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Prepare an inner manger of the heart for Jesus. Paul’s concluding chapter in this letter uplifts humility and gentleness which must precede the soul about to be immersed in the miracle of God’s presence in Christ. Thus, your spirit will be ready to receive the regenerating wash of the Holy Spirit expressed in verses 4 to 6. These are verses, which place the wonders of our redemption into tiny space; I suggest you memorize them. The verses are in preparation for the bath of grace; the following verses unfold the ways we are to live our transformed life.
Do not argue about theology; it only makes for division. Receive the measure of faith that God gives you and come into God’s presence. Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them” (Matt 18:20).
Speaking evil of no one. v. 2
Goodness and kindness of God v. 4
Saved by water of rebirth v. 5
Giving myself to good works. v. 14
This is the third of four weeks in Advent, Year A.
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Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels. This year in the season of Advent to Epiphany we read the letters of Titus, Philemon, Galatians and Philippians.
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