Tag: Paul

Humble Service & The “Mind of Christ”

Humble Service & The “Mind of Christ”

Christians should have the same mind as Jesus Christ.  With that mindset comes both a wider context of spiritual knowledge and practical application for our daily lives.  Let’s review two passages from the letters of the Apostle Paul – 1 Corinthians and Philippians. The spiritual knowledge of the “mind of Christ” instructs us in “the … Continue reading Humble Service & The “Mind of Christ”

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The Glory IN You

The Glory IN You

Some days feel like a contest for who can tally up the most suffering; who can endure the most pain and loss.  And the onslaught, at times, is merciless. Please keep in mind that, while certainly true, pain and suffering aren’t the entire truth.  In fact, they’re only a very small piece of our eternal … Continue reading The Glory IN You

You’re More Than Your Labels

You’re More Than Your Labels

Don't allow your labels to define your identify.  You're more than your labels. We're made to believe that we fit certain demographics.  The world of big data, targeted marketing, and political segregation fits each of us nicely into "our" segments. Skin color.  Gender.  Education.  Income-level.  Sexual preference.  Political affiliation.  Ethnic background.  Veteran status.  Religious affiliation. … Continue reading You’re More Than Your Labels

A Missionary’s Mission

A Missionary’s Mission

Book Review To the Ends of the World by Chad & Amanda Garrett Passion can be exhilirating.  Someone passionate about his work can drive success; extending his circle of influence beyond typical boundaries and defining new, atypical comfort zones.  As missionaries for the Lord, the passion behind the work of Chad and Amanda Garrett is … Continue reading A Missionary’s Mission

Come in from the ledge.

Come in from the ledge.

Certainly you’ve had multiple conversations this week with friends, family, and co-workers.  Some feel elated, and others feel devastated.  Each of us needs walked back in from the ledge sometimes.  Indeed, there are other times when we all need to be brought back down from the clouds. There’s no shortage of extreme emotions.  Right, wrong, … Continue reading Come in from the ledge.

Seeing the Invisible Qualities of God

Seeing the Invisible Qualities of God

"Do you still not see or understand?  Do you have such hard hearts?  Having eyes do you not see?" ~Jesus questioning his disciples (Mark 8:17-18) Why are things so often hiding in plain sight?  Looking for those car keys? or your wallet?  I bet they're right under your nose...sitting right there on the table by … Continue reading Seeing the Invisible Qualities of God

“Not being bad” does not equal “Being Good”

“Not being bad” does not equal “Being Good”

"Not being bad" does not equal "Being good." A common theme in recent discussions with friends is that if we're not bad, we'll go to heaven.  Don't lie, cheat, steal, etc. and you'll enter heaven.  That's simply not the case.  Why?  Because "not being bad" does not equal "being good." "Being righteous" equals "Being good." … Continue reading “Not being bad” does not equal “Being Good”

“Overcome evil with good”: Romans 12

“Overcome evil with good”: Romans 12

"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are … Continue reading “Overcome evil with good”: Romans 12