God is more interested in saving humanity than he is in showering us with material blessings. Paul warns Timothy of these false teachers in his church, who are preaching an easy gospel and have their eyes fixed on profit. But this warning doesn’t just apply to Timothy, but extends to us as well.
Being a follower of Christ has it’s privileges, and it’s not just to ensure where we go when we die. God’s love is so powerful that it impacts our lives on earth as well! This also means that there is nothing powerful enough to separate us from that love.
Being thankful, no matter the circumstance isn’t just a suggestion God makes to us. It his His will in our life that we maintain a thankful attitude. This is obviously easier said than done, but is essential to our daily Christian walk. So today we’ll look to Paul’s words in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 and talk how we can live a life of thankfulness.
Do you consider yourself a masterpiece? You should! Today we’ll dive into Paul’s words in the second chapter Ephesians Paul says because of Christ Jesus we are indeed a masterpiece. Sometimes we undervalue ourselves, and often don’t think ourselves worthy to carry such a title. Today we discuss exactly why we truly are a masterpiece.
Are you a people pleaser? What other people think of us can often have a very profound effect on our behavior. When we seek to please people and mold our identity to what people expect of us, we run the real risk of living a life displeasing to God. Are you more concerned of fitting in with the world around you or fitting into the life God calls us to live? We’ll dive into Galatians 1:10 as we explore these words of Paul.
In Romans 5:8 Paul tells us that Jesus died while we were still sinners. So often we find the need to sort of clean ourselves up before we come to Christ. Or we try to strike things out on our own and convince ourselves that what we do on our own is good enough. This couldn’t be further from the truth. No matter what we do we fall short of God’s expectations. There is a clear need for someone to intervene and save us from our ways.
The apostle Paul had some pretty important things to say. Responsible for almost half of the New Testament, Paul is arguably the most important voice for the Christian faith next to Jesus. From ruthless persecutor of Christians to one of the most outspoken proponents, Paul’s word are nothing short of revolutionary.
Weather we like to admit it or not, we’re all conforming to some sort of standard in our life. Weather it’s to belong to a organization, social circle, or maintain an image we adhere to the unwritten rules to belong. Paul cautions us not to conform to the world, but instead be transformed by Gods word. So the question we must ask, am I conforming to what the world wants, or to what God wants?
Grief, whatever the source is an inevitability in our life. So how do we as Christians handle grief? Is it ok for us to mourn? How does God feel when we experience grief? We’ll explore scriptures to answer these questions and compare how Christians experience grief versus how the world does.
Pride goes before the fall. Today we look at how pride can impact our lives and what truths scripture speaks to it. We’ll take a look at how it may have impacted one of the most infamous individuals in the bible, and what insights God’s word provides us to avoid it’s pitfalls.