Who doesn’t love a good chase scene? It seems each generation of movie directors ups the previous one with grander and longer and edgier chase scenes than ever before. A good chase scene is ragged and undeterred. There is no quit. Even when you think the hunt is over, it reinvents itself. The pursuit is on. (5 Minutes/1000 Words) Read More
Under cover of darkness, they walked. Jesus would bring his disciples, on that final night together, to the garden. There, in Gethsemane, he would pray and await Judas’ betrayal. (4 Minutes/800 Words) Read More
God has, Paul told us, given each believer enabling grace. If the blood of Christ covers us, we are part of the larger body of believers. From His exalted seat in heaven, Christ pours out His grace and Spirit to aid us in the church's work. He is our head. We are His body. (4 Minutes / 700 Words) Read More
Even though the church is unbreakable and one, we are diverse and varied. Paul tells us “grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” The grace Paul writes of is not the saving grace of Christ, but the enabling grace of Christ. This is roll-up-your-sleeves-and-work grace. (3 Minutes / 600 Words) Read More
In starting a short series on the Holy Spirit and His gifts, the deity of the Spirit is a good starting point. There are many things to consider about the Spirit, but His identity is foundational. Debated less often than the deity of Christ, the deity of the Spirit is important to the Christian faith. We believe in the triunity of God, so the divinity of the Spirit is a must doctrine for us. Here, I’d like to provide some Biblical evidence for the deity of the Spirit. Read More
Theme: To be a living sacrifice we must think accurately about ourselves, know how the body of Christ works, and use our gifts.
And those are the takeaways of my study of Romans 12:3-8.
- Think accurately about the self
- Know how the body of Christ works
- Use your gifts
In this post I’ve included:
- [ ] Sermon Video
- [ ] Sermon Audio
- [ ] 1,800 Word Study Outline
- [ ] Study Outline PDF
- [ ] Podcast Link