Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Church

I read the following in a daily devotion that I get from http://www.austin-sparks.net. The higher position of “Ephesians” is this – that now, being quickened and raised together with Christ and seated in the heavenlies is a matter of relatedness … Continue reading

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Are We Bible Believers?

U.S. Christians make a lot of claims about being "Bible believers," but mostly they are Bible praisers. They honor and say wonderful things about the Bible, but they really don’t pay much attention to what it says unless it agrees … Continue reading

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The Five-fold Ministry

I don’t really like the terminology: "Five-fold ministry." However, I can see why it’s used, since five particular gifts are mentioned in Ephesians 4:11-12 as being tasked with the job of perfecting the saints for the work of ministry and … Continue reading

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Through the Bible: Genesis 1:1-2

Well, this is way out of order, isn’t it! Genesis 1 was not next on the list! I am going to get back to Isaiah. Today, however, I was reading Augustine’s The Literal Meaning of Genesis, a 1600-year old book, … Continue reading

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