Growing up in Grace

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but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—
Let me begin by saying I know it has been a long time between posts: five months to be exact.  I do not have a detailed explanation as to why I stopped writing, Suffice to say, it was a season of learning and growth.
During that past months I have finished a deep dive into the book of Revelation as well as an in-depth study of eschatology (study of the end times). The congregation I belong to is working its way through the gospel of John as well as I Kings.  So, I have been studying and spending time in fellowship.
During my absence from the web, I have been blessed by continued readership. For this I am thankful. I hope that the various topics  covered here have been a blessing to you. That being said, I feel led to change the focus of this blog. Until now, the studies presented here have been topical in presentation and scope and while topical studies have their place to be sure, dealing strictly with specific topics hinders what scripture has for us.
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The bible is the inspired word of God and as such, must be allowed to speak for itself. When time is spent in the word, the Lord uses it to speak truth, to the reader. For the believer, thine in God’s word, is a spirit led journey; not simply an exercise wherein at the end we say, “there, that’s done for the day.”
So, it is with great anticipation ( and I must admit) an equal amount of apprehension, that I will pen the first bible study of 2017 for publication next Sunday morning. We will begin in the book of Colossians starting with chapter one verse one.
I ask for your prayers.
Until the Whole World Hears:
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