November, 2020


TRUE FUNCTIONALITY

TRUE FUNCTIONALITY Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head. From Him, the …Continue reading →

FUNCTIONS – NOT TITLES

FUNCTIONS – NOT TITLES But to each of us, grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. That is why it says: ‘When He ascended on high, He led captives in His train and gave gifts to men.’ (What does “He ascended” mean except that He descended to the lower, earthly regions? He who descended is the very one who …Continue reading →

WEAR THE YOKE OF JESUS

WEAR THE YOKE OF JESUS As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one …Continue reading →

IMMEASURABLY MORE!

IMMEASURABLY MORE! Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more that all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work in us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for even and ever! Amen (Eph. 3: 20-21). How typical of Paul to break out into an exclamation …Continue reading →

A SUPERLATIVE PRAYER

A SUPERLATIVE PRAYER For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, …Continue reading →

THE COSMIC CHRIST

THE COSMIC CHRIST His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms according to His eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. In Him and through faith in Him, we may approach God with freedom and confidence. I ask you, …Continue reading →

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE MYSTERY

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE MYSTERY I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of His power. Although I am less than the least of all God’s people, this grace was given to me to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make plain to everyone the administration …Continue reading →

THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST REVEALED

THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST REVEALED For this reason, I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles – Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. In reading this, then, you …Continue reading →

THE NEW TEMPLE

THE NEW TEMPLE Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone. In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in Him …Continue reading →

PEACE THROUGH THE CROSS

PEACE THROUGH THE CROSS For he Himself is our peace who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in Himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body …Continue reading →