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Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. - 1 John 3:18

Walking in Love: Embracing Christ’s Example

Walking in Love: Embracing Christ’s Example

In our journey of faith, one of the most profound truths we encounter is the call to love like Jesus. As we delve into the depths of this command, we find ourselves drawn to Ephesians 5:1-2, where the apostle Paul articulates the essence of Christ-like love. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in […]

Unpacking the Three Components of Biblical Faith

Unpacking the Three Components of Biblical Faith

In the Bible, faith isn’t merely about acknowledging God’s existence or assenting to certain beliefs; it’s a deep and multifaceted commitment that encompasses the entirety of our being. Let’s explore how Biblical faith can be understood as comprising three vital components: acknowledgment/belief, trust, and obedience, along with relevant Scripture references: 1. Acknowledgment/Belief: •          Acknowledgment or […]

Understanding Ash Wednesday: Exploring Tradition and Biblical Roots

Understanding Ash Wednesday: Exploring Tradition and Biblical Roots

Introduction: As we enter the season of Lent, many Christians observe Ash Wednesday, a day of reflection and repentance. While not traditionally celebrated in Churches of Christ, the concept behind Ash Wednesday holds significance and finds roots in biblical practices. Exploring the Meaning of Ash Wednesday: Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season, […]

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In the New Testament, the Greek word for faith is “πίστις” (pronounced as “pistis”). This term holds profound significance in the Christian life, serving as a cornerstone of belief and trust in God’s promises. In Galatians 3, the Apostle Paul delves into the multifaceted nature of faith, highlighting its various dimensions and implications for believers. […]

Embracing God’s Definition of Love: A Biblical Perspective

Embracing God’s Definition of Love: A Biblical Perspective

In the intricate tapestry of Scripture, one profound truth stands out: “God is love” (1 John 4:8). This simple yet profound statement encapsulates the very essence of who God is. Love isn’t just something God does; it’s at the core of His being. In other words, love is not merely an attribute of God but […]

Living Out “Love Like Jesus”: Lessons from Our Sermon Series

Living Out “Love Like Jesus”: Lessons from Our Sermon Series

In our current sermon series at Ham Lane Church of Christ, titled “Love Like Jesus,” we are embarking on a journey during the month of February to explore and embody the transformative power of Christ-like love in our lives. Over the course of four messages, we are delving into the depths of God’s love and […]

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The call to discipleship beckons us to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, emulating His actions and embodying His teachings. Jesus will never ask you to do anything He didn’t model for you to do! Consider the profound truth embedded in this statement as we reflect on the life and teachings of Christ. One striking […]

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