Tag: Apostle Paul

A Meandering Road

God’s path for your life is never a straight line.  It is a meandering road with a complex mixture of struggle and joy.  Our mission in this life is to grow in the wisdom and knowledge of the Lord.  That instruction is delivered to…

Automatic Transmission

Prior to the 1950’s, most automobiles had manual transmissions.  In order to start the car, you needed to push the clutch in or have the car shifted into neutral.  Once the car was started, with the clutch held in by your left foot, you…

Mountaineering

I don’t know about your life, but mine has been a collection of highs and lows.  Some days I feel like I’ve been greatly blessed, and other days I feel like God has left me to flounder on my own.  I make every attempt…

Don’t Get Distracted

The Bible is silent on the Internet.  There isn’t one verse in the Old Testament or the New Testament that makes reference to the World Wide Web.  Yet here we are in a time when communication over the Internet is a dominate force in…

Church

In chapter ten of the Book of Acts, the apostle Peter discovered that God wanted all people to hear the Gospel and receive salvation through Jesus Christ – not just the Jews as Peter believed.  At this point, the church began to expand in…

Roadmap for Christians

Near the end of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans he listed some of the things Christians should keep in mind as they go through their daily life.  It’s a roadmap for worthy Christian living.  Even though you may already be pointed in…

Your Faith in God

When the Apostle Paul wrote his second letter to the Thessalonians he was responding to their endurance during often violent oppression.  The Christians were a minority in Thessalonica and were being persecuted for their beliefs; nevertheless, they remained faithful.  It’s not uncommon for Christians…

Christians are Different

When the apostle Paul sent his letter to the Colossians, he was trying to help them avoid the distractions of unbelievers who were pulling them in the wrong direction.   His mission was to get the Colossians centered on the teachings of Jesus.  Near the…

Learning from the Past

The book of 2 Corinthians was a difficult letter for the apostle Paul to write.  Paul started the church in Corinth and later found in floundering in its mission.  They were essentially dividing into factions led by various leaders all going in different directions…

Living for Christ

When the apostle Paul wrote his letter to the followers in Philippi, he reminded them that living for Christ was an exercise in humble service to each other.  Paul illustrates his teaching beautifully by using Jesus as the ultimate example.  This message could be…

Step Six – Put on the Armor of God

If you’re going to serve God you need to be ready for an attack from the enemy.  The devil is real and he has demons roaming the world looking to block God’s work.  This is why you need to put on the armor of…