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What do the Mature Understand?

What do the Mature Understand?

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel #19: What do the Mature Understand? All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us live up to what we have already...
Do It Now!

Do It Now!

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel #17: Do It Now! Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Philippians 3:12 NIV An email I received reminded me of the...
What have you gained?

What have you gained?

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel #16: What have you gained? That I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of...
What is Conflict You Cannot Duck?

What is Conflict You Cannot Duck?

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel #14: What is Conflict You Cannot Duck? Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no...
The Safeguard of Rejoicing

The Safeguard of Rejoicing

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel #13: The Safeguard of Rejoicing Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. Philippians 3:1 ESV “All church conflict is theological.” explains Jim Van Yperen...