at sea, coming to Crete

a short note from sea (still on yesterday’s fee). We are coming into Crete today; will be touring here this afternoon.Yesterday, the Bishop spoke – about the importance of Paul’s ministry – of how Paul was both a sincere Jew, and a Christian missionary. This is paradoxical to us, but to Paul, Jesus was a … [Read more…]

from the sea

Greetings from the sea! First thing, let me tell you that internet access will be rare for me, so you may not hear again until I get home. The access is expensive and poor and slow!But I am going to try today to send you some pictures – from Rome. It was quite something to … [Read more…]

devotion 11-4-15

Ephesians 3.14-21 14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. 16I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, 17and that Christ may … [Read more…]

devotion 11-3-15

Ephesians 3:7-13 7Of this gospel I have become a servant according to the gift of God’s grace that was given me by the working of his power. 8Although I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given to me to bring to the Gentiles the news of the boundless riches of … [Read more…]

devotion 11-2-15

Ephesians 3: 1 – 6 This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner for Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2for surely you have already heard of the commission of God’s grace that was given me for you, 3and how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I … [Read more…]

devotion 10-29-15

Ephesians 2: 1 – 10 You were dead through the trespasses and sins 2in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. 3All of us once lived among them in the passions … [Read more…]

devotion 10-28-15

Ephesians 1.15-23 15 I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all the saints, and for this reason 16I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. 17I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may … [Read more…]

devotion 10 – 27 – 15

Ephesians 1:3 – 14 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. 5He destined us … [Read more…]

devotion 10-26-15

Ephesians Ephesians 1:1-2 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus and are faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The most controversial of the so-called “prison letters” is what we know … [Read more…]