FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: Patience

Originally posted on Life-Giving Water:
Read Galatians 5:22-26 ALSO IN SCRIPTURE “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28 NLT) In his letter to the church in Galatia, the Apostle Paul is writing to…

Review of Wendy Alsup’s Bible Study in Ephesians

Originally posted on Liz Wann:
{This blog post contains an affiliate link.} Peace through grace. This is how Wendy Horger Alsup would summarize her bible study through Ephesians. A phrase she borrows from theologian and scholar John Stott. According to Alsup’s Introduction in By His Wounds You are Healed: How the Message of Ephesians Transforms a…

1 Timothy [Grace That is Greater]

Originally posted on Tweed Tavern:
In 1 Timothy 1:6-11, Paul speaks of the misuse of the law by false teachers. But notice that at the mention of the gospel, Paul immediately breaks out into thanksgiving, in verse 12. As Paul is urging Timothy to guard the true gospel, he cannot help but stop to celebrate…

Why the Church Needs Diversity

Originally posted on Robert B. Sloan:
Two questions plagued the minds of the earliest believers: “What does it mean to be a follower of Christ?” and “Should the Christian faith be proclaimed outside the borders of Judaism?” Jesus answered both questions at His Ascension: You shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all…