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Mentoring #2—Mentor Service

The kings of the nations lord it over them. … But you are not this way; rather, a leader must become like a servant. … For I am among you as the one who serves. Luke 22:25–27 “Follow me!” is the legitimate call of leaders who have earned the right to lead. How do we … Continue reading

Transformation #8—Final Transformation

The Lord, Jesus Christ, will transform these humble bodies of ours into the likeness of his glorious body by means of that power by which he is able to subject all things to himself. Philippians 3:21. O Life-changing God, our hearts rejoice that you bring your transforming power to bear for us. We delight in … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About a Good Reason to Rejoice at Easter

Sometimes the answer to the question Why celebrate Jesus’ resurrection? focuses on the forgiveness of our sin. That is a good reason to celebrate. Knowing that God no longer holds our sin against us, because Jesus cleared God’s name of any charge of unjustly doing good to those who deserve punishment, should take a load … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About the Next Advent

“It Came Upon A Midnight Clear,” one of the many songs we enjoy during the Christmas season, is not really about the past. It begins there, but it quickly moves to remind us about how we should live while we await Jesus’ second advent. Since we live in the present so that we can enjoy … Continue reading

Sabbath: A Way To Celebrate Christ’s Finished Work

I’m taking a break from the “Integrity” series for a week to post an essay about understanding and appreciating the Sabbath. I recently heard someone declare that God created the Sabbath rest so human beings can maintain a sense of balance in our lives; too much “busyness” is not good for us. It’s true that … Continue reading

Palm Sunday’s Ride

Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king is coming to you: he is legitimate and has been saved, humble and riding on a donkey. Zechariah 9:9 Jesus proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because his followers thought that the kingdom of God was going … Continue reading

Thoughtfulness #2 — Sanctifying Consideration

Consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body for the purpose of obeying its lusts. Romans 6:11-12 Jesus is dead to sin—it has no authority to condemn him or control his behavior — and we are united with Jesus. … Continue reading

Comfort #6 — Powerful Comfort

Blessed be the God … of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 The comfort of God is effective in any affliction, because the God … Continue reading

Benefit #7 — Resurrection

Christ has been raised from the dead. … As in Adam all die, so also all in Christ will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at his coming. 1 Corinthians 15:20-23 Resurrection makes eternal life really living! We have eternal life now … Continue reading