Unified in the Body of Christ

The Bible is intriguing in that it often explains the most mysterious heavenly truths in such simple ways they can be easy to miss.  From the way Jesus told of the workings of the Kingdom of God through parables, to the way Paul draws us a mental picture of the Church as a human body, […]

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Love

We are called to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and our neighbor as ourselves.  So, in that spirit, let’s allow God’s Word alone to tell us a little more about love. 1 Corinthians 13: If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, […]

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Unified in Truth

In today’s world, truth is treated as subjective.  The world believes truth is what one makes it and how it applies to oneself.  They believe there is no singular truth, and it is relative to the situation.  Scripture teaches the exact opposite.  Truth is foundational, it is fixed, it is unyielding, and it was set […]

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Christ’s Gift of Those Who Serve

God is a loving God who blesses His children richly with heavenly gifts (cf: Luke 11:13).  This doesn’t necessarily translate to material blessings, as we’ve seen previously, but God’s gifts are meant to build us up spiritually and draw us into a deeper relationship with Himself. The gifts God gave us are many, including grace, […]

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The Humility of Christ’s Descension

Ephesians 4 provides believers with a solid framework for walking the walk we talk.  In the first few verses of this beautiful chapter, the Apostle Paul tells believers we are to walk in a manner worthy of our calling by Christ, which is to be inwardly and outwardly gentle, humble, kind, and patient.  These attributes […]

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The Shepherds and the Lamb

Just about everyone has heard the account of Christ’s birth, even those who don’t believe or acknowledge Him as Savior.  It is a piece of history that has been well-preserved for over 2,000 years thanks to its details being dutifully recorded in Scripture and other texts.  As we approach Christmas this week, I’d like to […]

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One in Christ

Following his instruction to believers to live their lives in a manner worthy of our calling, the Apostle Paul then expounded on how this calling can be practically viewed as we interact with one another.  There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one […]

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A Manner Worthy

The call of Christ changes a person.  That change begins when we are saved – being justified once and forever – but refined continuously as we go through this life, walking with the Lord and maturing in the faith.  This change should not only be evident to us, it should also be evident to others […]

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With God All Things Are Possible

We’ve all heard the story of the Rich Young Man (or ruler) in Mark 10 and Matthew 19.  And we’ve all heard and probably quoted the verse “with God all things are possible”.  Most of us don’t think of these two stories being linked, but Jesus said this famous line at the closing of the […]

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The Power At Work Within Us

As the Apostle Paul rounds out what we know as chapter 3 of Ephesians (fun fact: the first Bible to be versified was the Geneva translation in 1560), he continues his encouragement to the church with the pinnacle of his exhortation in this passage.  He writes: Now to Him who is able to do far […]

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