Is there anything more elegant than a wedding? Candles bathe a chapel in gold. Families fill the pews. Groomsmen and bridesmaids descend the aisles with bouquets of newness. And the groom stands at the front, longing for that moment his bride will appear and step toward him to start their new life together. InEphesians, Paul reminds us that Jesus is also longing for the day he will be united with the church-his bride in all her beauty. Paul's letter celebrates the beauty of the church and gives us wonderful examples and overviews of a Christian life. Paul shows us how to walk worthy of Christ as we live our life for God. His focus on the beauty of the church reminds us that through salvation we become a part of God's family: a place where we can experience true belonging. TheLife Lessons with Max Lucadoseries brings the Bible to life in twelve lessons filled with intriguing questions, inspirational stories, and poignant reflections to take you deeper into God's Word. Each lesson includes an opening reflection, background information, an excerpt of the text (from the New International and New King James versions), exploration questions, inspirational thoughts from Max, and a closing takeaway for further reflection. TheLife Lessonsseries is ideal for use in both a small-group setting or for individual study. TheLife Lessons with Max Lucadoseries is ideal for use in both a small-group setting or for individual study.
by Max Lucado
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