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Sing a Hymn about the Church

Reading Time: 2 minutesSo far, the hymns featured in this series have followed the annual seasons. This installment, therefore, calls for a…

The Dead Church

Reading Time: 4 minutesI think if a survey were taken, I’d not find much support for my title. Everyone wants to be…

Giftedness

Reading Time: 2 minutesMy first Lord’s Supper is blazed in my mind. I was nine years old, newly baptized, and nervous. I…

Called Out, Sent Out

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat is the nature and mission of the church? This is a huge question, but we can start to…

Bare Bones, Fresh Breath

Reading Time: 6 minutesWherever the Spirit is present, you can be sure that God is up to something. The Bible discloses this truth…

Hope of New Fruit

Reading Time: 2 minutes“I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much…

Immanuel

Reading Time: 4 minutesImmanuel literally means “God with us.” What a word! What a concept! Isaiah prophesied that a virgin would give…

Fruits and Gifts

Reading Time: 3 minutesAs the Bible moves from the Gospels (especially John) through Acts and into the Epistles (especially Romans, 1 Corinthians,…

Quicken Us, Lord!

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe “One Spirit” Bible Advocate was published a month ago. The “One Body” issue is coming in another month….

Spirit’s Cry

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to…