Archive for August 2011

Part of the Body

He has put all things under His feet and has appointed Him the universal and supreme Head of the church [a headship exercised throughout the church], Which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills all in all [for in that body lives the full measure of Him Who makes everything complete, and Who [...]

In Christ: Salvation

Salvation is the process whereby we are restored to a state of righteousness with God. That is, salvation is the process that removes us from a state in which we are under God’s judgment and places us in a new state in which we are under God’s grace. Salvation is the process whereby we are [...]

Faith in the Name

We have defined faith as absolute trust. Absolute has no superseding state. There is not an absolute absolute state. When we say absolute we mean complete, or as the dictionary expresses it: “to the very greatest degree possible.” And that is always our struggle. Do we at all times walk in a faith that is [...]

Believe in the Name

As children of the One and Only God, Jehovah, we have been given the authority to speak and act in His Name. This is not a new concept, brought into play in the New Testament. It is, in fact, the way God has worked with humans from the beginning. When God was appointing the Levites [...]

Do All in Jesus’ Name 2

No one ever said that living fully in faith was easy. But really it’s not so much a matter of easy and hard, more a matter of remembering to do it. And one way to help us remember is to do everything in Jesus name. It was our Sunday evening discussions about living totally in [...]

Do All in Jesus’ Name

Colossians 3:17 is a very interesting command: And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him. I have quoted this verse often, and used it in Bible studies [...]

The Sword of the Spirit

We are told in Heb. 4:12 that the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest [...]

The Shield of Faith

As a reminder, this is the armor of God that we are discussing and it is perfect. It will never fail us, but we can fail even though we are wearing it because we do not rely on it fully. And so it is with the great Shield of Faith. This is perhaps the most [...]