This composition suggests, I feel, that Philostratus, without explicitly contradicting the Ephesians
, wants to inform us that the epidemic cured by Apollonius was no bacterial plague after all but a social crisis of the type described by Apollonius, a crisis in which all citizens impersonate the storm.
Paul's promise to the Ephesians
can be our good news here.
2 Samuel 7:1-14; Psalm 89:20-37; Ephesians
2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 5.
Van Der Horst summed up with relief, "The warning in Ephesians
5:4 need not be read as a denouncement of humour and wittiness in the church.
The letter to the Ephesians
stresses sola gratia and the justification of the sinner.
Critics of Lechner's thesis will find Ephesians
16-20 a narrow textual basis for a conclusion about the whole corpus.
s comparisons between Ephesians
and the Qumran writings occur at eight levels: style and sentence construction, dualism, election and predestination, the nature of the community, the knowledge of the community, the understanding of "spirit," the ethics of the community, and eschatology and hope.
I am ever more convinced that the only adequate answer to this "outdated" document is "incarnational theology," the doctrine of the cosmic Christ, especially of Ephesians
Galatians 1:1-17 and Ephesians
3:1-13 respectively reveal Paul's call and place in God's scheme of redemption, and Romans 15:14-33 summarizes how Paul carried out his commission.
Bible readings were read by Kimm Brook and Bob Rudd and Brian's sermon was based on these readings from Ezekiel, Ephesians
1:3-14 -- Do you ever read the Bible and know why people don't get very excited about reading the Bible?
Seek this reality described in Ephesians
5: "Sing and make melody in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.