August 2018

“9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 (ESV) is our theme verse for 2018. This month I want to reflect upon the transition Read More …

July 2018

9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9 (ESV) Last month we looked at our privilege and responsibility to proclaim. Now let us consider Read More …

June 2018

Our theme verse for 2018: 1 Peter 2:9 (ESV) 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. God has blessed His people not as the end in Read More …

May 2018

1 Peter 2:9 (ESV) 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. “. . . a people for his own possession” is the next section of our Read More …

April 2018

1 Peter 2:9 (ESV) 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. A holy nation, the Apostle Peter labels us. The Greek ἔθνος (ethnos), means: nation, a Read More …

March 2018

1 Peter 2:9 (ESV) 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. We are a royal priesthood declares Peter. So what does this mean? Let’s begin with Read More …

February 2018

1 Peter 2:9 (ESV) 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. We began to explore this text last month by focusing upon the “you are” and Read More …

January 2018

1 Peter 2:9 (ESV) 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. “Anno Domini nostri Jesu Christi” two thousand eighteen, we begin our journey into the Apostle Read More …

December 2017

“Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself.” 1 Corinthians 4:2-3 (ESV) Faithful: “it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.” Read More …

November 2017

“This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:1–2 (ESV) If you want to see our journey into this topic look up September’s Messenger. “Moreover, it is required of stewards that they Read More …