Lift Your Eyes is a series of reflections covering every sentence in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.
In each reflection, I take a short portion from the letter, provide a translation, describe what it’s saying, and reflect on what it means for our lives and our relationships with others. As you read Ephesians, it is my prayer that Paul’s letter will lift your eyes, raise your sights, and help you to stand.
The reflections will be published twice a week starting 25 January 2019 and finishing in September 2019.
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Read the posts so far
- Lift Your Eyes: Introducing Ephesians
- Paul: in his own words (Ephesians 1:1a)
- Amazing holiness (Ephesians 1:1b)
- This God (Ephesians 1:2)
- #inChrist (Ephesians 1:3)
- What if it’s not about me? (Ephesians 1:4–6a)
- Are you trying to redeem yourself? (Ephesians 1:6b–7)
- So here’s the plan (Ephesians 1:8–10)
- Rejoicing in the blessing of others (Ephesians 1:11–12)
- The message is the mission (Ephesians 1:13)
- The Holy Spirit: Our security (Ephesians 1:14)
- Prayer: What are we actually doing? (Ephesians 1:15–16)
- What’s the point of theology? (Ephesians 1:17–18)
- Strength to live (Ephesians 1:19–21)
- The first thing to say about church (Ephesians 1:22–23)
- The root of the problem (Ephesians 2:1–2)
- We too: the offenders (Ephesians 2:3)
- This love (Ephesians 2:4–5)
- A question of security (Ephesians 2:6–7)
- Good works and salvation: What’s the connection? (Ephesians 2:8–10)
- The blood that brings us close (Ephesians 2:11–13)
- Christ the wall breaker (Ephesians 2:14–16)
- Christ the missionary (Ephesians 2:17–18)
- No second-class Christians (Ephesians 2:19)
- Built together (Ephesians 2:20–22)
The academic details behind the series
If you’re interested in the technical reasons behind what I say in this series, and want to chase it up further, you might like to check out my book Reading Ephesians and Colossians After Supersessionism: Christ’s Mission through Israel to the Nations.