The Gifts and The Gifted

1 Corinthians 12:1,4-7,11 ESV “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed… Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. … Continue reading The Gifts and The Gifted

The Body of Christ at Work

Video Talk Ephesians 4:11-16 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 … Continue reading The Body of Christ at Work

Appearance of Life, but Really Dead

Revelation 3:1-6 ESV “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for … Continue reading Appearance of Life, but Really Dead

Sharing the Word of God with Others

2 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” Paul said these words to Timothy, but do they have application to … Continue reading Sharing the Word of God with Others

Caring for One Another

Spiritual Gifts and Ministries The subject matter of 1 Corinthians 12 is spiritual gifts and ministries within the church, the body of Christ. And this is speaking of the universal body of Christ of which all genuine believers in Jesus Christ are members. We need no other membership other than to be members of Christ’s … Continue reading Caring for One Another

Encouragement for the Body of Christ

Colossians 1:1-6 ESV “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before … Continue reading Encouragement for the Body of Christ

Who Should We Honor?

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 ESV “We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.” Now, who is this talking about? This is not talking about everyone who … Continue reading Who Should We Honor?

Ticky-Tacky Houses of Worship

1 Peter 2:4-5 ESV “As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” Traditional Church Mindset … Continue reading Ticky-Tacky Houses of Worship

Encourage the Body of Christ

Jesus Christ, God the Son, had just been crucified on a cross for our sins, and on the third day he was resurrected from the dead by God the Father. After his resurrection Jesus appeared to some of the women, who had followed him prior to his death, and to his disciples, and to many … Continue reading Encourage the Body of Christ

The Body of Christ in Action

Colossians 3:12-15 ESV “Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds … Continue reading The Body of Christ in Action