Ever since the church began, it has had to hold two things in tension with one another. You could call them inward and outward. The inward community the church has with one another, and the outward reach the church has to its neighbors and to the nations.Read more "The Tension of Inward and Outward"
When something is ordinary, it is commonplace, customary, every day, habitual, and routine. When something is unordinary, it is rare, unusual, and uncommon. I believe if we are to increasingly reflect how the Scriptures call us to live, these actions must become ordinary among believers in Christ. Last week I listed four in a blog […]Read more "Moving from Unordinary to Ordinary – Part 2"
I believe if we are to increasingly reflect how the Scriptures call us to live, these actions must become ordinary among believers in Christ. While we could list a multitude, here are four actions that deal specifically with our mouths, words, and relationships.Read more "Moving from Unordinary to Ordinary – Part 1"
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.Read more "Above all, love each other deeply"
1 Peter 3:8: Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.Read more "Five Phrases That Should Describe Us"
Proverbs 4:20-27: 20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. […]Read more "Above all else, guard your heart"
1 John 2:9-11: 9 Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. 10 Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. 11 But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the […]Read more "Love One Another Well"