Any other New Testament book apart from the Gospels

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  1. ukcommoncathedral Post author

    Romans 12:9-10: “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Comment at Gloucester Outdoor Church: “God’s everyone’s friend but he might not like what you do.” “Dying for Jesus means letting go of all your garbage.” Petition God to help you do that.

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  2. ukcommoncathedral Post author

    Ephesians 6:10: “Finally, build up your strength in union with the Lord and by means of his mighty power” Comments at Gloucester Outdoor Church: Definitions of mighty: great, massive, strong, powerful, someone to look up to.”

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  3. ukcommoncathedral Post author

    Romans 8:1: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a] free from the law of sin and death.” – Gloucester Outdoor Church comments 26th Jan 2016: If we let go of a book it drops. If we let go of a bird it flies – the Spirit gives us life to go up, not be dragged down. Bumble bees and hummingbirds shouldn’t be able to physically fly, but they can: a miracle!

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  4. ukcommoncathedral Post author

    Gal 5:21-23 (Fruit of the Spirit): comment at Gloucester Outdoor Church 18/8/2015: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness etc. … that’s what children are born with!

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  5. ccuk

    1 Corinthians 13 on love. “Love is patient…” In response to the idea that charity is doing something to people so we have the power but love treats people as equals: “Yes, charity is like “I own you””.

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  6. ukcommoncathedral Post author

    Phil 2:9: God gave Jesus “the name that is above every other name”. One lady knew the “top guys” in an area of her city. When a man tried to drag her away physically she shouted the names of these “top men” – the mafia etc., and the man who was assualting her ran away scared. For her, just saying the name worked. But Jesus’ name is above every other name (even these names), and at his name, even demons flee.

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  7. ukcommoncathedral

    1 Corinthians 11:26: “For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” This is our way of embracing God in a holy way – eating and drinking.

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  8. ukcommoncathedral

    1 Corinthians 11:28 – “Examine yourself” before you eat and drink of the Lord Jesus. Comment at Gloucester outdoor church, UK: “Concentrate before you activate!”

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  9. ukcommoncathedral

    2 Corinthians 2:15-16 ” For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, 16 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?” Summary of Graham from Gloucester, Alex and one other’s discussion : After 40 days and nights in the desert with no bath, Jesus would have stunk. After sweating at the crucifixion, Jesus would have stunk. So at times he would have smelt badly. Although at other times, after the woman anointed him with perfume, and if mushed juniper berries were put on him, he would have smelled nice. So what do some people mean when they “smell” the fragrance of God? Sometimes it would be bad human smell, and at other times a nice smell. I (Alex) think that since God made all smells, then when we smell God in heaven, it will smell absolutely amazing – all the nice smells. C.S. Lewis’ books about Narnia describe Aslan (representing Jesus) as having a particular smell at times, I think. The scripture from 2 Corinthians talks of bad and good smells from God. That’s the relevance. “Who is sufficient to these things?” the quote finishes. I agree!

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