#Hediedforme

#Hediedforme

“For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3 My daughter was telling me about two of her friends who struggle in their relationship. She says, “they are not very nice to each other. They complain to their friends about...
The Heart and the Mouth

The Heart and the Mouth

“What hypocrites we seem to be whenever we talk of ourselves! Our words sound so humble, while our hearts are so proud.” Augustus Hare (1834-1903) So the issue seems to be about heart and mouth. Paul says, “if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord...
Whose Child Is It?

Whose Child Is It?

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 The command to “make disciples” starts the moment water and word touch that person at the font of grace in baptism. At that time, a parent usually promises to...
Hidden Abuse

Hidden Abuse

“Whoever comes out of the water of baptism, can boast that he is already a consecrated priest, bishop and pope.” Martin Luther, To the Christian Nobility (1520) Priesthood of Believers Luther’s point was that in Baptism all a person needs to be a spiritual leader has...
Body by God

Body by God

God gave Adam a responsibility, “take care of my stuff.” (translation is mine) The implication is that to “care for” means according to the standards of the owner. A babysitter cares for the children using the rules and values of the parent. An employee follows the...

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