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So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God— even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.
– 1 Corinthians 10:31-33 (NIV)
Christians who care about God’s will do not live for their own agendas. On the…
You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard?
– Galatians 3:1-2 (NIV)
We are prone to take what God has done for us and add our own regulations in order to “do it right”. The truth is we can never…
You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.
– 1 Thessalonians 1:6-7 (NIV)
We often think that modeling what it means to be a follower of Christ means to produce an image that looks polished or “sharp”, but the believers in…
Elisha then picked up Elijah’s cloak that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. He took the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and struck the water with it. “Where now is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” he asked. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over.
– 2 Kings 2:13-14 (NIV)
The prophet Elijah had been taken up with…
To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
– Colossians 1:27 (NIV)
When the apostle Paul used the word “hope”, he didn’t mean wishful thinking about the future. The Biblical view of hope is a certainty that affects the way that we live now. When Christ died for our sin and rose from the dead, He poured…
When the congregation was dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked with them and urged them to continue in the grace of God.
– Acts 13:43 (NIV)
What does it mean to continue in the grace of God? Paul was calling his listeners to entrust themselves to Christ on a daily basis. Ask God this day: how can I continue in grace at my job? With my…
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