Ephesians 4-6: Unity and roles.

June 7, 2015. Daily Reading: Ephesians 4-6. Background: Ephesians 1-3. Chapter 4 1. Unity of the body of Christ: The first section of this chapter might be considered the penultimate point of the discussion on unity, as Paul draws it all together here to make an explicit statement about unity. Before he gets to that…

II Corinthians 4-6: The glory of the gospel.

April 19, 2015. Daily Reading: II Corinthians 4-6. Background: II Corinthians 1-3. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 4 1. The light of the gospel: In the beginning, when all of the universe as we know it was nothing and there was no light, there was God, and God said “Let their be light,”- and light shined out…

Come as you are.

October 16, 2014. Come, come as you are, battered and torn, Come and receive the rest. Lay, lay it all down, your burdens forlorn, He will lift them from your chest. Come, come as you are, a weary, worn-out soul, Come and receive the rest. Give, give Him your life, with all its woe, Come and…

The Christian Virtues, Part 1: Faith and Diligence.

October 5, 2014. Over the past few months something has been on my mind that has troubled me. We are called to live a holy life, consecrated for the Lord, yet this calling seems to be virtually impossible. We can beg and plead with God to lead us out of temptation, but then we turn…

A new creation, holy and precious in his sight.

February 11, 2014. “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not…