Tossed To and Fro

I’m not a poet. I don’t even play one on the Internet. But here are a few words that just so happen to (mostly) rhyme while describing heaven’s desire for unity in Ephesians 4:11-16.

Tossed To and Fro

Tossed to and fro

for what

who knows

but ah yes there is an answer


Tossed to and fro

by those

who know

how to hide the answer


Tossed to and fro

this is not

the will of God

for life upon the sea Continue reading

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Steady As We Go

A power point study of Ephesians 4:11-16 is at:

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Re: Ephesians 4

Ron, from the suggested chiastic structure below, to which I’ve added the markers, from this site, Ephesians 3.14-21 and 4.1-6 are the heart of the letter.

And the seven ones are also, it would appear, in chiastic form, which I’ll just put in regular text:

A.  one Body
B.  one Spirit
C.  one hope
X.  one Lord (Jesus)
C’. one faith
B’. one baptism
A’. one God

I don’t have any scholar to quote on this one, but it seems to me that the corresponding items match very well, A with A’ and so forth. These are not just fun for mapping out when we have nothing to do. They point out real emphases and textual focal points that enrich the meaning of the text and our understanding of the message.

All that to say, you’ve honed in on one of those focal points in today’s post, which I amen with Stephen.

Now back to 1 Cor.

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