Tag Archives: church purity

A Harsh Command to Obey

Not sure where I’m going with this, but chewing on a command to obey this morning. Avoid such people. Doesn’t sound very “Christian” at first blush, does it? Maybe it’s just the translation. Let’s check out others. Having nothing to … Continue reading

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For Building Up, Not for Tearing Down

Paul had opened his heart to them. He had been gracious towards them. Though many among them questioned his authority and his sincerity, yet Paul was patient with them. He reasoned with them, he reminded them of what was true, … Continue reading

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Don’t Let It Go

Hovering over the last church in Revelation 2, Thyatira. What a complex church. On the one hand, within their gathering there’s all the stuff that you’d want to see in a church, all the stuff that the Lord who is … Continue reading

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On Churches and Church Members

They were riding the wave. Part of a winning team. Their stats were all going the right way. Love and faith? Service and patient endurance? All trending upwards. Their “latter works exceeding the first.” As a whole, things were going … Continue reading

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A Little Leaven

When you know how the story’s going to turn out, the first time you encounter this in Joshua you can’t help but cringe. And then, every subsequent time it happens there seems to ring an ominous bell tolling a warning … Continue reading

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