Indispensable

Indispensable  Some people are indispensable members of Christ’s body — they get superabundant honor. The list goes this way: 1) The feeble 2) The less honored 3) The uncomely  (These  are strength-less or weak). 4) Unbeautified, shapeless and not elegant. These groups often get kicked to the curb. Matthew 25:40  teaches, “Inasmuch as...

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The Dirt Disciples Are Made Of

Disciples are people who choose to give themselves to learning.  This is who we are when we come before Word of God. We’re disciples when we listen to a message from a pulpit; we’re disciples when we talk among ourselves about who God says He is; and we’re disciples as...

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Pictures of Unity

  Psalm 133 presents an interesting picture of family unity for us. Unity, the words of this psalm say, is like “precious oil.” So far, so good – there’s nothing objectionable about a flow of oil. Actually, oil does much good. It’s a prime ingredient in fine salad dressing; it...

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Small Beginnings, Eternal Outcomes

Before he was made a martyr, Stephen served and served well. He was first part of the solution for one of the initial church conflicts recorded in the book of Acts.  We read of the trouble in Acts 6. The distribution of support for the widows of the congregation had...

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The Spirit and Family Dynamics

“A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; and their contentions are like the bars of a castle”  (Proverbs 18:19) This phrase from Proverbs says much about family dynamics. Bad things do happen among relatives. And the Bible is not shy in its exposition of the...

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