Category Archives: Chruch

The Church: The Kingdom of Christ

“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the Kingdom of the Son of His love” (Colossians 1:13) In one sense (as above), the church and the kingdom are used as synonyms.  Consider: (a) Christians, … Continue reading

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The Church: The Called Out

“I will build My church” (Matthew 16:18). The original word translated “church” is ekklesia.  It is commonly translated “church,” “congregation,” and “assembly.”  It comes from ek = “out” and kaleo = “to call.” The original word was used long before Jesus built His church.  (1) … Continue reading

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The Church: The Army of the Lord

“Finally, My brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:10-11). “This charge I … Continue reading

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The Church: The Temple of God

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16). The church is being referred to as the temple of God.  Marion Fox comments, “The only correct … Continue reading

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The Church: The Family of God

“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but… members of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19). What a change!  God made it possible for those who were once “having no hope, and without God in the world” (Ephesians … Continue reading

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The Church: The Body of Christ

“And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body…” (Ephesians 1:22-23). The book of Ephesians speaks of a body.  There is one body (Ephesians 4:4).  … Continue reading

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Noseblind

“Anosmia is the inability to perceive odor or a lack of functioning olfactory – the loss of the sense of smell” (Wikipedia).  Most people are not totally without the ability to smell. A much more common issue is a lack … Continue reading

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Loving Loyalty

Society is filled with self-centered people.  It always has been, to one degree or another.  It is all about them.  They are only your friends or close family members, so long as they see a direct benefit to them.  The … Continue reading

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Jesus: King of His Kingdom

This is a Presidential election year.  America is a representative republic, or representative democracy.  There is a system in place for selecting the President, Congressional Representatives, and Senators. What if Jesus was on the ballot?  Would you select Him as … Continue reading

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