The Lovely Fruit of Good Teaching (Baugh)

In the opening words of Paul's first letter to Timothy, he reminds his young colleague of the aim or telos of the apostles' teaching: love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith (1 Tim. 1:5 NET). The false teachers in Ephesus neither taught nor practiced these things. But Paul… Continue reading The Lovely Fruit of Good Teaching (Baugh)

Biblical Unity in Diversity (Linne)

Revelation 7:9-10 is a beautiful passage that describes the church triumphant: After these things I looked, and here was an enormous crowd that no one could count, made up of persons from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb dressed in long white robes, and with palm branches… Continue reading Biblical Unity in Diversity (Linne)

Embracing A New “We” (Linne)

Have you ever heard of or used the term "first family?" I've heard that term used to describe our Christian church family. The body of Christ - the household of God - is the Christian's "first family." Christians are brothers and sisters in the Lord. Sometimes when we take up our cross and follow Jesus,… Continue reading Embracing A New “We” (Linne)

When Satan Spreads Discord and Conflict Among God’s People (Brooks)

One of Satan's strongest and most successful weapons against the church is getting Christians to 'bite and devour each another' (Gal 5.15 NIV).  He does what he can to sow seeds of conflict among Christians so the seeds grow into fights and quarrels among brothers and sisters in Christ.  Thomas Brooks - in his usual… Continue reading When Satan Spreads Discord and Conflict Among God’s People (Brooks)

Deflecting Satan’s Arrows of Discord

One of Satan's strongest and most successful weapons against the church is getting Christians to 'bite and devour one another' (Gal 5.15).  He does what he can to sow seeds of conflict among Christians so the seeds grow into fights and quarrels among brothers and sisters in Christ.  Thomas Brooks - in his usual biblically… Continue reading Deflecting Satan’s Arrows of Discord