Selah Reflect God’s Comfort

A Psalm of David.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me (Psalm 23:4).

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Selah Reflect God’s Caring

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.[b] He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake (Psalm 23:1-3. NRSV).

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Selah Background

We invite you to pause and reflect in a Selah moment as we consider the twenty-third Psalm. 

 

Most would agree that the 23rd Psalm is the most widely known portion of the Bible. Its use is strongly associated with funerals. J. Clinton McCann, in his commentary in the New Interpreters Bible, writes, “To be sure it is appropriate Read more…


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Selah Announcement

During this Lenten Season, we invite you to join us and:
 
Pause to Catch your Breath
Think about God’s Grace
Ponder where God is leading you
Give with Glad and Grateful Hearts
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Week 3, Thursday, Ephesians 3:7-11

Thursday, May 7, 2020 – Ephesians 3:7-11

A Bottomless Reservoir

By Pastor Paul Georgulis
 
Scripture:
7 I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. 8 Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, 9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. 10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Ephesians 3:7-11 (New International Version)
 

In yesterday’s passage, the Apostle Paul elaborated on the mystery of God’s will that is the unity that is available through belief in – and living for – Jesus. In today’s passage, Paul talks about sharing this mystery. He beautifully describes that he is called to preach “the boundless riches of Christ…” (verse 8). These boundless riches have been described as a reservoir so deep we can never find the bottom, out of which we can never draw too much, and of which we can never exhaust. And Paul tells us he was called to share this mystery with all people. The same is true for us. If we are persons who follow Jesus, then that means that He has changed our lives from the inside out. We who once had no hope are now filled with hope. As followers of Christ, we have been tasked with sharing this glorious hope with others by making disciples (i.e., leading others to faith) and by teaching them God’s Word (Matthew 28:19-20).

 
Prayer:
My prayer is that you would find strength in this passage today. Whatever you are facing, God’s resources are abundant and there is nothing that is too big for Him – He can handle it all. What an incredible God we serve!

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