The Form of the Lord

Moses was very humble. He was more humble than anyone else. He was faithful. Moses was so faithful that God spoke to him “directly, openly, and not in riddles.” The Message says God spoke to Moses “intimately.” Moses was able to see “the form of the Lord.” Other translations say he was able to “behold” … Continue reading The Form of the Lord

Handle With Care: Fasten the Zipper

Week 4 – Fasten the Zipper [John 17:20-23] CARING FOR UNITY Why? Jesus Prays for Unity Unity points to Jesus     1 Corinthians 1:10 - I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you … Continue reading Handle With Care: Fasten the Zipper

The Same Attitude

An attitude is a way of thinking, which typically is reflected by our actions. In Philippians 2, we read that we “must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.” What a difficult thing to accomplish! How are we to have the same mindset at Jesus? What is Paul trying to say in this verse? … Continue reading The Same Attitude

Yield to Others

Yielding to others is difficult. Try driving in a roundabout with everyone thinking they are justified in going first. There’s a pattern to the road plan that has given drivers a time to yield and a time for others to yield. The world tells us we shouldn’t have to yield. The world tells us that … Continue reading Yield to Others

Take Delight in Honoring

The Bible tells us that we are to honor people above ourselves. Some translations say that we are to “outdo one another in showing honor” (ESV, HCSB). This can also be translated as “excel in showing respect for each other” (GW). This respect or honor is not something we see often. When you show respect … Continue reading Take Delight in Honoring

The Lord Allows

God selected Moses and Aaron for special roles in leading His people. He also set apart the whole community of Israel. They were God’s chosen people, His special people. In Numbers 16, we read about the rebellion of Korah. The people united against Moses and Aaron. They stood up and claimed two things. The first … Continue reading The Lord Allows

Let There Be No Strife

I love what happens in Genesis 13:8. Abram recognizes that the conflict or strife between Lot and himself could not continue. When we get wrapped up in conflict, it may keep us from keeping our eyes fixed on God and His call on our life. It also may cause division. God’s Word speaks a lot … Continue reading Let There Be No Strife

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