John Piper on Ephesians 3:10

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Piper does an excellent exposition: 1) Who are these principalities and powers?the principalities and powers (of Ephesians 3:10) are supernatural hosts in league with Satan and have a cosmic influence on the course of this age, its people, inventions, and institutions. These are the beings to whom the church is to demonstrate the manifold wisdom of God. 2) What is the divine wisdom the church is to make known to them?So the mystery of Christ is that in His death on the cross He purchased not just eternal life for …

Ephesians 3 and the Object Lesson for Demons

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This Sunday we will delve into the idea from which movies like the Matrix get their inspiration: there is more reality than we realize. Jews and Gentiles are being built into a temple community in which God dwells withing them. So, Paul wants them to understand what they have in Christ, despite the fact that it has been a mystery. As the church fulfills its purpose from God, God uses the church to show the current power brokers (ultimately the demonic) how His wisdom works. So the church should not …

Faith, Love – Hope. Ephesians

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Ephesians 1:7-10 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, (8) which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight (9) making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ (10) as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. We Christians are very aware of forgiveness by his grace. We sing about it and …