The Priority of Reconciliation

If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. – Matthew 5:23–24 – Religious people tend to believe that religious rituals are what [...]

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God Causes Growth

Neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. – 1 Corinthians 3:7 – When Christian leaders compete with one another, or when their followers compare them against one another, disunity results. Proudly boasting of what God accomplishes through us is divisive, and it arrogantly diverts glory to us [...]

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Walking in the Daylight

Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. – Romans 13:13 – When the Lord redeemed us from sin and death, He called us out of the darkness into the light (1 Peter 2:9). God shined on our hearts and [...]

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Be Holy

As He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” – 1 Peter 1:15–16 – God is holy. He exists without any impurity, entirely set apart by the perfection of His spiritual beauty. We cannot stand in His presence without [...]

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