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Catholic Bible Study, Ephesians 1: 13-14 ^ | 09/02/2009 | Rich Maffeo

Posted on 09/02/2009 2:17:48 PM PDT by Patriot1259

In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised holy Spirit, which is the first installment of our inheritance toward redemption as God's possession, to the praise of his glory. (1:13-14)

For a moment, paint the picture in your mind of Golgotha's hill.

Our Blessed Lord and the two criminals hung for hours on their respective crosses, ravaged by thirst, and mocked by the mob. And for hours, the two watched the One in the middle. Nothing escaped their notice. They heard His groans, His agonized, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” And they heard Him pray for those who hated Him: “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”

Yet, despite what the two heard and saw, only one was changed. Only one believed.

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TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: biblestudy; catholic; ephesians; thebible
Rich Maffeo is an Author and writes the Column; Equipping Catholics for The Cypress Times. Today he looks at Ephesians 1: 13-14
1 posted on 09/02/2009 2:17:49 PM PDT by Patriot1259
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The one “chosen before the foundation of the world”, vss 1 & 2.

2 posted on 09/02/2009 2:36:26 PM PDT by Dutchboy88
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