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This blog post is a summary of our group’s three week study on Ephesians 4:11-16. We had studied Ephesians 4 in part previously as we were studying Biblical unity. This time we approached this passage with several questions about the … Continue reading
Our group’s main text for this study was in John 8 (most of the chapter is included for context): 12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, … Continue reading
The Bible refers to “protecting the flock” in the sense of protecting those in the church from false teaching. There are also examples of leaders acting as shepherds, most notably Jesus Himself as the Good Shepherd (John 10). Paul addressed … Continue reading
What does it look like to receive Biblical correction and, if the correction is not brought in love, are we still responsible for the truth brought?
Last week our group discussed speaking the truth in love, as described in Ephesians 4. We explored what that would look like, both as a way of life and if there is a need to bring correction to a fellow … Continue reading
How do you move forward in faith when the answer to your prayer is “no” or there seems to be no answer?
As many ways as we looked at this question, for all of us, it came down to the key word, “faith.” Do we trust God’s ability and wisdom to answer our prayers? This is especially hard when we are contending … Continue reading
“How do we speak the truth in love? How do we, as the body of Christ, build someone toward maturity if there are aspects of their walk in which they seem to be choosing not to follow Jesus?”
1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to … Continue reading
What does Christian unity look like in the Bible, especially as it applies to this study going forward?
Our group began our study of unity in Ephesians 4:1–16. 1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, … Continue reading