Tag Archives: the body of Christ

A Personal Life Verse for a Corporate Context

It’s a verse which, if I am honest with myself (and I try to be), I most often apply out of context. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving … Continue reading

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The Riches of Full Assurance

They were in a battle. Not against flesh and blood, but against thoughts and ideas. Paul referring to them as “plausible arguments” (Col. 2:4) and empty philosophies “according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world” (Col. … Continue reading

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A Glorious Mystery

It sits in the shade, as it should. But glorious truth in the shade of “glorious-er” truth should still be jaw-dropping. But sometimes we become accustomed to that which should evoke awe, too familiar with that which should foster praise, … Continue reading

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Achin’ Over Achan

Not sure I can really develop the thought that’s spinning around in my head. Want to be careful about “over-applying” an Old Testament narrative to the New Testament church. But I think there’s something worth noodling on here. So, just … Continue reading

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A Head that Hurts, A Heart that’s Full

Never really thought of it this way before this morning but, in a sense, if you want to keep your head from exploding, speed reading Ephesians 1 may be the better way to go. There is so much packed into … Continue reading

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To Bear Fruit

Jesus interpreted the news for them. That incident where Pilate decided to shed the blood of those not so innocent Galileans who had come to shed the blood of their innocent sacrifices in Jerusalem? Don’t think it was God’s divine … Continue reading

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For the Common Good

Who wouldn’t agree? The human body is amazing. Just take a moment to think about how everything is wired together and operates together and it doesn’t take long for the awe-o-meter to start to rise. Over the last year I’ve … Continue reading

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Not Meant to Walk Alone

Chewing on the first part of Ephesians 4 this morning, verses 1 through 16. And what hits me is that what I have so often read as something directed toward me, is actually, I think, more directed toward we. I … Continue reading

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A Team Sport

The goal is lofty. The way to get there though, is within our grasp. Paul writes to the Colossians in order to correct the error which was creeping into their midst and destabilizing their faith. He had already been praying … Continue reading

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True Companion

At best, he’s a bit player. A walk-on in a stage production. A cameo appearance in a movie. Doesn’t have a speaking part. Name’s not even listed in the credits. You barely notice him. He’s a no name. But this … Continue reading

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