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Dudley's Weekly Word

Praying for Preaching

Posted February 10, 2015 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

Since God has restored us to the original status of being his partners on earth, we get to participate in the greatest adventure ever known. Even when we aren't the ones declaring the great revelation, we can participate. Remember! It was the word of God that created everything. It is the word of God that restores everything. When the gospel is preached, order begins to replace disorder.... Keep Reading

Pray As You Go

Posted February 3, 2015 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

It is interesting how often Paul exhorts his readers to continually pray or pray without ceasing. He obviously didn't view prayer primarily as a scheduled religious activity. It seems to be something he expected believers to do as a continual practice. Why would he think otherwise?... Keep Reading

Whatever You Do

Posted January 27, 2015 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

The partnership has been restored! God created mankind to be his partner in developing what he had made. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve did life together with God as they loved him, each other, and the work they were given to do. But, as a result of their sin, work took on the burden of toil as they fought the hostility of sin and its curse. But, that is not the end of the story.... Keep Reading

Gospel-Marriage

Posted January 20, 2015 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

When the "word of Christ dwells in us richly" (v. 16), we can have relationships beyond what could be expected in the natural. Since we have the very life of God as our source, we can enjoy and employ the same kind of submission found in the eternal triune Godhead. There, no rivalry exits between the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. All find both honor and joy in exalting the other. With no honor to fight for and no shame to cover each person of the Trinity rejoices in the glory of each other.... Keep Reading

Wholly Work

Posted January 6, 2015 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

The new perspective on life affects how we approach every detail. We are hidden with Christ in God and we simply live from that perspective. There is no separation between the secular part of life, like work and play, and the spiritual part, like prayer and fasting. We do everything in his name---as him, representing him---and for his honor.... Keep Reading

Indwelt by the Word of Christ

Posted December 9, 2014 by: Dudley Hall |1 Comments

This text seems to be a parallel admonition given by Paul to the Ephesian church. "Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs..." (Ephesians 5:18-19). We notice that being filled with the Spirit and being indwelt by the word of Christ produces the same kind of fruit. This is no surprise to those who remember that Jesus promised that the Spirit would make him real to the believers after his ascension (John 16).... Keep Reading

No Cross-Dressing

Posted December 2, 2014 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

Just like we can wear appropriate clothes, we can put on the attitude and behavior that is consistent with our new identity in Christ. When we were alienated from God, outside his favor and unaware of his love, we behaved as such. It was common for us to fight and claw for our portion, while we strutted to prevent others from seeing how insecure we were. Holding a grudge was natural as it was the only way this side of murder to punish those who violated our sense of justice. But now, we have a new identity, and it demands new clothes.... Keep Reading

And Be Thankful

Posted November 25, 2014 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

There are not many legitimate short cuts in life, but maybe the closest thing to one is thankfulness. There is never a time when it is inappropriate. It always causes the focus to readjust. It is the heart of true worship. It is not a discipline or a habit, but it can become a regular response to any and every situation.... Keep Reading

Christ Is All and In All

Posted November 11, 2014 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

Since being expelled from the Garden of Eden, mankind has been desperately trying to find something that would provide an edge in returning to fellowship with God. The dignity that was given to God's highest form of creation suffered a fatal blow. Adam and Eve were partners with God! They enjoyed a relationship that nothing else had ever had. They were created in his image and trusted with the stewardship of the earth. They were "somebody!" After the expulsion from the garden, however, they were orphan-minded rebels looking for something that would fill their need for significance. As time moved on, their descendants used geography, color of skin, vocation, intelligence, religious practices, and social status to gain an advantage over others.... Keep Reading

Being Renewed

Posted November 4, 2014 by: Dudley Hall |0 Comments

Just like God created the universe in the beginning, he engaged in a new creation with Jesus. The original was tainted beyond repair, but not beyond redemption. There was need of a new Adam and a new race, albeit residing on the old earth. The Cross-event was not just one of many important events in history--it was a new creation event. The product of that creative event is a people who will be molded into a community capable of living in this new environment. The creator is the one who is molding the new model after his own image.... Keep Reading

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