[My awesome, loving and wonderful Grandchildren, and Annika and Kaleigh, whom I love and pray for every day...“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and WHO 1CORRECTLY HANDLES THE WORD OF TRUTH.” (2 Tim. 2:15) 1orthotomeō: to make a straight cut, that is, to dissect, to rightly divide.
[When we present the gospel we must remember we are handling THE WORD OF GOD! So we must honor the word of God, respect the word of God and most importantly pray over the word of God, pray that Our Abba Father will reveal the word to us so we may reveal it to others!]
“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become IN EVERY RESPECT the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, GROWS AND BUILDS ITSELF UP IN LOVE, AS EACH PART DOES ITS WORK.” (Eph. 4:15-16)
[There are two ways to understand this: One, that all the members of the church may attain a greater portion of love for Christ and to one another; OR know that mutual love among Christians is a great motivator for spiritual growth: it is in love that the body edifies itself; whereas a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.]
“…I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and WILL BE IN YOU.” (John 14:16-17)
WE MUST SPEAK THE TRUTH IN LOVE, SO WE WILL GROW TO BECOME, THE MATURE BODY OF HIM WHO IS THE HEAD, THAT IS, CHRIST!
Notice: […We must understand that the bible says:] “…another Helper, to be with you forever, even THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and WILL BE IN YOU…”!!!] That’s for you: Stephanie, Ethan, Camden, Olivia, Aidan, Landon, Kinsley, Annika and Kaleigh