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Troubles with testimonies
Sunday, December 09, 2018      1 comments

It's the Christmas season and for people around the world it becomes a busy time of year. For some it's a time of great joy. For some a time of great sadness and depression. But for most it becomes just a time of busyness. In the mix of this, as... Read more
October 25 II Thessalonians 1 Judgment at Christ's coming
Thursday, October 25, 2018      2 comments

Paul is trying to be encouraging in that he says those who have afflicted the church will be judged. There was a time when I thought that was just great. Not so much any more. I accept that each will receive according to their choices and deeds.... Read more
October 24 I Thessalonians 5 The day of the lord
Wednesday, October 24, 2018      0 comments

Paul writes about the coming day of the lord as if he expected it at any day. I believe that every generation has felt the same way to an extent. Even today believers look at the signs of the times as if the end is coming but there doesn't seem ... Read more
October 23 I Thessalonians 4 Live a life pleasing to God
Tuesday, October 23, 2018      2 comments

Just how does one do that? Again we have an area where someone could very easily fall back into legalism. In order to please God I have to do certain things and not do other things. When one develops this attitude the focus goes away from living... Read more
October 22 I Thessalonians 3 Encouragement in times of affliction
Monday, October 22, 2018      2 comments

We don't know all of the specifics but we do know quite a bit. Paul was an outcast from his Jewish brothers, in fact many of them wanted to kill him. He made enemies in nearly every city he visited. Was stoned and beaten. Wandered homeless for n... Read more
October 19 I Thessalonians 2 We did not seek glory from people
Friday, October 19, 2018      3 comments

Think about the people in your life that garner the most respect. I'd wager that they are some of the most humble and giving people that you know. I think there's a principle here. The selfless or giving life is more fulfilling and more rewardi... Read more
October 17 I Thessalonians 1 Being an example
Wednesday, October 17, 2018      1 comments

Paul commends the church at Thessalonica for being an example. Here is something that I think one should strive for. Being an example to others while living the Christian life. And I mean a real example, not some phony who is always giving prais... Read more
October 16 Colossians 4 If you can't say something nice then shut up
Tuesday, October 16, 2018      0 comments

Paul says it a little different, let your speech be gracious, seasoned with a little salt. Salt is an interesting thing, it can add flavor, can be an abrasive, can be a cleanser, and too much can be a bad thing. Our speech marks us for ever, the... Read more
October 15 Colossians 3 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Monday, October 15, 2018      0 comments

One needs to be careful with this. I know a man who spends so much time trying not to be involved in the world and trying so hard to focus on God that frankly he's not a lot of fun to be around. Ever heard the phrase so spiritually minded and no... Read more
October 12 Colossians 2 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit
Friday, October 12, 2018      1 comments

For centuries men have made the philosophical or logical argument against Christ. Let's face it there really is no logical reason to accept Christ, but salvation isn't based on logic, it's faith. There are two main positions to take when confron... Read more
October 10 Colossians 1 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you
Wednesday, October 10, 2018      3 comments

We're not told what the circumstance of why Paul constantly prayed for them. Perhaps because they were new believers, perhaps something was going wrong. I also want to look at what exactly prayer is. I don't believe it's words, or some posture o... Read more
October 9 Philippians 4 true, honest, just, pure
Tuesday, October 09, 2018      0 comments

I once read a translation where verse 8 read to dwell on these things, not think. I suppose in a way both words have similar meaning, but when I think of dwell, I consider a time of pause, or a place to take a stand. My dwelling is where I live.... Read more
October 5 Philippians 3 Should I imitate some icon of faith?
Friday, October 05, 2018      3 comments

In this letter Paul outlines his accomplishments under The Law and how he could, and actually does a bit, brag on how he kept it. He also compares the events of life to athlete games, something the people of Phillipi were familiar with. Life is ... Read more
October 4 Philippians 2 Do all things without grumbling
Thursday, October 04, 2018      3 comments

Do you know someone who constantly complains? What's it like to be around that person? I host a workout twice a week, it's a combination of some cardio and resistance training. High energy stuff but my motto for a long time is no whining. It's a... Read more
October 3 Philippians 1 The Gospel will never be stopped
Wednesday, October 03, 2018      0 comments

At this time Paul is a prisoner of Rome, and the way that he came to be there is pretty amazing. Much of what Paul wrote was while a prisoner, so even in captivity he was still spreading The Gospel. It's being advanced throughout the imperial gu... Read more

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