November: The Birth and Life of Us

This month we get to read about the “birth” of our people called, “Christians”, “The Way”, or “The Church”. A people planted first among Israel and then expanding among the nations (Gentiles). In these Scriptures we see combustion and fire! The combustion of the Holy Spirit as He lights lives on fire. We also witness the combustion that happens when lives previously separated by culture, animosity, and racism are thrown together by the Lord Who calls each to follow Him together so that by their love for Him and each other the world might be won over... Here we see how messy the Church can be – gritty, argumentative, petty, distracted, divisive, carnal, sincere but sinful, and legalistic... but we also see courage, faith, expectation, affection, fellowship, power, unity, generosity, and the presence of Jesus among His people. In short, we behold the “birth and life of us”. May the Holy Spirit grow us as we read His Word this month...

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