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The Global Church and the Glory of God

“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is…

When There Isn’t Much Gospel at Home

Win Them Without Words so You Can Win Them With the Word “…so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives” (1 Peter 3:1 ESV). Win? Win to what? Win to their own personal faith in Christ. Win them to the…

Gospelized Harmony in the Home

What unites a family is certainly physical DNA. But what unites a Christian family is spiritual DNA. Gospel DNA. Jesus-is-king-and-Lord-of-this-home DNA. Does this mean your kids all grow up and become missionaries or even Christians? Does this guarantee harmony? No. No more than it guarantees this in a church. Plenty of churches erupt in division.…

The Gospelized Husband

The Qualities of a Gospelized Husband Gospelized husbands aspire to love sacrificially: reenact the cross By nature, men are utterly self-centered. And the women said? Amen. We are. Let’s admit it. A non-gospelized husband approaches marriage with the expectation of getting what he wants out of it. What do we want? We want you ladies…

The Gospelized Family

The Family Verses of Romans Unlike many of Paul’s other letters, in Romans he never teaches directly on marriage and the family. There is nothing like he does in Ephesians or Colossians or 1 Corinthians. But that doesn’t mean Romans doesn’t have something to say about family. There are two verses in particular and they…

From Guilt to Forgiveness

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.…

To You, from Above

A Gift for Whom? Please note the pronouns here… “And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this…

The Weak, the Strong, and the Way of Christ

The Strong’s Spiritual Duties in the Church Bear with the weak and their struggles “We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but…

Unity as Witness and Worship

“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God” (Romans 15:5–7…