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Realizing the presence, promise, and power of the Kingdom of God.

T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He and his wife, Susie, make their home in the Champlain Valley of Vermont.
Books by T. M. Moore


March 19, 2011

Wise--The wisdom of God is revealed in His Law; by obeying that Law, God’s people display wisdom to the surrounding world – God’s wisdom, not theirs.

Uses of the Law: Make Known the Character of God (6)

T. M. Moore

Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ For what great nation is there that has a god so near to is as the LORD our God is to us, whenever we call upon him?” Deuteronomy 4.6, 7

The wisdom of God is revealed in His Law; by obeying that Law, God’s people display wisdom to the surrounding world – God’s wisdom, not theirs.

The wisdom of God is manifest in His Law on practically every page, as He reveals simple matters of neighbor-love that are intended to allow His people to flourish and prosper. The fact that the Law of God continues to shape the protocols of human society, in nations and communities all over the world, demonstrates both its enduring wisdom and the wisdom of Him Who gave it. Nations and peoples may not acknowledge the divine provenance of the laws by which they live, but this does not negate the fact of it.

Wisdom is simply “skill in living,” knowing how to co-exist in such a way as to reflect the communion, love, interdependence, and respect of the Persons of the divine Godhead. As the Trinity is one, existing in perfect unity and love, so God desires for His people to have the knowledge and skill – wisdom – to enjoy that unity and love in their own experience. His Law and all His Word provide the revelation we need to understand and refract the character of God and His wisdom to one another.

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March 18, 2011

Good--The very meaning of “good” inheres in the character of God.

Holy and Loving

March 17, 2011

Holy and Loving--The eternal, self-existing, self-revealing God, the Creator of worlds and the Redeemer of His people, the altogether sovereign Lord of heaven and earth is holy, and He commands the people He has chosen for Himself to be holy as well (Lev. 11.44)


March 16, 2011

Sovereign--The people of Israel were made to understand, by the revelation God made to them in His Law, that He has all authority and power to accomplish whatever He commands.

Unique and Only

March 15, 2011

Unique and Only--In His Law God reveals that His people are to worship Him only.

The Self-revealing God--The Law of God defines sin, as we have seen; thus, it is lawful to use the Law of God to help us pursue lives of holiness, righteousness, and goodness ...

King Forever

March 11, 2011

What will seeking the Kingdom of God look like for you today?

Atypical Democracy

March 10, 2011

The battle is over in Wisconsin. Or is it?

Lives that Persuade

March 10, 2011

We must both speak and live the Gospel.

Steadfast Love

March 09, 2011

Nothing that is, is by virtue of its own inherent nature.

Never-ending Scandal

March 08, 2011

Is there no end to this sordid affair?

Personal Mission Field/Conversation

How should you speak the truth? Without bitterness, without indulgence, with patience, with gentleness. Moderation and wisdom and true holiness; one attains to them together. When does one attain to them? When his truth is without fault.

  - Colman mac Beognai, Aipgitir Chrabaid (Irish, 7th century)

And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome, but kind to everone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness.

  - 2 Timothy 2.24, 25

The Lord's message to humankind is Good News. As such, it must be communicated. It pleases God to entrust the communication of His Good News to the people who have come to know it - you and me.

This is a most glorious trust, to have been appointed messengers of the Word that brings life! Not only must we make sure that we know the message and can convey its content accurately. We must also guard the manner of our speaking, that we might communicate with urgency yet patience, passion yet without pushiness, gentleness but firmness.

How can we acquire these skills? Through prayer and practice, nothing more. God promises that if we seek His help He will never fail us. He promises to give us the words we need when we need them. But we must seek Him day by day.

And we must make the most of every opportunity to initiate conversations with others about the Good News. Let us not be so silly as to think people are not interested. They are very interested, just as in every generation. If we can show them a caring and personable demeanor, and make our case with reverence and love, we may expect to be received seriously by those with whom we share.

Are you praying for the Lord to use you today? Are you ready to give a reason for the hope that is within you, with gentleness and respect?

Today at The Fellowship of Ailbe

ReVision - Is ethics just a make-believe world of getting by as best we can?

We are ready to receive a few more applications for mentoring. If you'd like to learn how to Practice the Kingship of Jesus, and what difference that can make; or if learning how to train your people in Taking Up the Challenge of Evangelism is what you need just now, drop me a line, and let's talk.

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