Yesterday the Lord led me to write about The Church in Action, which had to do with defining what the church is, and what it isn’t, and what the gatherings of the church are supposed to look like, based on scripture. Today, I believe the Lord wants me to continue on this subject of the … Continue reading The Church in Practice
“For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of … Continue reading The Power of God
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. For your … Continue reading Wise and Innocent
1 Corinthians 1:10-17 ESV I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there … Continue reading The Wisdom of God
No Divisions 1 Corinthians 1:10 NASB Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment. On what are we all supposed to agree? On … Continue reading Y’all Agree
Is the goal of being likeminded with other Christians even realistic? If we think about all the church denominations and all the various doctrines and theologies and practices which are out there, is it even possible that we could all be of one mind, united in spirit? I mean, there are those who believe water … Continue reading Likeminded
Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 1:44 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Oh, To Be Like Thee.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Romans 16 (Select vv. ESV). Who Cause Divisions (vv. 17-18) I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles … Continue reading Are All Divisions Bad?
There are so many things which divide us as a nation, as a people, and as the children of God. We are divided by hatred, violence, political affiliation, denomination, race, religion, social status, culture, belief systems, etc. We are also divided by greed, love of power, idolatry, spiritual (and physical) adultery, wars of men, lies, … Continue reading A People Divided