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September 17, 2017

The Charismatic Community

The Charismatic Community

Perhaps the greatest privilege that God’s people have enjoyed since the coming of Jesus is the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit indwells every believer and has been given to satisfy the thirst of our souls through Spirit-empowered worship and fellowship. As the Spirit fills God’s people, a credible gospel community is formed.

April 30, 2017

Prayer Struggle

Prayer Struggle

The Christian is exhorted to put on the armor of God and thereby to withstand the attacks of the enemy. To this is added the need for prayer. In prayer we express our dependence on God. By devoting ourselves to prayer, we are able to see God accomplish his work through us, which both encourages us […]

February 5, 2017

Speak the Truth in Love

Speak the Truth in Love

God desires for his people to be spiritually mature so that they do not give in to deceit and the schemes of the devil. But the only way to become spiritually mature is through the proclamation of the gospel and its application to our everyday lives. God has designed for us to grow spiritually as […]

January 22, 2017

Walk Worthy

Walk Worthy

Once we become aware of the privileges of belonging to Christ, we are encouraged to live in light of that privilege. This requires us to live a selfless life, surrendering ourselves entirely to the Lord and seeking to live in unity with other believers. In this way we will exemplify the distinctive unity of the […]

November 20, 2016

The Holy Household of God

The Holy Household of God

As believers in Jesus we have a new privileged status as members of the holy family. We are built upon a strong foundation which cannot crumble and which holds us all together. We are growing into a holy temple, a place for God to dwell, and from which his glory is to be proclaimed to […]

October 30, 2016

A Prayer for the Believers

A Prayer for the Believers

Because God has blessed his people with every spiritual blessing, believers should pray all the more fervently for one another. We should pray for God to fill us  with his Spirit and to make us aware of the grace he has already given to us. By seeking God together and submitting to Christ, the church […]

June 26, 2016

The Blessed Life

The Blessed Life

It is God’s intention to abundantly bless his people so that they become the envy of the world. Unfortunately, we can only think of blessing in health and wealth terms. The problem with such thinking is that it misses out on the universal scope of God’s intentions to bless his people and leaves us more […]

February 14, 2016

The Lord’s Prayer for His Church (part 1)

The Lord's Prayer for His Church (part 1)

Jesus taught his disciples about the new community that they would become after his death, resurrection, and ascension to heaven. Jesus has high hopes for this new community, so now he prays for this church. He prays for the church because it is there that God’s glory will be seen and God himself will be […]

January 17, 2016

Abide in Me and Bear Much Fruit

Abide in Me and Bear Much Fruit

The church is like a vineyard to which God tends and from which he expects fruit that glorifies him and that is noticed by the world. This vineyard will prosper because of God’s diligent care, and because of the life-giving vine that never fails to supply the nutrients needed for a bountiful harvest.

September 20, 2015

Community

Community

From the beginning of human history, humans have needed community. While Jesus was on earth, he used the picture of human family relationships to describe what life should be like among God’s people. The New Testament writers continued to use this analogy for church community life. What is similar between biological families and God’s spiritual family, and […]

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