Sharing In Christ’s Sufferings:I Peter 4:12-19


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Beloved, do not be surprised that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as if something strange were happening to you. But rejoice to the extent that you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that when His glory is revealed you may also rejoice exultantly. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. But let no one among you be made to suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as an intriguer. But whoever is made to suffer as a Christian should not be ashamed but glorify God because of the name. For it is time for the judgment to begin with the household of God; if it begins with us, how will it end for those who fail to obey the gospel of God? “And if the righteous one is…

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A Mustard Seed: Mark 4:26-34


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He said,”This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how. Of its own accord the land yields fruit, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once, for the harvest has come.” He said, “To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it? It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth.  But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can…

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The First Covenant


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For the husband is head of the wife, just as Christ is head of the church, He Himself the Savior of the body.  Ephesians 5:23   

From the very beginning, in the very first family, to our own, we see God is orderly. He has consistent patterns and usually sticks with the created order. God created mankind out of love and calls him to love. Mankind is also created in the image and likeness of God, who is the very essence of love. Since God has created man and woman in His image, their mutual love becomes an image or a witness to the unfailing love that God has for all mankind.

So, a man leaves his father and mother and cleaves to his wife and the two become one flesh (Gen.2:24). This covenant, though tainted by the fall, is still God’s plan for society. As Jesus taught in Matt.19:6,”What therefore God has joined together…

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Wives


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Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the church, He Himself the savior of the body. As the church is subordinate to Christ, so wives should be subordinate to their husbands in everything.   Eph. 5:22-24   

Wives, us husbands give you as many reasons not to submit to us, as you give us not to love you as Christ loves the church. Haven’t we all made excuses long enough!? Wives, when you submit yourselves to your husband, you are submitting to the Lord. Yes, it might be easier to do if you have a good example living in front of you, but even if that example isn’t there, we still have our example in Christ Himself.

Let’s look at it this way; The body(wives) is the means by which the head(husbands) accomplishes the goal…

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Husbands


Originally posted on a word on The Word:

Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the church, He Himself the savior of the body. As the church is subordinate to Christ, so wives should be subordinate to their husbands in everything.   Eph. 5:22-24  

In the past, we’ve gotten so caught up (or hung up) on the “wives be subordinate to their husbands” that we lose sight of the truth Paul is trying to convey. First, let’s finish the verse” as to the Lord.” This is key; Men, we should know how to submit to the Lord, we who have given our lives to Christ, to live for Him and do and go wherever He calls…or maybe that’s the problem! We should know but we don’t know!

 If we as men can’t submit to Christ in our lives, what makes…

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Marriage: What’s the big deal?


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Let marriage be honored among all and the marriage bed be kept undefiled, for God will judge the immoral and adulterers.   Heb. 13:4  

Why honor marriage? Why keep the marriage bed undefiled? Silly questions? Then why in the world are church statistics of divorce, the same as secular statistics?

It seems to me, that marriage has lost its honor and dignity that was given it by God, since it has not been accepted as a sacrament in this post-reformation era that has confused the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and not only that, but the fact that we don’t truly understand what a covenant is.

Keeping the marriage bed undefiled is very important in the physical and the spiritual realm. In the physical realm we have given ourselves to the other in the covenantal and sacramental oath of matrimony. In the spiritual realm we have entered…

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Lenten Reflection Week 6: John 19:30


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When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.

With just one more week left in this Lenten season, let us take a moment and look back on what we’ve finished/accomplished.

Jesus had a mission, a purpose, a goal He had to complete. Yet, He did many other things on His way to accomplish His goal. Jesus never lost sight of His main objective, but set an example of service for us to follow. An example of living for a purpose and with a purpose.

When Jesus uttered these words, “It is finished“, He knew He had fulfilled all the work His Father had sent Him to do (John 4:34, Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of the One who sent me and to finish His work” )…

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