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Christ Our Cornerstone & {Week 6} WIWW Link-Up Party

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Ephesians 2:18-22

New King James Version (NKJV)
18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Christ Our Cornerstone

19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
Without a strong cornerstone- the building will not last- it will crumble

“Members of the household of God” – Members of the same household would be a family. This passage describes the household/ family as having Jesus Christ as the cornerstone. 

What is a cornerstone exactly?

As defined by Wikipedia: 
The cornerstone (or foundation stone) concept is derived from the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation, important since all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure.

The whole building is set from and upon that stone – the rest of the building is the rest of the “family” or the body of Christ – the church – all together for the Spirit of God to dwell. Not in the building itself – but in the people – the family of Christ.

We are one family – the body of Christ – where the Spirit of God dwells! That’s pretty exciting stuff!

Makes me want to act like it! 

We MUST exemplify love - which is the example set by our cornerstone: 

1 John 3:16 & 18

1 John 3:16 – “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.” 1 John 3:18 – “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”

We need to overlook our differences and love with the love of Christ – both within the outside the body/family/dwelling of God!!!

Spiritual “busyness” doesn’t cut it y’all – we’ve got to get real – pull together with love and reach out to this dying world. People – both in the body and out of it - need the love of Christ. If we aren’t living it – where will they find it?

They don’t meet Jesus Christ walking down the street - they meet you and me!

Something God has laid on my heart is that I want to be Jesus to others – both in my family of believers and non believers. He died for each one. He is the cornerstone – He set the example.

More words from Paul to the church:

1 Corinthians 10:31-33 & 11:1So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God–
even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.
Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.


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I am a wife and mother of 3 beautiful (yet very active) little boys. We put God first in our lives and feel that everything else falls right into place. If you had told me ten years ago that I would be homeschooling my three boys – I would have thought you mad. Yet here we are, finding joy and adventure in every day as we grow, learn, and play. This blog is a way to share those experiences with you.
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Comments

  1. Hi, thank you for the encouraging Bible verses and the lovely photos that illustrated your points so well. As I like to share with my grandkids, we are to be “Jesus with skin on” to others, by our words and actions. Have a blessed week.

  2. Hi, thank you for the encouraging Bible verses and the lovely photos that illustrated your points so well. As I like to share with my grandkids, we are to be “Jesus with skin on” to others, by our words and actions. Have a blessed and beautiful week.

  3. PS Sorry for the duplicate comment – it said there was an error in the comment and to redo it – I should have thought to check above first. Ah well. :) Blessings!

  4. Lovely post. Doing all to God’s glory is the motto we try to follow in our dance ministry:
    http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/p/our-dance-ministry-praise-him-with.html
    Blessings to you,
    Laurie Collett

  5. Stacy Buck says:

    well said. i’ve been clicking around this site and can’t find where you print the bible study material for ephesians…thanks.

  6. Stacy Buck says:

    where can i find the Ephesians Bible Study that you print out? I’m loving being plugged in and encouraged.
    Also, Angela, can you send me your email?

  7. Hi Stacy!!!!

    Woohooo! So glad you are here girl!!! You can email me at LoveGodGreatly@gmail.com and I’ll send you the files! :)

    -Angela

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