Ephesians Study: Unity of the Body

[Ephesians 4:1-16] “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (v. 2-3 ESV) 2 With ALL humility, lowliness of mind, modesty gentleness, mildness, gentle strength (power with reserve & strength) patience, forbearance, longsuffering, steadfastness, staying power bearing … Continue reading Ephesians Study: Unity of the Body

Colossians Study: Taking Responsibility

[Colossians 3:5-14] [V. 5] THEREFORE consider dead… Because you are alive with Christ – seek things above (v. 1-4)Because we died with Christ Put off earthly life / past sin Put on Christ (clothe yourselves) Result – more like Christ [V. 5] Consider dead to… Immorality – “porneia” – where word pornography comes Includes fornication, … Continue reading Colossians Study: Taking Responsibility

More Than a Story: Fruitfulness

[The Unproductive Fig Tree: Luke 13:6-9, Withered Fig Tree: Matthew 21:18-22] Colossians 1:9-10 – “For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that … Continue reading More Than a Story: Fruitfulness

Passionate Patience

Recently I shared a message on passionate patience. I was reading about the church in Philadelphia and I came across this verse. The people kept God’s command to endure patiently. There are many times in this phrase “endure patiently” or “passionate patience” or “enduring patience” is mentioned in the Bible. John, Luke, Peter, and Paul … Continue reading Passionate Patience