Archive for July 2019

Abundant Living

Jesus declared that He came that we might have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10), What is the abundant life.  Paul shares three keys to the abundant life that are still applicable for us today. Phil. 3: 12 – 16 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press…

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Be One!

When the Body of Christ is “one”, there are incredible ripple effects that result.  Paul exhorted the Church then and by scripture, us as well to move to this highest level of covenant – Being One! Phil. 2:2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Three…

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Prayers For Saints

How do we pray for the saints, members of the Body of Christ; local. trans-local and globally?  The Disciple’s Prayer, more often referred to as the Lord’s Prayer is a good one, yet it’s more of a personal prayer.  Paul’s writings to the various churches and leaders provide valuable insight, one of which was penned…

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Memories

Attending memorial services most often there are wonderful times of reminiscing a loved one, friend, family member.  Some of those memories evoke warmth, others humor and for some – too often – regret. What memories do our lives evoke? Phil. 1:3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, What memories do I evoke…

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Light Walkers

Eph. 5: 8  “Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),” Another observation concerning our walk as saints of God, Paul exhorts us to “walk children of light”. There are innumerable benefits of walking in the light  one of which is this walk reveals “what is acceptable…

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Walking Worthy

Eph. 4: 1  I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called A worthy walk is possible because of His grace and His imputed righteousness.  That’s God’s part, but what is our part in a worthy walk? A worthy walk isn’t characterized by arrogance…

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One Function of the Present Day Church

Eph. 3:10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places. Many are the activities and strategies the present day Church is engaged in, much of it is profitable, yet there is one too often overlooked missing that can…

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Reaping Based on Sowing

Gal. 6: 7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Farmers understand the law of sowing and reaping, there is a season of seemingly “waiting” between the two.  Yet they understand there is something happening beneath the surface that will one day provide a…

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Fruit of Restoration

Gal. 6: 1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. The preceding chapter closes with 9 specific fruits of walking in the Spirit, contrasted with 20 works of the flesh.  It’s much less exhausting…

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The Word of Grace

We hear much about grace today, which has created a stir in a number of expressions of the Body of Christ.  Grace is God’s enabling power with myriads of applications.  Grace provides opportunities to receive that enabling power as well. Paul noted the importance of grace as he spoke to the elders of Ephesus on…

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