Messiah’s Peace

What very good advice Paul wrote to the congregations in Colossae about being co-members of Jesus: Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so also …

They’ll Know We’re Jesus People

We have spiritual gifts. Our ministries flow out of the gifts, influenced by our resources: who has parented us, what skills we have, who our neighbors are, and what other gifts are functioning around us. If I am an evangelist, I will need to be around unbelievers to have effective ministry. If I am a …

GATHERING AS THE CHURCH

1 Corinthians 11 – The Lord’s Supper How to get it wrong °    division °    eating your meal instead of the Lord’s °    not honoring the body by waiting until all have arrived before eating the meal °    despising the church °    humiliating those who have nothing °    eating the bread, drinking the cup in …

Acts 15

Paul was followed through most of his church-planting ministry by the people he made mad when he emptied their synagogue to create a congregation. They demanded that Jews remain Kosher and God fearing Gentiles become Kosher. “No one can please Yahweh without obeying the Torah,” they instructed. “It’s OK that you God fearers have become …