Lift Your Eyes – Forget the Channel

Lift Your Eyes – Forget the Channel

Lift Your Eyes is a series of reflections covering every sentence in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. In each reflection, I take a short portion from the letter, provide a translation, describe what it’s saying, and reflect on what it means for our lives and our relationships with others. As you read Ephesians, it is my prayer that Paul’s letter will lift your eyes, raise your sights, and help you to stand. The reflections will be published twice a week starting 25 January 2019 and finishing in September 2019.... Show More

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January 28, 2020 25 min

This is the complete translation of the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians for the series Lift Your Eyes: Reflections on Ephesians.

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January 21, 2020 17 min

Paul’s closing greeting in Ephesians is a good opportunity to summarise what the letter is all about and to remember why it’s worth reading and reflecting on it.

Read the full post: Reading Ephesians (Ephesians 6:21–24)

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One of the best things we can pray for is that the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ will go out to the world, both through us and through others.

Read the full post: Prayer: the heart of evangelism (Ephesians 6:17–20)

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Do you ever feel like the Christian life is a struggle? Struggling is normal for Christians. In fact, it’s not just normal. Christians should be struggling!

Read the full post: The importance of being a struggling Christian (Ephesians 6:14–16)

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December 31, 2019 17 min

It’s easy to ignore the spiritual realities of life. But Paul reminds us we should live our ordinary, everyday lives in light of spiritual realities.

Read the full post: Stand your ground (Ephesians 6:10–13)

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December 24, 2019 17 min

Authority implies responsibility. Christians, who have a heavenly Lord and Saviour, have a special reason to be responsible in the way we use our authority.

Read the full post: The gospel for the boss (Ephesians 6:9)

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What do you do if you find yourself in a situation of limited economic freedom? Paul shows how that situation can be transformed by the gospel.

Read the full post: The gospel: beyond freedom (Ephesians 6:5–8)

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December 10, 2019 16 min

Fathers: Do you sometimes wish your children were born with an instruction manual? Being a dad is a big responsibility. Paul here provides valuable direction.

Read the full post: The gospel and fatherhood (Ephesians 6:4)

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Children’s ministry is important. Paul’s short instruction to children is deeply soaked in theology, biblical theology, and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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The gospel of Jesus Christ teaches husbands to take initiative to love and give themselves to their wives. This radical teaching involves both actions and attitudes.

Read the full post: The gospel and marriage part 2: Husbands (Ephesians 5:25–33)

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What Paul says in Ephesians about Christian wives and submission only makes sense in light of what he’s already said about the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Read the full post: The gospel and marriage part 1: Wives (Ephesians 5:22–24)

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November 12, 2019 20 min

In Ephesians, the Apostle Paul says to “submit to one another through respect for Christ”. What does he mean? What does he not mean? And how can we do it?

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Why do Christians sing together? How should we do it? Christian singing should involve several dimensions: horizontal, personal, and vertical.

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Believers in Christ have a profound reason to avoid drunkenness. That’s because believers in Christ have a reason to live, hope, and act wisely.

Read the full post: What’s wrong with drunkenness? (Ephesians 5:18)

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October 22, 2019 18 min

It’s good to have ambitious goals for our Christian lives. But we mustn’t be naïve or unprepared. We need to be deliberate and careful about how we walk.

Read the full post: Watch how you walk (Ephesians 5:15–17)

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October 15, 2019 18 min

How should Christians relate to the world around us? Should we withdraw, or should we engage? How do we know which action to do when?

Read the full post: Living light (Ephesians 5:11–14)

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October 8, 2019 17 min

We live in a world full of tests and measurements. Believers in Christ should also test our lives. But when we do, we need to use the right standard.

Read the full post: The test that matters (Ephesians 5:10)

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October 1, 2019 14 min

Believers in Christ have had their very identity changed: once darkness like the world, but now light. The challenge is to believe it, and to live it.

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Our dreams drive our daily actions. In 5, 10, 20 years, what will you have become? Living in grace as an imitator of God, or a partner with the world?

Read the full post: What do you want to become? (Ephesians 5:5–7)

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