Fighting for Church Unity

Unity in the local church is the goal of every church (or it should be).  It is not always easily or readily attained, as a newspaper account about a church in Wales a couple of generations ago testifies: Yesterday the two opposition groups both sent ministers to the pulpit. Both spoke simultaneously, each trying to […]

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Grace and peace

Grace and peace. Two nouns, both very common.  They are common in the culture of the world and they are even more common in biblical and church culture.  They are one-syllable words with relatively simple and concise meanings.  Grace is undeserved favor and peace is the absence of conflict and the presence of blessing. And […]

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God’s Word is settled

“Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.” (Ps. 119:89; NASB) So many things in life are transitory and short-lived.  While we know God is permanent, stable, and dependable, yet we often still feel unsettled.  So this verse serves as an anchor to our storm-tossed souls, reminding us of the faithfulness of God and […]

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