to God’s own rhythm of work and rest.

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Working Hard . . . Hardly Working

Ephesians 4:28 teaches us to work hard.. we also need to rest.

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Advice for Thieves . . . and for You?

We all need to learn how to do good work and to share the proceeds from our labors with those who are needy.

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Be Angry But Do Not Sin, Part 6

Expressions of anger often lead to deeper division and greater pain.

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Be Angry But Do Not Sin, Part 5

If we’re experiencing strong, angry feelings, it’s often difficult for us to express these in a healthy way to the person who wronged us.

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Two people who appear to be upset with each other talking to each other, silhouetted against a sunset on a beach

Be Angry But Do Not Sin, Part 4

God can handle our anger. And sharing it with God gets us ready to share it with others in a healthy, constructive way.

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Be Angry But Do Not Sin, Part 3

Ephesians 4:26 tells us not to sin when we are angry, adding “do not let the sun go down on your anger.”

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Be Angry But Don’t Sin, Part 2

Given how easy it is for us to let our anger be expressed in ways that hurt others, it’s a challenge to actually live “Be angry but do not sin.”

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Be Angry But Don’t Sin, Part 1

Have you ever said or done something when you were angry that, later on, you deeply regretted?

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An Uncommon Reason for Speaking the Truth

There are many good reasons to tell the truth.

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Signs behind a chain-link fence that say "DON'T GIVE UP," "YOU ARE NOT ALONE," "YOU MATTER"

Speaking the Truth Can Actually Be Quite Wonderful

Sometimes we are able to help our brothers and sisters hear in a new way the truth they know in their minds but not in their hearts.

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