Misfits on a Mission, Finding Identity in Jesus

Posts by T. C. Moore

“Finding Identity in Jesus” (Ephesians 1.3-14)

Today in the United States, many people are experiencing an identity crisis. The labels and categories that used to provide a sense of security and purpose no longer do. To make matters worse, identity has become highly divisive. Race, culture, ethnicity, gender, orientation, partisan politics, and faith are just a few of the areas where…

“A Place of Power” (Acts 19.1-20)

Power is one of the main themes of the New Testament book called “Ephesians,” written by the apostle Paul for circulation among the churches of “Asia.” For example, in chapter one Paul prays for Jesus’s disciples to have power like the power God exerted in raising Jesus from the dead (v.19-20) and praises Jesus for…

Historical and Cultural Context on Ephesus

In the first century, when the apostle Saul/ Paul 1 traveled to Ephesus (now in modern-day Turkey), a city with a long and illustrious history. Dating back to the Greek migrations of 1200 BC, Ephesus underwent several rebirths. In Greek times, it was the birth place of a great pre-Socratic philosopher named Heraclitus. It was…