Tag Archives: The Body of Christ

The Work of Christ; April 19, 2022


Acts 1:1-2 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had … Continue reading

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The Church; February 1, 2022


Ephesians 1:22-23 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. We not only have too … Continue reading

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God’s Temple; May 11, 2021


1 Kings 8:27 “But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!” I well remember when I used this Scripture in doing a dedication ceremony for … Continue reading

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Unity in Christ; February 23, 2021


Zephaniah 3:9 “Then will I purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord and serve him shoulder to shoulder.” Every once in a while you run into a verse in … Continue reading

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Differing Ministries; November 23, 2020


Galatians 2:8 For God, who was at work in the ministry of Peter as an apostle to the Jews, was also at work in my ministry as an apostle to the Gentiles There is actually a very important principle in … Continue reading

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The Body of Christ; September 7, 2020


1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. This section of 1 Corinthians is a supremely anointed metaphor, one that anyone can grasp, and it deals with a … Continue reading

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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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