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

Have Unity of Mind

1 Peter 3:8-9 ESV “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.” We, as followers of Jesus, are … Continue reading Have Unity of Mind

In a Manner Worthy

Worthy of the Calling Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond … Continue reading In a Manner Worthy

The Church in Practice

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

The Power of God

“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

Unity of Faith

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 1 Peter 3:8 ESV To have this unity that this speaks of, we must be in agreement, in harmony, and in union with one another. On a spiritual level, this comes from us first of all being … Continue reading Unity of Faith

Bless and Be Blessed

1 Peter 3:8-9 ESV Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. This is written to the church, … Continue reading Bless and Be Blessed

True to The Cross

Philippians 2:1-4 ESV Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from … Continue reading True to The Cross