Friday, January 30, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 32

This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Ephesians 5:32

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 31

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Ephesians 5:31

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 30

For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
Ephesians 5:30

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 29

For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
Ephesians 5:29

Monday, January 26, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 27-28

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
Ephesians 5:27-28

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 26

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Ephesians 5:26

Friday, January 23, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 25

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Ephesians 5:25

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 24

Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Ephesians 5:24

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 23

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Ephesians 5:23

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 22

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
Ephesians 5:22

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 21

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Ephesians 5:21

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 20

Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Ephesians 5:20

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 19

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Ephesians 5:19

Friday, January 16, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 18

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Ephesians 5:18

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 17

Wherefore be ye not unwise , but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Ephesians 5:17

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 15-16

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15-16

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 12-14... Playing Catch-up

I am not really tackling all of these today, just v. 14.  I was a little behind in posting.
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Ephesians 5:12-14

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 11 ... and a Vocabulary Lesson

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.      Ephesians 5:11
1. To blame; to censure.
2. To charge with a fault to the face; to chide; to reprehend.
3. To blame for; with of; as, to reprove one of laziness.
4. To convince of a fault, or to make it manifest.
5. To refute; to disprove.
6. To excite a sense of guilt.
7. To manifest silent disapprobation or blame.
from Noah Webster's 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language

I love this  1828 version of Webster's dictionary.  Its definitions include several literary and biblical references and quotes for illustrative purposes.  Now to look up disapprobation...

Friday, January 9, 2009

One Hundred

I am doubling up today, memorizing verses 9 and 10, to be able to make it all the way through chapter 5 by the end of January.  Verse 10 is the 100th verse in Ephesians.  God is so good.  I am overwhelmed that I have come this far.  God is faithful and loving and full of grace.  Through the washing of His Word He is changing me.  Deep inside He is changing me, and I am absolutely overwhelmed.  Maybe one day I will write about that.  
(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Ephesians 5:9-10
Only 47 more to go...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 8

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Ephesians 5:8

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 6-7

Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Ephesians 5:6-7

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 5 - Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?


That IS a game we played in elementary school, right?  I seem to remember something like that.  Anyways, there it is.  Thanks, Ann, for the button instructions.
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Ephesians 5:5

UPDATE:  Well obviously I don't have the button.  I HAD the button, but whenever I exit Safari and then go back, the button has mysteriously turned into a question mark.  You can still click it to get to Ann Roeker's MMM page.  I will have to figure this out when I have more time.  

Monday, January 5, 2009

I can sew a button, but how do I ADD one?

Ann Kroeker is hosting Mega Memory Month on her blog.  The idea is to put to memory some long passage (Scripture, a poem, etc.) during the month of January and to encourage others who are joining in doing the same.  

I will be working on Ephesians 5 for January.  Last summer I started working on memorizing Ephesians and Lea's Remember in September contest helped me complete Chapter 2 and part of Chapter 3 (not to mention start blogging).  It took all of October and November to finish Chapter 3, and I did Chapter 4 in December.  My method is to add a new verse each day and then review previous verses.  (If you look at previous posts you will see that in actuality this works out to sometimes skipping days and doubling up on other days, or in the case of Chapter 3, taking an inordinate amount of time to complete a section.)

I am loving the accountability and deadline aspect of MMM.  It really seems to help me.

Oh, and there is this really nice button for Mega Memory Month with a coral, which I think is a brain coral, which would be totally appropriate, but I have to figure out how to add a button to a blog.  

Ch. 5 v. 4

Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Ephesians 5:4

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 3

But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Ephesians 5:3

Friday, January 2, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 1-2

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Ephesians 5:1-2

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The End of Ephesians 4!!!!!!!!!!

I can't believe that I'm at the end of Chapter 4.  That is two-thirds of the way through.  Only two more chapters to go!
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as 
God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:30-32