Deep in Scripture May 2, 2012

Today's Topic: Ephesians 1:22 and 4:7,11-16, Hebrews 13:9-12, 1 Timothy 2:1-5

Special Guest: Shane Kapler

For the past 20 years Shane has been involved in the evangelistic and catechetical ministry of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  He has served on the core teams of both a Catholic charismatic youth group and LifeTeen program as well as coordinating programs for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and ongoing faith formation.  He was a long-time member of the Archdiocese's Retreat, Evangelization, and Prayer (REAP) Team and has recently begun writing for Catholic Exchange.  He holds an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and is engaged in clinical practice with school-age children.  He vehemently maintains, however, that his "best gig" is being the father of two.

Contact Info: www.explainingchristianity.com

Ephesians 1:22 and 4:7,11-16

[22] and he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church,
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[7] But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
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[11] And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,
[12] to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
[13] until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ;
[14] so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles.
[15] Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
[16] from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every joint with which it is supplied, when each part is working properly, makes bodily growth and upbuilds itself in love.

Hebrews 13:9-12
[9] Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings; for it is well that the heart be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited their adherents.
[10] We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat.
[11] For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp.
[12] So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.

1 Timothy 2:1-5
[1]First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men,

[2] for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way.
[3] This is good, and it is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
[4] who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
[5] For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,