Tag Archives: The Body of Christ

Paul’s Prayers; March 18, 2020


1 Thessalonians 3:12-13 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; February 18, 2020


2 Corinthians 6:1 As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. This verse has two major points. The first refers back to the last two verses of the previous chapter, which say that by … Continue reading

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Zion; August 20, 2019


Psalm 84:5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. The NIV translators flat chickened out and yielded to political correctness in this verse. The Japanese, in line with the Hebrew I am … Continue reading

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Representing Christ; May 12, 2019


Philippians 1:26 so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me. Where some translations have “your joy in Christ,” the Japanese has the more literal, “your pride in me.” There … Continue reading

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The Body of Christ; April 14, 2019


1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. We tend to think of this chapter as a discussion of spiritual gifts, which it is, but more importantly, Paul’s … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts; April 13, 2019


1 Corinthians 12:7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. This whole chapter has been very familiar to me since I was first introduced to the Charismatic Movement back in 1973. That … Continue reading

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Church Growth; October 31, 2018


Ephesians 4:15-16 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds … Continue reading

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