I continue my study of the epistles with Paul (and Timothy)'s letter to the Colossians. This letter discusses aspects of the nature of Christ and warns against false doctrines, amongst other things. Notes on the Book of Colossians To please the Lord we must have the full knowledge of his will, which is a spiritual … Continue reading Notes on the Book of Colossians
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
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
This is something I'm currently trying to incorporate into my prayer practice more but I just recently read in the book "The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks" that the lifting of hands was part of the practice of some of the monks and for one monk strengthened his heavenly connection. I testify … Continue reading Lift Up Your Holy Hands!
"Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God is making his appeal through us." (2 Corinthians 5:20 ESV) In his joint letter with Timothy to the Corinthians Paul refers to he and Timothy as "ambassadors for Christ." What does it mean to be an "ambassador for Christ"? Well, an ambassador is commonly understood to be a … Continue reading What is it to be an Ambassador for Christ?