Exposed By The Light

We recently learned how, as true and obedient believers, we reflect God’s light into the world, and in doing so are called children of Light (Eph 5:8).  Today we see Paul foster this thought more deeply as he continues to urge the Church to live our lives in a godly manner. But all things become […]

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Imitators of God

Heading into Ephesians chapter 5, we find ourselves in the middle of a lengthy discourse from the Apostle Paul on the Christian’s obligation to live rightly.  In fact, this theme continues through the end of his epistle, so we should prepare ourselves for quite a bit more godly advice from Paul as we continue unpacking […]

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Speak Truth

Telling the truth seems to be one of the most important characteristics a Christian can exhibit.  It may be one of the hardest ones at times, and from the time we’re toddlers to the time we die it is a constant battle to always be truthful.  The desire to lie or tell half-truths is deeply […]

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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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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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Comprehending Christ’s Love For Us

Last week we looked at how we, being members of God’s family, are strengthened by the Holy Spirit to do the will of God and hold firmly to our faith in Christ, and that this God-given strength is not for our own gain, but for God’s glory. Building on this, the Apostle Paul continues further […]

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