What gift does God want for Christmas and every other day? Our bodies offered as living sacrifices to his Body.
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Here is a great quote from Bonhoeffer’s Life Together: Since the confession of sin is made in the presence of a Christian brother, the last stronghold of self-justification is abandoned. The sinner surrenders; he gives up all his evil. He gives his heart to God, and he finds the forgiveness of all his sin in …
Tuning Out Community
Last week while driving home, something I heard on the Christian radio station troubled me again. “You’ve found a place to connect.” a male voice said. Don’t ask me who the voice belonged to. I don’t know. If I did know the name of the announcer, I probably wouldn’t recognize him on the street. If …
All Have Fallen
Paul called the church, “the pillar and foundation of the truth.” As the pillar, the church holds the truth of God’s word up for the world to see. As the foundation, the church gives substance to the truth of that message as we live together in loving community. So, to fulfill our function as the …
Stand Up, Church
Christ said, “On this rock, I will build my church.” (Matt. 16:18) Paul wrote that, “His (God’s) intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to His eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.” …
I’ve Got Enough Friends
If we’re working too hard to bring one person to Christ, we might have more in common with the Pharisees than with Jesus.
A Long Obedience
Christ’s commands to love each other and to make disciples describe one experience that we call, “sharing life.”