Daily Text - Seedbed

To pluck or to cherry-pick verses out of the Psalms is to rob us of a very important part of the journey.

Without remembering our bigger story and those who have preceded us, we are destined to make the same predictable mistakes and repeat a past from which we have been gloriously delivered.

Stop wasting your life on all of these things that promise life but only deliver death. Run in the new way of the Spirit.

Paul was going to preach the gospel to this church he started whether they respected him as an apostle or not, whether they received his counsel and heeded his warnings or not.

The love of Christ constrains and compels Paul to not just talk about love to others but to demonstrate it.

Does our knowledge lead us to a deeper knowing of others or does it lead us to pride in ourselves?

Both marriage and celibacy are exceedingly challenging callings and both are filled with good gifts.

As Christians, we need to remember that the way to be truly on the right side of history is to align ourselves with the character and purposes of God.

What the church most needs are thousands upon millions of players, not coaches, imaginatively playing at most every conceivable vocation in the world.

Biblical scholars—women and men who have given their lives to the study of this book—have given us inestimable gifts of insight and understanding through their faithful interpretation.

The biblical vision must shape the human condition and not the other way around.

Because the resurrection of the body is a core doctrine of the Christian faith, we take a very high view of the human body.

Salvation and entry into eternal life is what happens now, when we personally own that our fundamental problem is eternal separation from God.

Paul's chief aim in Corinth is to participate with the Holy Spirit's work to make Jesus known in the world through his distinctive presence in their community.

God’s full and final promise of deliverance and protection is only seen in the light of final judgment revealed at the end of the ages.

At the end of the day this comes down to the issue of sovereignty. Who is sovereign in our lives? Is it me and my plans or is it the will and the willingness of God?

Adult Christianity implies that I have come to the realization that others are paying attention to "my way of life in Christ Jesus."

We all must be ready to step over the line from the respectability of conventional religion into the foolishness of the cross.

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