'Faith Community' Tagged Posts

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Daily Devotions

…so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God.” Vs. 10 Colossians 1:9-14 The Colossians had made a good start. They had heard the gospel of grace and had responded in faith, and their little community was growing quickly. But as every generation of Christians has discovered, what had happened was only a beginning. Paul reminds them that…

Daily Devotions

Just as (the gospel) is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world, so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves from the day you heard it and truly comprehended the grace of God.” vs. 6 Colossians 1:1-7 Things were happening in that little congregation in Colossae. The gospel was bearing fruit and growing and Paul was rejoicing. Life was good! We love to hear those kinds of reports in our congregations–they build enthusiasm and hope. But too often in…

Daily Devotions

As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!’” vs. 1 Mark 13:1-4 The disciple wasn’t wrong–the temple buildings were impressive. Herod the Great had wanted the structure to rival the temples seen in Rome and he had spared no expense. And even though the buildings have been destroyed, the foundation stones are still visible, and they are massive. For Galilean fishermen this would have been…

Daily Devotions

Romans 14:7-12 … “Why do you pass judgment on your brother or sister? Or you, why do you despise your brother or sister?” v. 10 The issue Paul was addressing had to do with choices people were making about being vegetarians–such persons were disparaged as being weak in faith. Paul may have felt that way himself but he tells others to refrain from passing judgment. It should be possible for people of varying convictions to be a part of the…

Daily Devotions: June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019 For full passage click: Galatians 5: 1, 13-15 …“For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another.” vs. 13 Freedom was huge for Paul. He believed with all his heart that, in Christ, the Galatians had been set free and he couldn’t understand how they could be seduced by charlatan preachers and submit once again to the slavery…