Power

This is the third time that I’m coming to visit you. Every matter is settled on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 2 When I was with you on my second visit, I already warned those who continued to sin. Now I’m repeating that warning to all the rest of you while I’m at a safeContinue reading “Power”

Alle…oops

Alle… Oops. Hold on… As you are reading this article it is still Lent. But it is April and Spring and it should be Easter! And yes that celebration is coming. The end of this week we will gather to celebrate Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and then finally Easter! The resurrection of our Lord andContinue reading “Alle…oops”

Who do you proclaim?

Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart. We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God’s word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone inContinue reading “Who do you proclaim?”

Fear not failure…

that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his gloriousContinue reading “Fear not failure…”

Do for who?

“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience. For “the earth is theContinue reading “Do for who?”

You can’t do that…

Have you ever been told by someone that you can’t do something?  What does that do to your understanding of your ability to do that function? Usually when people say you can’t do that we believe them. We are frozen in fear and do not even attempt the thing we were going to do becauseContinue reading “You can’t do that…”

excel in this act of grace…

Grace – the final frontier… Is grace really all it is about? If we could be gracious and merciful giving to everyone as we have been given, no hold on strike that. Giving more grace and mercy to everyone around us than we have been given. That is what Paul tells the Corinthians in theContinue reading “excel in this act of grace…”

Labor not in vain…

Have you ever done something and had it completely fall apart around you? Started a project that just crumbled around you as you tried to carry it out? Had a wonderful idea that once you started to put it in motion you realized that it was not going to succeed? What is success? We eachContinue reading “Labor not in vain…”