Some of what I am going to share with you here will be in the form of testimony to God’s grace in my own life, but the principles that are being spoken of here apply to all those who follow Jesus Christ with their lives. “We give thanks to God always for all of you, … Continue reading Called of God
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
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 the measure of … Continue reading The Church in Service
Paul (earlier called Saul) was a Pharisee and a persecutor and a murderer of Christians before Jesus called him to faith in Himself. In fact, he was on his way to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests to persecute, imprison and/or to put to death the saints of God (Christians) when … Continue reading We are All Necessary
Philippians 1:1-6 ESV Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of … Continue reading The Affection of Christ
2 Timothy 1:1-7 ESV Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, … Continue reading Fire it Up!