Contributed on Feb 25, 2018
God plans to bring this fallen world, governed by apparently random and sometimes, chaotic events and disruptions in nature and human life, into a unified cosmos over which Jesus Christ will be King.
Commentary on the Book of Ephesians By: Tom Lowe Date: 12/21/16 Lesson 3: The Son Redeemed Believers in the Historical Past (1:7-12) Ephesians 1:7-12 (NIV) 7 In him we have redemption through his ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2018
The “gift” of the Spirit is to be distinguished from the “gifts” of the Spirit. The latter are special endowments given to men by the Spirit; but the former is the Spirit himself, given by the Father through Christ.
Book of Ephesians By: Tom Lowe Date: 1/9/17 Lesson 4: The Spirit Sealed Believers in their Personal Past (1:13-14) Ephesians 1:13-14 (NIV) 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard ...read more
Contributed on Mar 19, 2018
The Christian’s life is anchored in Jesus Christ. From our election in Him before time began, to the final salvation of which the indwelling Spirit is the guarantee, everything we need to live “to the praise of His glory” (1:12, 14) is found in Christ.
Book of Ephesians By: Tom Lowe Date: 1/23/17 Lesson 5: The Content of the Prayer (1:15-19) Ephesians 1:15-19 (NIV) 15 For this reason, ever ...read more
Contributed on Apr 2, 2018
This is a psalm of ascension. We can almost follow His tracks, as all the evil powers which rule the darkness of this world drop far beneath Him. The ascending Lord is high over all,
Commentary on the Book of Ephesians By: Tom Lowe Date: 2/5/17 Lesson 6: The Immensity of God’s Resources (1:20-23) Ephesians 1:20-23 (NIV) 20 HE EXERTED WHEN HE RAISED CHRIST FROM THE DEAD AND SEATED HIM AT HIS RIGHT HAND IN ...read more
Contributed on Apr 11, 2018
Paul turns suddenly to his readers and declares that, like Christ, they once were dead, and in Ephesians 2:2-3 he proves this. The intention of the apostle in this short section is to show the exceeding sinfulness of sin, and to express the sad estate an
The Book of Ephesians By: Tom Lowe Date: 2/27/17 Lesson 7: The Individual Believer’s Former State (2:1-3) Ephesians 2:1-3 (KJV) 1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to ...read more
Contributed on Apr 12, 2018
“Hath quickened us together with Christ” does not mean that he quickened us when we were dead in sin, but that he loved us then, and made provision for our salvation.
Commentary on the Book of Ephesians By: Tom Lowe Date: 3/11/17 Lesson 8: The Individual Believer’s Present State (2:4-10) Ephesians 2:4-10 (KJV) 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when ...read more
Contributed on Apr 25, 2018
It is a good thing for Christians to “remember” what they were. No ability of the mind can be better employed to produce humility, penitence, gratitude, and love, than the memory. It is good for us to recall our former sins.
Commentary on the Book of Ephesians By: Tom Lowe Date: 3/31/17 Lesson 9: The Gentiles’ Former State: Isolation (2:11-13) Ephesians 2:11-13 (KJV) 11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision ...read more