Struggling with Temptation? I Wrote a Prayer to Help You

I think temptation is something that we all struggle with. I know I do anyways, so I thought that I would write this prayer for those who do struggle with temptation. Prayer Against Temptation Lord Jesus Christ, for forty days you suffered temptations in the wilderness by the Devil and you emerged without yielding. Lord … Continue reading Struggling with Temptation? I Wrote a Prayer to Help You

It’s Okay (even Encouraged!) to Want to Receive Gifts – It just Depends on What Kind…

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…

Remember What the Lord Has Done for You

This is another spiritual practice that I do not do frequently enough. Paul advises us in the Second Book of Corinthians to think about good things, "whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." (Philippians 4:8 English Standard … Continue reading Remember What the Lord Has Done for You

Notes on the Second Book of Corinthians – Part 3 – Chapters 9-13

I continue this study with Chapters 9-13, which discusses, amongst other things, charity, Paul's ministry and false apostles. Notes on Chapters 9-13 "Whoever sows sparingly, will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God … Continue reading Notes on the Second Book of Corinthians – Part 3 – Chapters 9-13

Notes on the Second Book of Corinthians – Part 2 – Chapters 5-8

I continue this study with Chapters 5-8, as Paul and Timothy continue to encourage and edify the church at Corinth. I have put in some prayers as I have felt so moved to do by the Scripture. Notes on Chapters 5-8 We should follow Paul and Timothy's example and be of good courage (2 Corinthians … Continue reading Notes on the Second Book of Corinthians – Part 2 – Chapters 5-8

Notes on the Second Book of Corinthians – Part 1 – Chapters 1-4

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