Saturday, August 16, 2008

Ephesians with Jay Lorenzen

This morning Jay Lorenzen continued our "flyover of the terrain of the book of Ephesians." He told us that chapter 1:10 is the "continental divide of history and time"... He shared this translation of the verse with us: "It is God's plan to unite all things in Heaven and on Earth under one ruler. The ruler is Christ."

Jay also spent time explaining to us that the message of God's love, mercy and grace flows both vertically (in relationship to God) and horizontally (to those around us). He shared a quote from Carl Henry that said, "God is a God of justification, and a God of justice."

Jay encouraged us to look at Acts 19:8-20:1 and reflect on Paul's story of a vertically and horizontally connected community, and also 20:17-38 for Paul's conversation with the leaders in that community.

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