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To God be the Glory

The great theme of Ephesians is the one spiritual church which is the body of Christ. The last two verses of chapter three divide the book in half. The first half is about our standing or position in heavenly places and the last half is about our state or practice on the earth. In chapters 1-3 believers are edified as to our spiritual wealth as members of the body of Christ. In chapters 4-6 we are exhorted as to what our spiritual walk should be in light of that standing. As we read 1-3 we wonder how it is that God could give sinners like us such great blessings. Then as we read 4-6 we wonder how it is that we can live up to the standard of life that He has set for us. Here is the answer:
Ephesians 3:
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

God’s Power – “Now unto him that is ABLE”
God is able to do what…

Hell is Real

Luke 12: 4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. The purpose of this post is to remind us that hell is real. According to the scripture, it is located down in the heart of the earth (Amos 9:2; Matt. 12:40; after the millennial reign it will be cast into the lake of fire which is possibly located at the bottom of the universe, Rev. 20:14). It has bars, gates, and keys (Jon. 2:6; Matt. 16:18; Rev. 1:18). It is a place of unquenchable fire, worms (Mk. 9:43-48), torment (Lk. 16:23), darkness (2 Pet. 2:4), hopelessness, weeping, and separation from God (2 Thess. 1:9). There are no parties in hell! The reality of this horrible place should impact and motivate everybody. It should motivate the lost to trust Christ as their Savior. It should motivate Christians to reach the …