Ephesians Bible Study, Part Six

Living a Christian life involves embracing positive behavior and avoiding negative behavior. In the first half of chapter four Paul focuses on positive behavior. In this video Bible study, based on the second half of chapter four, Paul focuses on the negative behaviors that Christians are to avoid. ” There is one body and one…

Ephesians Bible Study, Part Five

” There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—[5] one Lord, one faith, one baptism, [6] one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-5, ESV) Click here to watch a video version of…

Between Groaning and Glory

Romans 8:18-27: For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. [19] For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. [20] For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of…

One Word, Two Meanings

The word temptation is used in two completely different ways in the Bible. The word is used to describe the times when the devil tempts us to abandon our faith. And the same word is used to describe the times when the Lord tests our faith to make it stronger. In Genesis 3 we read about…

Anything to Make Us Feel Warmer in January

In the land of finding just about anything to make us feel warmer as we shiver our way through another January cold blast, here are the record lows for the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul for the following dates in January: January 15: -37 January 16: -29 January 20: -32 January 21: -41…

Diversity in the Body of Christ

This past week was the district convention of the Minnesota South District of the church body to which I belong. Compared to the rest of the country, Minnesota is not thought of as a very diverse place but over the course of 24 hours at the convention I experienced a pretty impressive range of diversity.…