Does the Son submit to the Father … or are people who say that heretics?

I was going to write something about this earlier in the year but didn’t because events overtook. My intention was to review Mike Ovey’s book “Your will be done” which was published shortly before his untimely death earlier this year. Continue reading

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Work and family – parents and children, slaves and masters (Ephesians 6)

What is “Spiritual warfare?” For some of us, the phrase will immediately conjure up Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings-esque images with evil spirits flying in and needing to be repelled.

When we looked at Ephesians 5:22-32 and Paul’s instructions to husbands and wives, we saw that this section of his letter is all linked back to the instruction to be “filled with the Spirit.”  In other words, Being filled with the Spirit is all about living out our everyday lives at home, work and in the church in light of the grace we have received in Christ.

Similarly, the whole section points us forward to Ephesians 6:10ff where Paul describes the armour of God we need to fight spiritual war.  Spiritual Warfare is about living in light of God’s grace through Christ in our everyday lives at home, work and church. Continue reading