When Each Part is Working Properly

Ephesians 4:11-14 ESV “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to … Continue reading When Each Part is Working Properly

Long for the Pure Word of God

As Obedient Children 1 Peter 2:1-3 ESV “So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation — if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” In 1 Peter 1 … Continue reading Long for the Pure Word of God

We are the Temple of God

John 2:13 ESV “The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.” Slaves in Egypt What is “The Passover”? Well, it began with the Israelites being slaves in Egypt and God sending Moses to deliver his people out of slavery in Egypt. The Pharaoh of Egypt, though, would not let … Continue reading We are the Temple of God

“My House Will be Called”

Mark 11:15-17 NIV “On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. And as he taught them, he … Continue reading “My House Will be Called”

Zeal for God’s House

Psalm 119:137-138 ESV “Righteous are you, O Lord, and right are your rules. You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness.” So many people today have a distorted view of who God is. They think God is altogether like us, but he isn’t. They try to bring him down to human level, … Continue reading Zeal for God’s House

Members One of Another

Romans 12:3 ESV “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.” The grace of God is a gift to us who … Continue reading Members One of Another

House of Sacrifice

2 Chronicles 7:12 ESV “Then the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: ‘I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice.’” In the time of Solomon, the “house of sacrifice” was the house of the Lord, his temple, which then was a … Continue reading House of Sacrifice

Church Upside Down

Ephesians 4:11-13 ESV “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to … Continue reading Church Upside Down