When we have a vision for God’s global agenda of gospel proclamation and the expansion of his church, we want to be used by Christ to accomplish this good work. We find in this passage practical ways our congregation can do ministry beyond ourselves.
With the Spirit of Christ filling us with the fruit of goodness, and the Word of Christ filling us with spiritual knowledge, we have what we need to help each other grow in faith, hope, and love. We find in this passage another vision of a beautiful congregation that helps people and glorifies God.
As the Christians in Rome were reasoning about issues of discipleship, Paul shows them how to reason well and gives them reasons for welcoming one another. Imagine the beauty and health of a congregation committed to the essential truths and practices of the Christian faith, and welcoming one another in a way that reflects the […]
If we are struggling to welcome one another in the congregation because we hold different opinions, it is likely that we have not fully comprehended how God has welcomed us to himself in Christ. If, however, we come to see how God has accepted us as his children by grace through faith in Christ, then […]
A group of people with different opinions is held together and at peace with one another by a vision of their higher purpose and a commitment to pursue it. This is especially true of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, where the Spirit of God resides and the glory of God is the highest […]
We may be waiting for the return of Christ, but we are not waiting to walk with him. This passage calls us to cast our eyes on the day of Christ’s return just as we would the morning sun. A new day has dawned and the noonday sun is soon to appear, so let us […]