We have this logo that you may have seen before. I want to put it out there to see if some of you more graphically talented people could improve on it. If you have a friend who is willing to help, invite them.
It will be used as we work on getting to know our neighbors. It is based on the simple command that Jesus gave us to love our neighbors. Send your image to me and I’ll let you choose the one you like best.
S – Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, … (Philippians 1:27, ESV) Continue reading “Side by Side”
S – that you may be able to stand… that you may be able to withstand …to stand firm. Stand therefore – Ephesians 6:11, 13, 14
O – It is obvious from this passage that we need to stand. From the amount of times that we are told to stand the apostle must think that we are prone to falling. Or we should think of this word as the opposite of falling back, giving up ground that has been won. This is a better picture for me, ‘holding the hill’, seems to convey the meaning. If we are in the battle we are constantly fighting for new territory. Once it is taken, we have to hold on to it. It is sometimes surprisingly easy to take some new spiritual ground. But if we are not vigilant we may fail to defend it. Continue reading “Standing”
S – … submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. Eph. 5:21 ESV
O – The relationship that people in the church have with one another is described as ‘submitting’. The reason we submit to one another is our ‘reverence for Christ.’ I think our fear/rejection/objection for submission is one of the biggest problems we face in church. Continue reading “Submitting”