13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
Why we Serve: This week we make a resolve to serve joyfully. Many times we focus on the “what” of serving, and not on the “why” of serving. I believe if we could conquer the “why”, the “what” would flow naturally from our lives. The Bible says in Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers … Read More
A Living Sacrifice 12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodiesas a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
The old song “God Pleaser” came to mind when I read Colossians 1:9-10. No one wants to be a man-pleaser, but there is always a danger that our best efforts and our most precious resources are being spent to please those around us instead of daily acts of worship. Probably just like you; the words … Read More
And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and … Read More
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up … Read More
Today’s reading: Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds … Read More
Christians should desire spiritual gifts, but the best evidence of a spirit-filled lifestyle isn’t spiritual giftedness. Spirit-filled living is best demonstrated through the fruit of the spirit, lived out in everyday life. As A.W. Tozer once said, “The Spirit-filled life is not a special, deluxe edition of Christianity. It is part and parcel of the … Read More
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep … Read More