January 24, 2020

All Spirituality Is Local

Reading Romans (2) All Spirituality Is Local “I’m longing to see you! I want to share with you some spiritual blessing to give you strength; that is, I want to encourage you, and be encouraged by you, in the faith you and I share.” – Romans 1:11-12, Kingdom NT * * * For years, I […]

The Epistles Begin with the Gospel

Reading Romans (1) The Epistles Begin with the Gospel Paul, a slave of King Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for God’s good news, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the sacred writings — the good news about his son, who was descended from David’s seed in terms of flesh, and […]

God Visits and Saves His People (Luke – 2)

First Things First Restoring the Gospel to Primacy in the Church Part Five:  — God Visits and Saves His People (Luke-2) • • • We continue our overview of Luke’s Gospel. The Structure of Luke Luke is the longest book in the NT. However, the overall structure of the book is simple and clear. It […]

God Visits and Saves His People (Luke – 1)

First Things First Restoring the Gospel to Primacy in the Church Part Five:  — God Visits and Saves His People (Luke-1) • • • Jesus-shaped Christianity will grow out of the soil of a Story-shaped Gospel. The more we immerse ourselves in the Story and get to know the Gospels, the greater the impact the […]

God’s Strange Armour

Fridays in Ephesus (6) God’s Strange Armour During Eastertide on Fridays, we are reflecting on insights from Timothy Gombis’s recent book, The Drama of Ephesians: Participating in the Triumph of God. • • • For a long time, one of the passages Sunday School teachers have used to keep young boys interested is Ephesians 6:10-18: […]

Gordon Fee on Ephesians 5.18-33

I hope you will take the time to view this excellent study by Gordon Fee about the cultural background and context of the “household” teachings of Ephesians 5:18-33.      

Up and On Our Way

Journey into New Life, part seven (conclusion) Up and On Our Way (Luke 24) Our Gospel text for this Easter season is Luke 24:13-35, the story of the risen Lord’s encounter with his disciples on the road to Emmaus. In this passage Luke tells us what it means to walk with the living Lord Jesus […]

What Does the Bible Actually Say about Homosexuality?

MOD NOTE: I have been deleting and editing a lot of comments because you are not sticking to the topic. This post is about one thing — EXAMINING WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY. It is not about our personal reflections or ethical considerations of the subject. All I want to do is look at […]

God’s Script for the Church

Fridays in Ephesus (6) God’s Script for the Church During Eastertide on Fridays, we are reflecting on insights from Timothy Gombis’s recent book, The Drama of Ephesians: Participating in the Triumph of God. • • • “Exhortations fill the second half of Ephesians, as Paul draws out how the church performs its role in the […]

Made Known at the Table

Journey into New Life, part six Made Known at the Table (Luke 24) Our Gospel text for this Easter season is Luke 24:13-35, the story of the risen Lord’s encounter with his disciples on the road to Emmaus. In this passage Luke tells us what it means to walk with the living Lord Jesus Christ. […]