March 13, 2017 – Ephesians 4:14b-15

We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. Ephesians 4:14b-15

Then he said, “I tell you the truth, you will all see heaven open and the angels of God going up and down on the Son of Man, the One who is the stairway between heaven and earth.” John 1:51  

When we speak truth, it is through Jesus Christ. When we live Truth and keep His Commandments – we are assured of life.  Grace, mercy, and peace, which come from God the Father and from Jesus Christ—the Son of the Father—will continue to be with us who live in truth and love. 2 John 1:3

How ridiculous it seems for a leg picks a fight with an arm or the big toe fighting with the foot.  Our body works together to make a body at peace.  Each part has a purpose, and when that part is cantankerous, this sets the whole body at odds with itself.

Jesus makes the Body of Christ fit together perfectly, working together.  Jesus helps all parts grow.  This is why we call the church the body of Christ Jesus and why this body works together and grows together in love and peace, as Jesus teaches. So it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. Romans 12:5

This is the only peace we will encounter in this world. The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.  Psalm 29:11

He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Ephesians 4:16