NURTURE YOUR CHILDREN

Bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 Children are really adults in the making. As parents, it is our duty to direct our children’s journeys from childhood to adulthood. “Nurture” in Ephesians 6:4 means to cherish, prepare, coach, and educate. This verse also implies disciplinary correction— “admonition” —as children...

SUBMIT TO ONE ANOTHER

Be filled with the Spirit . . . submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Ephesians 5:18, 21 Ephesians 5:21 introduces a section in the letter to the Ephesians that deals with the subject of submission. This section includes three parts: the submission of a wife to her husband, the submission of...

EXERCISE GRATITUDE

Be filled with the Spirit . . . giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:18, 20 What does the word “thankful” mean to you? Does it primarily make you think of Thanksgiving Day and of overeating with awkward family members whom...

WORSHIP TOGETHER

Be filled with the Spirit . . . speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Ephesians 5:18–19 Ephesians 5:19 instructs us to address one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. We find music mentioned throughout both the Old and New Testaments....

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