Monthly Archives: May 2010

NOT OF THE LETTER

When we read for the letter of the law we see regulations, commands and requirements for others. When we read the Bible looking for the Spirit of the word we see situations and principles learned through difficult times and what was meant at the time it was written and how we can apply the principle to our own time and place. Continue reading

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LAWS AND LIBERTY

What is bound on earth is bound in heaven. What is loosed on earth is loosed in heaven. If a thing is bound in heaven we had better be sure it is bound on earth. If a thing is loosed in heaven we had better be sure that it is loosed on earth. Continue reading

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SEEK HIS KINGDOM

What if we thought of the people of God first as a kingdom? It’s obvious that Jesus first picture of his followers was as such. One can not read far in any of the gospel accounts before encountering the word, … Continue reading

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GOD’S CHURCH IN CORINTH

If you listen to people talk about churches they have been part of in the past or maybe even are still part of now you get an interesting variety of descriptions of the church. One may say, “I used to … Continue reading

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HOW TO BEHAVE IN THE CHURCH

Do you remember learning to sing “Tiptoe, tiptoe in God’s house”? The idea was that in the church building one should be very quiet and not make any disturbance. Is that what Paul meant when he told Timothy “These things … Continue reading

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NAMES, NAMES AND MORE NAMES

What is the name of the church? There are multiple phrases used to describe the church. The most common reference is to refer to it simply as the “the church”. The second most often used phrase is “the church of … Continue reading

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WHAT IS “UNDENOMINATIONAL”?

There are all kinds of folks today that say they are undenominational. Probably most of the time the meaning is simply that that particular church or organization is not affiliated with any denominational organization. Usually it doesn’t mean that the … Continue reading

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