The Will of God

The will of God.  This is such a difficult and mysterious phrase within the Christian faith.  I think that almost every Christian would say that they want to know what the will of God is for their lives.  But, how can we find it?  How can we discern what God would have us to do?  […]

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God’s Love Through Paul’s Eyes

First Corinthians 13 has been called the chapter of love. It contains beautiful and poetic language regarding the nature of love. As I have read it this week, I found myself struck by the opening verses of that passage. There is something in the way that Paul instructs the Corinthian church that deeds without proper […]

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Lent Day #31 | Weakness

Yesterday we looked at power. Today we will look at weakness. One of the difficulties we face when we engage in the study of the bible is the use of juxtaposition. A juxtaposition is the comparison two ideas or concepts that are not related under normal circumstances, but whose connection makes the contrast more striking. […]

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Lent Day #26 | I can do all things…

I came across this series of pictures about what Paul said to the Philippians. I don’t think it needs any further elaboration. Please click through on the picture and see for yourself. It definitely made me think today.

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The Epistle of Joy and A Theology of Suffering

In the first chapter of Paul’s letter to the Philippians there is an interesting dichotomy developing. Paul gave thanks for what God was doing in his life and in the life of the believers in Philippi. He then turns his attention to what is happening to him. And what is that? He is in prison because of […]

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Romans Series (Pt. 3) – Romans 1:16-17

Paul’s Confession (1:16-17) In these two verses we find one of the greatest confessions of what the Gospel is and what it is designed to do.  This is not an overstatement of the Gospels intended purpose. Nor is it an exaggeration that Paul wanted the Romans to understand that the Gospel, by design, was intended […]

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