1 Corinthians 12 ESV (the whole chapter) For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, … Continue reading The Church in Persecution
The Lord Jesus has led me to write a series of devotions on the subject of the church. This will be the fourth in that series, as I am looking into what the church should look like and how we should function as the body of Christ. I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the … Continue reading The Church in Humility
Ephesians 2:19-22 ESV So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple … Continue reading The Voice of Reason
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such … Continue reading Are You Washed?
As I was reading through many people's blogs this evening I found a running theme among them that had to do with trusting God with our circumstances and with our family members and with everything in our lives. There was so much hope and encouragement in these blog posts. There was so much love being … Continue reading Thanks for Being There
Do you know your body part? Do you know what gifts of the Spirit God has given to you? Do you know your specific assignment, your role within the body which God has given you to fulfill, to accomplish for his purposes? These things of which I speak here are not necessarily to be equated … Continue reading Teeter-Tottering
Monday, October 23, 2017, 1:22 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Broken and Contrite.” Speak, Lord, Your words to my heart. I read Galatians 6 (quoting select vv. NIV). Caught in a Sin (vv. 1-2) Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit … Continue reading We Sow, We Reap