“From now on, we regard no one according to the flesh.” II Corinthians 5:16 The first-century church, like ours today, was often fractured by divisions based on race, language, and culture. Paul wrote to the followers of Jesus in Corinth to help them respond to those who were more concerned with outward appearance than with […]
“The love of Christ compels us.” I Corinthians 1:18-31 During the time of Jesus, the religious professionals were using their position to gain power and prestige for themselves, not to serve the people. Jesus didn’t choose those who were wise, mighty, or noble by human standards (I Corinthians 1:26). He sought those willing to follow […]
“Let us not grow weary while doing good.” Galatians 6:9. We can help shape another person’s life by showing an interest and taking action. Look around. Is there someone whose life needs your help? Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, for all the people you can, while you can.
“Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light.” Matthew 10:27 People have some needs that are excruciatingly deep. We find ourselves in conversation at times with heartbroken friends and may feel at an utter loss to know what to say. Telling people what human teachers have taught us may have some impact on them. […]
“Do not rejoice when your enemy falls.” Proverbs 24:17 If someone has repeatedly been hurtful to us, it is easy to give in to vindictive pleasure when they experience misfortune. Instead, we are to maintain an attitude of compassion and forgiveness, and trust God to bring justice in His way and in His time. Love for God […]