Quick to Turn

Quick to Turn

Revelation 9:20-21  The rest of mankind, who were not killed by the plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, nor did they repent of...
Sacrifices That Please God

Sacrifices That Please God

Read “Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your strength...
Harmonizing With The Melody

Harmonizing With The Melody

Read “I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. For some members of Chloe’s household have...
Return to Integrity (Pt. 3 of Paul’s Defense in 2 Cor. as a Model for Pastoral Leadership)

Return to Integrity (Pt. 3 of Paul’s Defense in 2 Cor. as a Model for Pastoral Leadership)

2 Cor. 4:2  But we have renounced disgraceful and underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.  (ESV) Wow, this...
RE: The New Covenant in the Spirit (Pt. 2 of Paul’s Defense in 2 Cor. as a Model for Church Leadership)

RE: The New Covenant in the Spirit (Pt. 2 of Paul’s Defense in 2 Cor. as a Model for Church Leadership)

2 Cor. 3:5-6  Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives...
Many Meals and Late Night Conversations

Many Meals and Late Night Conversations

Acts 20:11  And when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed.  (ESV) It was Sunday. Paul had already preached past midnight. They continued to talk and share a meal together (perhaps two...