October 05, 2018
There are thousands of ""drop the mic"" statements in the Bible. These are definitive statements which, if dealt with properly, should be the end of the discussion. These statements define what really IS, whether we agree or not.
And, they demand a response. We can ignore them if we choose, but there are unnecessary and serious consequences if we try to live counter to what is true. It simply won't work right.
One of the greatest such passages is Colossians 1:13-20. It is, perhaps, the highest statement in Scripture about Christ's fullness and authority.
Take one statement in this magnificent passage: ""He is also head of the body, the church"" (Colossians 1:18a).
Pause and meditate on the implications of this simple, but all-encompassing truth. As Christ is the Head of the church, it means ...
One response comes to mind …
Hallelujah for the Head! Praise God that He has so designed His body that is not mindless or leaderless, and at the head is One who is perfect in all ways and all directions and we will gladly submit to His leadership!
And one prayer …
“Dear Jesus, Head of my life and Head of Your church, please give us the wisdom to draw near to You, listening constantly to You and moving only at Your initiation. Protect us from the pride that makes us think we can move without You. Lead us in all the right paths for Your name’s sake. And, as You do, protect us from stealing glory from the One from which all things good come.”
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November 16, 2019
The Son of God was willing to go to the hardest, most misunderstood place. He went, with His cross, to die outside the city. It was a place of refuse (literally, the city dump). It was the most dishonorable environment in the city. But He went there for a purpose: to take the place of sacrifice, suffering, and self-denial so that, in so doing, it would bring life to others.
And, it worked. His self-denial set countless millions free!
November 15, 2019
November 12, 2019
True believers live in two worlds. Wise believers have increasingly released their hold on this world knowing that the next is far more valuable. They see themselves as "strangers and exiles on the earth.”