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  • Ephesians 3: 14-19 Analysis

    Introduction In perhaps one of the Apostle Paul’s most heartfelt prayers, Ephesians 3:14-19 paints the picture of how to be filled with the fullness of God. Paul appeals to the Lord for the church of Ephesus, not for freedom from sin or wrongdoings, but rather that they may use their foundation set upon the love of Christ to know how immeasurable His love truly is. He prays that the Ephesians may have faith, love, power, and knowledge, all so that they may know Christ. This prayer did not end with the Ephesians, rather it is a call to the modern Church to keep its foundation firm upon Christ so that they may truly know the vastness of Christ’s love for His people. This prayer resounds through the ages, and contains the same message for us…

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  • Ephesians Thesis Statement

    The book of Ephesians is one of the most popular and important books of the New Testament. It includes topics such as unity within the body of Christ, relationship of believers to God, the Church as a whole. It is the purpose of the writing to discuss briefly the context and theological importance of this book. The book of Ephesians was written most likely in Rome and likely between 60 or 61 A.D. It has been historically accepted that Paul wrote this letter perhaps as a circulatory letter to…

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  • Book Of Ephesians Analysis

    light from heaven flashed around him; and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” (Acts 9: 3-4, New American Standard Bible). Since that day, Paul began to preach the gospel of Jesus no matter the situation or trouble he encountered. Paul did not only write his letters to Ephesus, he wrote to the network of churches in Asia Minor which is near Ephesus. “He likely wrote the letter on several different levels to help all of its recipients…

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  • St Paul's Tarsus Thesis

    One of the major philosophers from late antiquity is St. Paul, an apostle of Jesus and leader of the early Christian church. He was once known as Saul of Tarsus, and used his background as a Jew and Roman citizen to evangelize to all citizens in Jewish cultures within Roman cities when he became one of the most important writers in scripture and in Church tradition. In his time after Jesus’ death, he ministered to many church communities he formed in Europe and what was then Asia Minor through…

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  • Apostle Paul's Argument Analysis

    ‘Theotokos,’ since the Holy Scriptures nowhere address her thus, nor any of the Fathers.” Etymological root and uses of the term αὐθεντεῖν strongly suggest that Paul would have used it as “one who assume authority” than “exercising authority.” Conclusion Philip Payne, in his book, effectively argues against traditional understanding and argument against women in office. The careful exegetical and theological study of the letter to Timothy (1 Timothy 2:11-12) by Philip Payne produces 3 major…

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  • 1 Corinthians 12 1-31 Analysis

    Spiritual Gifts and Unity in Christ from 1st Corinthians 12: 1-31 Paul’s words in his letter to the Corinthian church, lays an emphasis on the virtue and need for unity within these community of believers as it relates to the diverse operations of spiritual gifts (I Corinthians 12:1-31). This is because spiritual gifts and unity are interconnected and vital to their church experience and Christian life. According to him, our effectiveness as the church of Jesus Christ lies in our willingness to…

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  • Ephesus Research Paper

    Ephesus: Historical-Cultural Background Situated on the west coast of Asia Minor, Ephesus was the capital of the Roman province of Asia and one of the most influential cities on the main trade route from Rome to the East. (Metzger, 207). The city stood upon the sloping sides and at the base of two hills, Prion and Coressus, commanding a beautiful view; its climate was exceptionally fine, and the soil of the valley was unusually fertile (Banks). Ephesus lay at the mouth of the Cayster River and…

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  • Ephesus Influence In The Ancient World

    1-3: John writes to the church at Ephesus, the “capital of the province of Asia” and a “great commercial centre”. Ephesus had a major impact and influence in the ancient world, and was home to the temple of Artemis, “one of the seven wonders of the world” along with being a major source of profit and revenue for the people in the city. Jesus in this message commends the people of emphasis for their “testing and rejecting” of the false apostles, and he encourages them in their right standing…

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  • Summary: The Effects Of The Third Ecumenical Council

    architecture and hymnography. Historical Intro In order to understand the third ecumenical council, a brief overview of the first two, the Council of Nicaea and the Council of Constantinople, was required. The Council of Nicaea condemned Arius, a man who claimed that the nature of Christ was finite and lesser than Christ (Arius, 2016). The next council, that of Constantinople, condemned the heresy of Macedonius, which viewed the Holy Spirit as a power of God and inferior to the Father and Son…

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  • Schism In Christianity

    The move into the Christian-Roman period, or the early Medieval/Dark Ages marked an important point in Catholic Christianity’s history, and allowed controversies over the teaching and practice of religious doctrines throughout Christianity to present themselves. Leaders within the churches convened in order to form unanimous and unwavering principles as answers to the essential questions of teaching orthodox faith. These debates would be called Ecumenical Councils, settling disputes regarding…

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