Living Sacrifice, Reasonable Service

“Present your bodies as a living sacrifice. …” Paul wrote this statement in his letter to the Romans. He called this “holy, acceptable, and reasonable service.” How are we to serve the Lord? This great missionary and theological mind told readers that it starts with the body. A statement such...

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Bound to Life Through Fear of the Lord

The fear of the Lord is THE beginning. We first come upon this phrase in Proverbs 1. These words fall at the end of Solomon’s introduction to this collection of instructions. Eugene Peterson, the pastor-teacher who produced The Message translation of the Bible, indicates that the “fear of the Lord”...

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Grace for the Lonely

 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. John 1:16 “Grace is more than love, it is love set absolutely free and made to be a triumphant victor over the righteous judgment of God against the sinner.” “The grace of God belongs to the realm of...

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