Fellowship is a big issue among us. Not a few books have been written about it to define what it is, to whom it extends, from whom it ought to be withdrawn.
Fellowship deserves attention. After all, we were created for it. Christ redeemed us so that it could be restored. A whole cluster of words describe it in Scripture. The noun for fellowship, communion, participation, koinonia, is found in the New Testament 17 times, but the teaching on it goes far beyond that group of terms.
In the first chapter of 1 John, the apostle states that our fellowship is with God, Christ, and one another. Continue reading “The big issue of fellowship”
God left us reminders of his Son’s sacrifice Continue reading Memorial Day
The Lord’s table is a reverent place. Continue reading Bring them to him
Like the Aspen, Christians are connected. Continue reading Connected
Saying goodbye shows the strength of good Christian relationships. Continue reading Parting with grace
Baptism and the Lord’s supper are intimately connected. The former serves to produce unity in the body of Christ, while the latter demonstrates that unity in a concrete way. Continue reading Demonstrating Unity
Together with immersion, the Lord’s supper is recognized as one of the essential practices of the church of God. So important is it that it’s improper observance brings judgment upon those who eat and drink. Continue reading Discerning the Body in the Lord's Supper
Human logic often turns reason on its head. This tendency is especially seen in politics. Last Thursday, U.S. Vice-president Joe Biden said, “[W]e have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt? The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.” Continue reading The Logic of the Cross
So many celebrities have died recently, it reminds one of the death, in 1715, of King Louis XIV of France, after a reign of 72 years. Continue reading Only God Is Great