God, who is a believer’s light, is the strength of his life, not only by whom, but in whom, he lives and moves. In God therefore let us strengthen ourselves.
If the Bible's description of us is accurate, then God's grace is our only hope. Thank God that He has given us big grace!
One of the saddest things for me in ministry is witnessing people who once were vibrant, blooming, growing church members. Now, I never see them. That breaks my heart.
When we overuse a word, it can lose its meaning. Our overuse of “fellowship” makes some important points in the Bible fall flat.
In his third letter, John doesn’t use the phrase “in Jesus’ name” or “the name of Jesus”; it’s simply, “for the sake of the name.” Why this phrase? Is John trying to keep a secret?
We were looking for God’s will as if it were buried treasure. But that didn’t make sense. Wouldn’t God want us to know His will? Why would He hide it from us? It was as if we were assuming God is a Cosmic Easter Bunny who hides the eggs and occasionally says, “You’re getting warmer.” Sometimes we stumble onto them, but we never know whether we’ve found them all or not.
Perhaps no two words in Scripture more dramatically capture the powerfully damaging presence of sin than these two words.
The beginning of Colossians tells us how we can be like Christ. We learn the theology necessary to fight evil and the practicality of loving Jesus.