Making the New Life Real

The Goodness and Badness of Anger

25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has…

Spiritual Gifts and the Bigger Picture

7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8 This is why it says: “When he ascended on high,     he took many captives     and gave gifts to his people.” 9 (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? 10 He who descended is the very…

Unity: Keeping and Expanding

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one…