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Standards for Believers

Paul explians, in verses 9-11, that we hold Christians in the church to a moral standard which doesn’t apply to people outside the church.

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Categories: 1 corinthians, Christian, paul

Bad Sign

As we read in verses 1-3, when the focus of Christians becomes their leaders and not Christ, there’s a serious problem.

College Study

I last studied 1 Peter with Mr. and Mrs. Babcock and a group of college students at Pearce Memorial Church when I was a freshman at Roberts back in 1996.

What I remember most clearly is our focus on the many names Peter uses for Christians in this letter: living stones, spiritual house, holy priesthood, chosen people, holy nation, God’s special possession, the people of God.

Categories: 1 peter, Christian, peter

God Will Accept Anyone

Soon after Jesus’ resurrection, it wasn’t entirely clear if non-Jews could become Christians.

Acts 10 clearly illustrates that anyone could be included.

This is fortunate for me!  Not too many Irish-Italian-Norwegian Jews out there.

Categories: bible, Christian, holy spirit

All-Inclusive

We read, in verses 26-29, that anyone can become a follower of Christ.

There are no prerequisites of race or status or gender.

Categories: bible, Christ, Christian, Galatians

Hymenaeus and Alexander

Christians must be evervigilant.

Hymenaeus and Alexander were sincere believers whose faith ws “shipwrecked.”

Paul “handed them over to Satan” to teach them a lesson.

It is vital that believers not engage in sinful actions which require this level of intervention.

But many of us do, in fact, require a strong level of correction.

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Youth

Fruit on the tableImage by Milica Sekulic via Flickr

Christians are measured by their “fruit,” the results of their actions, not the number of their years.

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