Repair What is Broken

Jesus desires harmony among believers. Perfect harmony. He prayed for us to be made complete, to be of one mind, united together (John 17:20-23). Paul echos this in 2 Corinthians 13:11: “Finally, beloved friends, be cheerful! Repair whatever is broken among you, as your hearts are being knit together in perfect unity. Live continually in … Continue reading Repair What is Broken

Diversity is Required

Everyone is different and that is great. It’s actually how God created us. Yes, we are all made in His image. But even with His thumbprint on each of us, it’s true — we are all very different. We have different personalities, likes, dislikes, different backgrounds, different skill sets, different ethnicities, different opinions, etc. It … Continue reading Diversity is Required

Expense of Others

We forget how connected we are in life. Remember, we were made to be communal beings. In America, there is this individualism that is taught. It is all about independence from others with a me, myself, and I perspective. It’s my right, my liberty, my freedom. This is why it’s difficult to travel in roundabouts … Continue reading Expense of Others

Answer Gently

In today’s verse, Paul mentions how they always answer gently or kindly. The Passion Translation says, “When we are slandered incessantly, we always answer gently, ready to reconcile. Even now, in the world’s opinion, we are nothing but filth and the lowest scum” (1 Corinthians 4:13). In this passage, Paul is speaking about how they … Continue reading Answer Gently

Belong to Each Other

As Christians, we understand that we are each part of the body of Christ. We understand that the Church is comprised of many parts that each has a special function. The Church is people. Each of us are different. Each of us are part of the body of Christ. We also know that Jesus Christ … Continue reading Belong to Each Other

The Denomination of Non

When I speak with people about church, they always ask the denomination. Then I say, “Oh it’s non-denominational.” It’s an interesting phrase. There’s different denominations (for example Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran, Baptist). Then there’s non-denominational. Those are the churches that claim to not be affiliated with any of the known denominations. After the Early Church that … Continue reading The Denomination of Non