Tag: church

Authenticity

“Authentic” has become one of the new buzzwords of the twenty-first century; it would seem that everyone, everywhere is on a quest to manifest greater authenticity. People yearn to find their true, authentic selves, theyContinue reading

The Christian and Marriage

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh (Genesis 2:24). For the Christian of any time and place, marriage must goContinue reading

Walking in Love

Paul had related to the Ephesian Christians the great and glorious works of God: every blessing has been given to believers in Jesus, predestination, election, adoption, an inheritance, the Spirit; all were lost in sin,Continue reading

Walking Worthily of Our Calling

Paul’s powerful presentation in Ephesians 1:1-3:21 no doubt had its effect, overwhelming the Christians who heard or read it. Paul had set forth the spiritual blessings with which God has blessed Christians in Christ: election;Continue reading

Vulnerability

So much about vulnerability can be understood by the very word we have used to describe it. Vulnerability is becoming a more prominent theme in American culture today. Dr. Brene Brown, a noted researcher inContinue reading

The Christian and the Assembly

Not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day drawing nigh (Hebrews 10:25). From the beginning Christianity hasContinue reading

The Family and Nation of God

Paul had spoken powerfully regarding all the spiritual blessings with which God had blessed Christians in Jesus, having been elected and predestined to obtain the hope of salvation and righteousness in Christ, superabundantly receiving graceContinue reading

Tribalism

While Western society exalts the individual and his or her empowerment in many respects, individuals almost invariably continue to seek to identify themselves with “their people,” whoever “their people” may be. “Their people” is theirContinue reading