Ephesians Series

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What’s In Your Backpack?

by Renee Dugan

A friend once told me a story of two Bhuddist monks walking down the road. They reached a river in the way and found a wealthy woman searching for a way to cross without sullying her fine clothes. Being celibate to the point of abstaining from even the smallest contact with women, the monks were […]

How To Change the World in Five Steps!

by Renee Dugan

So, fellow Christian, you want to change the world? AWESOME! Me too! I think we should all want to do this—considering the power of the truth we carry and the great commission to make disciples of all nations! Difficult to do that without changing some things, right? But where to even start? When you have […]

The Personal Redeemer

by Renee Dugan

What a powerful thing it is to be children of the One who redeemed all mankind through the sacrifice of His Son. The One who reaped us back from death. Who does more abundantly for us than we could ever even think to ask. And how often do we neglect to ask? How often do […]

What Song Has God Placed In Your Heart?

by Renee Dugan

Music is one of my favorite things in life. I probably listen to a good 5 hours of music—at least!—every day. Even as I write this blog! (If you’ve never heard Cimorelli’s mashup of I Can Only Imagine/What A Beautiful Name It Is, you are missing OUT.) I like to think I come very honestly […]

What is True Humility?

by Renee Dugan

I find myself thinking often about the things the Apostle Paul said about himself. Despite the great good he did to spread the Good News, he referred to himself in such glowing terms as “chief among sinners” (1 Tim.) and “least of all the holy ones” (Eph. 3). No one could accuse Paul of resting […]

In All Things, Seek Him First

by Renee Dugan

When trouble comes or you find yourself in need, how quickly does your heart turn to God? How close is He to the forefront of your thoughts? Is your instinct to turn to people for help, or to Him? Or even to go it alone and rely on your own strength? I think there are […]

How To Be An Imitator Of God

by Renee Dugan

Ephesians 5 starts out with a pretty hefty commission: to be imitators of God. You know. YAHWEH GOD. The all-power, perfect Being who created the universe, Who parts seas and keeps burning bushes alive, Who raises the dead and forgives sins, Who is always fair and just, slow to anger and abounding in love. That […]

Jesus Christ & The Plan of Redemption

by Renee Dugan

I often think about how beautiful and deep and rich the story of God’s redemption plan and His purpose for the ages truly is. It can even seem incomprehensible by mortal standards—how many threads had to be woven in. How crucial the steps were. How much was at stake and what had to happen to […]

Armed with the Spirit’s Sword

by Renee Dugan

I grew up around weapons—guns and swords. My brother and I were raised to respect them. I remember being taught over and over again that if you’re going to pick up a weapon, you’d better hold it carefully—and be aware of what it can do, so you can use it well. The Sword of the […]