Philemon-Unity in Relationships
There are always voices trying to make us captive to earthly things by pulling us from Christ or our liberty in Him. May God hold us from that danger by driving us to Christ with this Christ centered doctrine and direction. As Augustine said, “Christ is not valued at all unless He is valued above all.” May we be captivated by Him.
Philippians 1:27-30 Paul was facing possible death while the church was experiencing persecution from the secular world. We face similar adversity in our world today. How does the churches unity in suffering impact the world around us?
Ephesians 1:10, 2:13, 3:6 The letter is written by Paul while in prison and is addressed to the church in the city of Ephesus. The first 3 chapters explores the story of the Gospel and how Jesus created a multi-ethnic community of followers united through Him. The second half explores how the gospel story effects the way we live every part of our lives. The hope for today…
Col 1:15–20, Eph 2:14–16, Php 2:6–11 No one places a lamp in a sunlit meadow. Lamps are made to be captives in dark rooms so that those who dwell therein might become captivated by the light and long for the Sun on their face.
Psalm 27 Anxiety is an inescapable reality in our lives. It keeps us from where we should be and takes us where we shouldn’t be. We are anxious about many things, and there are many things we can do to battle anxiety’s symptoms; however, until we address the question at the heart of our anxiety, we will be unable to accept the answer to it.
The Bible says fear not 365 times. Proverbs 9:10 says “The fear of the Lord is beginning of wisdom.” It seems that we are being told two different things. How do we redeem fear in order to understand it the way the Bible commands us to and dispel the misconception that we are to be fearless at all times? We must remember that fear is a God given emotion and it can be…
Psalm 51 (Context: 2 Samuel 11-12) If your shame is misplaced and pushing you away from God, it’s not God-given. Healthy shame should draw you toward repentance. The Psalms teach us how to think and feel from a biblical perspective. Psalm 51 teaches us that Christian, God-given shame produces Christian, God-given joy.
Psalm 42 The experiences that shape us throughout our life story will heavily influence the perspective we take into seasons of suffering. If we hope to suffer well, it is necessary to purify and guard our hearts as life goes on.
James 4:1-12 We are emotional beings created in the image of an emotional God. There are no bad emotions, but because of the fall there are emotions gone bad.