Archive for August, 2015

That’s plain enough, isn’t it? You’re no longer wandering exiles. This kingdom of faith is now your home country. You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone. God is building a home. He’s using us all—irrespective of how we got here—in what he is building. He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation. Now he’s using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together. We see it taking shape day after day—a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home.  [Ephesians 2:19-22   The Message]

Ephesians 2 20

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If we are going to base our life on something, there better be a strong, solid foundation for our beliefs.  The Bible carries God’s authority and wisdom for how we should live.  As Christians, we build our entire lives (both now and eternal) on the truth of God’s Word.  Scripture is our strong foundation.   No message of Scripture originates from man’s own wisdom, but only from the inspiration of God through the Holy Spirit. We must take care to understand God’s Word, interpret it correctly, and obey it completely.  Scripture provides the only path for fully understanding God’s promises. The Bible is the solid foundation upon which we, as Christians, learn to live in a manner that is pleasing to God.  It is worth our time to read and study it so we know the truth.  Armed with God’s truth, we can avoid the struggles found in this dark world and see the light that shines from a creative, consistent, loving and living God.


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While the basic knowledge of God through His glorious works of nature is available to all mankind, God’s Word and the Holy Spirit are special gifts given to people of faith. The Holy Spirit works by and with the Word in our hearts to reveal many truths about God and His will.  These truths cannot be known solely from a simple belief in God’s existence.   Through the Holy Spirit we can see and believe the truth revealed in scripture.  The Holy Spirit highlights the truth for us – nothing is added to Scripture by the Spirit,  but the Spirit gives us a deeper understanding of it.  God promises that the Holy Spirit is with us and our children forever.  How are we using these precious gifts from a God who seeks relationship with us?

Is 59 21

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There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.  [2 Timothy 3:14-17, The Message]

2 timothy 3 16-17

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