Category Archives: Reconciliation

The Kingdom of God, Part One

Kings and kingdoms is stuff of books, movies, fairy tales, history, and foreign lands. The reality and experience in the United States is that of presidents and elections in a republic. The reality and experience of ancient Israel and the … Continue reading

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The Body of Christ, Part Two

With the metaphor of the human body the apostle Paul paints a picture of the church as the body of Christ. Like the human body there are many individual members, yet one body, united in Christ Jesus. The Scriptures quoted … Continue reading

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The Body of Christ, Part One

“Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people, once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy” (1 Peter 2:10). In Jesus Christ God gathers a people to be his very own. They … Continue reading

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A People for God

What is the significance, if any, God gives to the church? What role, if any, does the church have in God’s purpose of reconciling creation and humankind to himself in Christ (cf. Ephesians 1:10)? What role, if any, does God … Continue reading

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On The Other Side of Forgiveness

(This is the eighth entry of a series on forgiveness. Repentance.) HONESTY. Forgiveness is honest, severely honest. None of us want to be on the other side of forgiveness. We do not want to be the target of the severe … Continue reading

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Relationship Restored

(This is the sixth entry of a series on forgiveness. Reconciliation.) The story of the twin brothers, Esau and Jacob, is one of deception, theft, rage, revenge, and hatred. Jacob tricked his brother out of his birthright. He later lied … Continue reading

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