Author: Phillip Ross

Christian Conflict

“They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. –Ephesians 4:19 We must also acknowledge that the story of the Bible is a story of conflict between believers and unbelievers, or…

Constitutional Sin

“They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.” –Epheisians 4:18 Those who walk as the Gentiles do, suffer from a darkened or…

Early American History

Christianity has not followed Paul’s leadership and instructions to not “walk as the Gentiles do” (Eph. 4:17) as well as it should have. Many Greek, Gentile, and worldly ideas and practices have been adopted by various versions of Christianity over…

Triumphalism

Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. —Ephesians 4:17 The perspective, known as postmillennialism or triumphalism, has fallen on hard times for…

Edify The World

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, –Ephesians 4:11-12 The work of the ministry is the building up…

Church Work

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ… —Ephesians 4:11 Thus, the work of Christ’s church is to attend…

Ministry–Church Work

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ… —Ephesians 4:11 The function of ministry (διακονία), the central occupation of…

Peace and Christian Unity

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain…

Least?

Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power. To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was…