Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. - Titus 2:14
A Prisoner of Jesus Christ
Ephesians 3:1-13 constitutes a great parenthesis in the argument of the book, which skips from 2:22 to 3:14, where it continues the topic of the growth of the Church. What could have been important enough to make a logical and systematic mind like Paul's lose its train of thought? The Stewardship of God's Grace, i.e., the ministry of the Gospel and the privilege of having a part in it. How great is that privilege? It is great enough to transform your view of your circumstances, to turn a prison into a place of praise and bonds of iron into a badge of honor, when one is a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
(To read the entire article "Prisoner of Jesus Christ" by Donald T. Williams at Preaching.com, click here)
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