Category Archives: Romans 12

Can one man fully present the risen Christ?

Church is a one-man performance. Ekklesia is a Spirit-assembled mosaic. The living, resurrected Jesus lives in people who surrender their lives to daily follow and obey Him. The Bible teaches that “In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member … Continue reading

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Biblical Characteristics of the Body of Christ

The living, resurrected Jesus actually lives inside individual Christ-followers. When we surrender to and actively obey His inner promptings, He animates us from the inside out, like a human hand activates a puppet. Each Christ-follower contains the living Jesus, however, … Continue reading

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Body Building / Body Life / Body Ministry

When I was in college I read Body Life, by Ray Stedman, a book about how the Bible teaches that the church should function as a body, with each member having the freedom to listening to and obey the Head — … Continue reading

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Conformed to the culture or transformed by Christ?

In our falsifying world there are many popular ideas that are deceptive, destructive, or depressive. Be careful what you take in! “Someone once said that if you don’t control your perception, you’ll live the rest of your life at the … Continue reading

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