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  • Jan31Sun

    The other half of Ephesians 4:32

    January 31, 2016
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    "FORGIVE each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." Eph 4:32b

    A parallel passage is Col. 3:13 "Bear with each other and forgive whaever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."  The forgiveness spoken of in these two passages is NOT a "teeth-gritting; eye rolling" put up with it kind of thing. It...
  • Jan19Tue

    "Be Kind to One Another, tenderhearted..." Eph 4:32 NAS

    January 19, 2016
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    Ephesians 4:32a - Be kind and compassionate to one another..." (NIV)

    I think that kindness and compassion are undervalued by the average believer in Christ. We take it for granted. We expect others in the body to be kind and compassionate.  The NAS translation uses the word "tenderhearted", which is a very nuanced word. And more literal to...

  • Jan11Mon

    "Accept One Another"

    January 11, 2016
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    I preached on Romans 15:5-7 this past Sunday.  Verse 7 "Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God."
  • Nov8Sun

    Ephesians 4:11-16

    November 8, 2015
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    The "Church" - how is it supposed to function?