When I take a closer longer look I start to wonder what is it that I really see? Is there a story behind this picture? Or is there simply a story within the picture, unintended by the family that put it up.
A Missionary from Africa comes to the United States and shares with a concerned Christian how he feels the church in America is being deceived and in great danger. The Christian is very convicted by what he hears, makes a significant change in his life, and then sets forth a plan to reach his city with the gospel.
God has convicted me that I do too much finger-pointing in my posts. My posts are seldom about me and a lot about others.
Suffering comes in myriad forms. And without the knowledge of God and His Son Jesus, suffering can last a life time. Can suffering turn into joy, or be replaced by j
David sought to be in a right relationship with God. Is that the same as seeking righteousness and justice? Is this just for ourselves, or is it for others also?
In spite of our battle with sin we are still “unblamable and unreprovable in his sight”. We not only have hope, but a sure hope, an assurance of our salvation and a home prepared for us in Heaven. Dwelling on this point and the joy we share with the saints is like driving down the highway and staying in the lane.
Jesus was the master at looking below the surface of the issues presented to him. And He knew people’s real motives. While compromise seems like a solution, I think we need to follow Jesus and find the core of each issue, mine for the common ground of the issue with the point of view of others, and build up top a solution using Biblical principles.
Here it states the phrase “He (Jesus) is the head of the body, the church”. that is not considered very often in the church. It is true that church leaders will say this. Yet at the same time they put people in between God and the congregation.
The word “meek” implies a gentle and peaceful manner. A person who’s words of truth speak louder than the most boisterous person.
The beloved son is Jesus. But who is he? The son of Joseph and Mary? A wise man or a prophet? An advocate for change, for social justice, a man who died before his ministry was finished? A man who is dead? And a man who is outdated?