Monthly Archives: December 2011

Humility and the Message of First Corinthians

While we are on the topic of love and humility, let’s take a quick look at the book of I Corinthians.  This letter gives us a fascinating look at healthy body life in the church by examining the negative.  That … Continue reading

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Immanuel: God with Us, God in Us

Merry Christmas!!! “Now all this took place that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, ‘Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,’ … Continue reading

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Love and Humility

Love in the body of Christ starts with humility.  “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, … Continue reading

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Love and the Body of Christ

Last post we introduced the idea that “love one another” is part of the greatest commandment in the New Testament.  “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you … Continue reading

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The Greatest Commandment

“And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us” (I Jn 3:23).  This, in my opinion, is the greatest commandment in the New Testament.  … Continue reading

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The Great Commandment

If you were to ask a group of believers, “What is the greatest commandment in the New Testament?”, the most likely response would be a quote of Matthew 22:35-40.  “And one of them, a lawyer, asked Jesus a question, testing Him, … Continue reading

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Imitators of God

The New Testament teaches that our family resemblance to God acquired at the new birth is what empowers us to love as God loves.  God’s love toward us not only gives us the ability to love, but gives us the … Continue reading

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Controlled by Love

The apostle Paul makes the connection between our supernatural capacity to love and the New Covenant work of Christ in the book of II Corinthians.  “For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, … Continue reading

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Your Love Resemblance

Too many times our teaching and discussion regarding the love of God ends with His rescue, deliverance, and salvation or His current care and provision.  But in one of the most incredible gifts of the New Covenant, we are not … Continue reading

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God is Love

Any discussion about love in the body of Christ, the church, must begin with God Himself, the author of love.  Love is not only the invention of God, but it is the very essence of God.  Love isn’t something God … Continue reading

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