It may sound odd to consider this a spiritual practices tip but there is much good that can be done when we acknowledge the good deeds of others (and much bad if we fail to do so). This concept of the recognition of the good deeds of another is introduced in the story of Joseph. … Continue reading Give Credit Where Credit is Due
I have often read that others have found themselves at an aimless point in their lives where they say they do not know what God's will is for them. Thank the Lord the Apostle Paul has provided us a prayer to address that very thing. The prayer is from Colossians 1:9-12 and I have modified … Continue reading Want to Know God’s Will for Your Life? Paul Provides us a Prayer for Just That Very Thing
One thing I have found lacking in the Church in my experience is the desire among the brethren for spiritual gifts. We are commanded by Paul to earnestly desire the gifts of the Spirit and so we should do so (1 Corinthians 14:1). The exercising of gifts was frequently used throughout the Book of Acts … Continue reading It’s Okay (even Encouraged!) to Want to Receive Gifts – It just Depends on What Kind…
I am writing this post in part so as to convict myself because one of the things I do not do enough is testify of the good things that God has done for me, which are truly more numerous than the sands of the sea. I will testify as to some of them at the … Continue reading Testify!
I now turn in my study to the Second Book of Corinthians, where Paul (along with Timothy) has composed a second letter to the Church in Corinth, following up on his first letter. Notes on Chapters 1-4 The Lord comforts us in our afflictions, which we can then use to comfort others in their afflictions … Continue reading Notes on the Second Book of Corinthians – Part 1 – Chapters 1-4
We continue our look at the First Book of Corinthians with Chapters 9-12. Notes on Chapters 9-12 Like Paul, we should make ourselves servants to all, that is we should relate to others as they are (without compromising ourselves) instead of being rigid; to the Jews Paul became a Jew and put himself "under the … Continue reading Notes on the First Book of Corinthians – Part 3 – Chapters 9-12
I continue this study of the Book of First Corinthians with Chapters 5-8, which contain much discussion on internal church relations as well as marriage. Notes on Chapters 5-8 If there is an unrepentant sinner in the church, he should be removed (1 Corinthians 5:1-2). They are to be delivered to Satan for the destruction … Continue reading Notes on the First Book of Corinthians – Part 2 – Chapters 5-8