Tag: Michael Yong

All Hands on Deck

1 Corinthians 12 uses the metaphor of a body to show how every Christian is an essential part of the church. All Christians in the church make up the body of Christ (vs 27). Just as Christ cannot be divided (vs 12), no Christian can be sidelined in the church. Everyone is needed if the…
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Use Technology Wisely

Ephesians 5:15-16 sum up the call for Christians to live wisely in the world. To be wise is “to discern what is pleasing to the Lord,” sounded out earlier in verse 9. Nothing pleases the Lord more than that we love him and love others (Mark 12:29-31). But the world does not make it easy…
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None Excluded, None Beyond Reach

  Christians are to put away “anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk” and “not lie” to one another. Such behaviors are due in part to ethnic or racial (“Greek and Jew”), religious (“circumcised and uncircumcised”), cultural (“barbarian, Scythian”) and economic (“slave, free”) divisions in any society. Prejudices are reinforced, making it hard to bridge…
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