Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the… Continue Reading
Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. – Colossians 3:21
In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self,… Continue Reading
Godly Sex – An intimate, consensual act created by God to be experienced by one husband and his one wife demonstrating purity, devotion, and union as one flesh for the purposes of enjoyment, procreation, and ultimately to glorify God. “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and… Continue Reading
Paul is struggling for people he hasn’t even met face-to-face. How? Through prayer. Why? So that others won’t trick them with false knowledge about Jesus and their salvation, but rather that they’d grow in all wisdom and understanding of Him and His Kingdom.
Paul suffered and was afflicted as a backdrop for the epic story of love, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This mystery of the Good News — Christ in us — has been brought to us by messengers stewarding the Word of God, teaching it to us, just as we should be careful to grow others… Continue Reading
Christ is preeminent, but apart from Christ we were a sinful little speck. Because of what Christ has done for His people, they are holy, blameless and above reproach. This is all true IF Jesus has in fact justified you, starting the work of sanctification in you until the day you see Him face-to-face.
Jesus was fully God and fully man, and it was the Father’s pleasure to have the fullness of deity dwell in Christ. He was pleased because Jesus was the only perfect and able person to accomplish salvation through complete obedience, even unto death on the cross. It is through Jesus that all things in heaven… Continue Reading
Jesus is the beginning. That is, He is not only eternal but also the Ruler above all rulers — The King of kings, the Lord of lords, the God above every other god, which are not even true gods at all. In addition, He was the first to overcome death, and His resurrection was an… Continue Reading
The Church has been called out of sin, death, the world and the dominion of darkness. Being called out does not place the believer into an individualistic spiritual journey, but rather the Body of Christ through the Spirit of God. The Body has Jesus as its head, both in terms of His absolute authority and… Continue Reading