Category: Church

Working Together

Paul wrote a letter to the congregations in Ephesus that became part of the Holy Book. In what we now call chapter 4 of it, he informed the Ephesians that the power that builds the Church up to maturity is love, and the process for love building the Church up is that every part of […]

The Congregation in the Real World

Disciplines, or, as John Wesley would call them, “means of grace,” are activities (or refrains from action in some cases) that can put us in a position or a condition in which the Holy Spirit can work in us and/or for us more easily or more deeply. They can help us focus or communicate (both […]

Unlike You

I Do Not Remember

Yesterday I was thinking I should share here a word on forgiveness by Francis Frangipane, one of my heroes. I decided that next time he shared it in his blog I would pick it up and put it in mine that day. He shared it this morning! I added his link to get the book […]

Making New

Take some courage from the fact that if you are in the earth to innovate (bring something new), you will not get to enjoy the benefit of the American proverb related to receiving justice – you will not be innocent until proven guilty. Take courage from that, by preparing for the fact that in most […]

Be Blessed

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory […]

Discerning His Presence

Our considerations of each other can exceed the considerations we would give ourselves or demand of others for ourselves. Sometimes they should. The more I extend provision and promotion and encouragement to the other parts of the body of Jesus, though, the more I empower them and encourage them to be the support I need […]

A Worthy Walk

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as […]

Being Loved 3

The deepest, most powerful physical contact combines a manifestation of the fruit of the Spirit that is agape and the fruit of the Spirit that is faith. When the apostles laid their hands on the 7 young Hellenistic believers who were going to be assigned the responsibility of taking care of daily provision to Hellenistic […]

Good Word

Eu – Logos: good word. Eulogy is how its spelled if its at your funeral. Some people get to pick the epitaph that goes on their grave stone. Others have one written for them or about them. Some wouldn’t be what the deceased would have hoped for. Nobody knows you better than Yahweh. If He […]

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