The Greater Identity!

“Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it.” (1 Cor. 12:27-28) “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (1 Pet. 2:9-10) We…

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Living in durations and moments

“The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (Prov. 16:9)  “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit,’ yet you do not know what your life will be…

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Community first! (Part I)

“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel…Do not go in the way of the Gentiles and do not enter any city of the Samaritans, but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’”…

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Emptied

“Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself…” (Phil. 2:5-7) “Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.” (Heb. 5:8-9) Philippians 2 is…

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Understanding our Spiritual Gifts

 “Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel.” (1 Cor. 14:12) “And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints for the…

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The Ekkleesia of Community

“What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification…Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment…For you can all prophesy one by one so that all may…

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On Sand or Rock?

“[The] wise man built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall…[The] foolish man built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and…

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Kingdom Marketplace Part V: Pursuing the Kingdom

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matt. 6:33) “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”…

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Kingdom Marketplace Part IV: An Entirely new Perspective

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Rom 12:2) “Therefore, if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is,…

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