It’s Greek to Me!

Ephesians 1: 3-14 Study of Ephesians – Part 4 Greek was the language of commerce in the Roman Empire at the time of the writings of the New Testament, much like English is in much of the world today.  As an overview, King Philip II of Macedon (382-336 BC) started conquering the surrounding territory andContinue reading “It’s Greek to Me!”

Wary – or Afraid?

When I lived in Washington State in the United States, I would sometimes walk in the forests.  If I suspected there may be bears in the area, I would make plenty of noise while walking on the trail to let bears know I was there.  I was wary of the danger of bears, but IContinue reading “Wary – or Afraid?”

I’m Paul. I Have Some Things to Say.

Ephesians 1: 1-2 – Part 3 It is not my intent to go through the book of Ephesians verse-by-verse.  However, how often do we skip over the salutations at the very beginning of a New Testament book thinking it is so much blah-blah empty words and just a formality?  However, in this study in EphesiansContinue reading “I’m Paul. I Have Some Things to Say.”

A Study in Ephesians – Part 2

The Great Mystery of the Ages When one begins to get into a study of the messages in Ephesians, one runs smack-dab (US English for “right in the middle of”) the question of predestination.  I tried to avoid it, but the first chapter just slaps one in the face with words such as “predestined,” “chose,”Continue reading “A Study in Ephesians – Part 2”

A Study in Ephesians – Part 1

The Church, of Which Christ Is the Head There are so many churches in the world, yet they generally call themselves “Christian” in some way or another.  To be Christian means to be Christ-followers or Christ-like.  I can’t say they all act like it all the time, but perhaps this thought of Christ being theContinue reading “A Study in Ephesians – Part 1”

True Worship

It is time for me to get back to what is important – and that is presenting studies of the Bible to the readers of this blogsite, Clear the Murk. While I’m pondering where to go next (possibly a study of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in the city of Ephesus (Ephesians)), IContinue reading “True Worship”

Can You Hear Me Now? – Part 2

Who is Hard of Hearing?  In her later years, my white-haired elderly mother had to go to the Emergency Room.  She was in a bed in the partitioned room, and I was seated as we waited.  Understand, if you will, she has acute hearing.  Finally, the young doctor came whirling in and took a lookContinue reading “Can You Hear Me Now? – Part 2”

Can You Hear Me Now? – Part 1

Your church is aware, sensitive to the needs of others – and maybe even hip.  Right?  ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) access to the building, like with ramps?  Check.  Special place in the sanctuary for wheelchairs so they don’t block the aisles?  Check.  Physical and Visually Impaired access to all buildings or campus? Continue reading “Can You Hear Me Now? – Part 1”

FOOD! – Now You’re Talking!

It’s Tuesday here in North Carolina in the United States.  Let’s talk about some food discoveries I’ve made recently and that I’ll share with you.  There really isn’t any rhyme or reason for what is included nor their order of presentation, so here goes.  I hope you enjoy at least one of these for yourself. Continue reading “FOOD! – Now You’re Talking!”