Keeping the Body Together, Col 3:12-17

Our text is Col 3:12-17.  In Col 3:15, we read, “ye are called in one body.”  The Lord Jesus Christ has called us together into one body.  We are in him and therefore we are connected together.   However, there are many forces working against keeping the body together.  The...

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He Gave Gifts Unto Men, Eph 4:8-12

Our text is Eph 4:8-12, dealing with the gifts the Lord has given to men.  In this passage, Paul wrote about 5 gifts given to the church by the Lord Jesus Christ. When Jesus gave the gifts – Eph 4:8.  Paul started this verse with the phrase “Wherefore” (for which...

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Keep the Unity of the Spirit, Eph 4:1-7

In Eph 4:1-7, Paul continues writing about the body of Christ.  In this passage, he emphasizes the need to keep the unity of the Spirit.  If we are going to keep the unity of the Spirit, we must: Walk worthy of our calling – Eph 4:1.  Paul wrote, “that ye...

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The Mystery Was Made Known, Eph 3:1-12

In Eph 3:1-12, Paul writes about how he came to know and how others now know the mystery, “that the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body,” with Jews [Eph 3:6].  If you will remember the prior lesson, Paul disclosed to the Gentiles how they had become “fellowcitizens...

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Three Spiritual Connections, 1 Cor 6:17

When you are saved, you are joined in a couple of spiritual connections.  And when you are saved and married, you have a third spiritual union.  These spiritual connections must be understood and safeguarded.   You are spiritually connected to Jesus – 1 Cor 6:17, He that is joined to...

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Engaged, Jer 30:18-22

Our text is Jer 30:18-22.  In verse 21, you see the word “engaged.”  I hear the word “engage” used a lot these days.  Churches are getting their people connected, like the gears of a transmission mesh when they are engaged.  They are also engaged by providing them with something to...

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Working on God’s Building 1 Cor 3:9

Working on God’s Building 1 Cor 3: 9 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When we are saved, we are baptized by the Spirit into Jesus’ body (1 Cor 12:13).  According to John 2:19-21 the body of Jesus Christ is a temple.  In 1 Pet 2:5, therefore, every new Christian is a “lively...

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Diversities of Spiritual Gifts 1 Cor 12:1-31

Diversities of Spiritual Gifts 1 Cor. 12: 1-13 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In 1 Cor 12:1-31, Paul dealt with the body of Christ and the diversities of spiritual gifts that are given to the members of his body.  In this passage, he shows us that: Spiritual gifts require spiritual understanding –...

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God’s Increase Acts 6:7

God’s Increase Acts 6: 7 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In Acts 6:7, “the word of God increased, the number of the disciples multiplied greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.”  My questions are these.  Is God still expecting his word to increase?  Is God...

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