Tag: Christian

The Road Home

The book of Colossians starts with a praise by Paul for the church in Colosse for their strong faith and trust in Jesus and love of others. This strength, Paul says, come from their confident hope of their heavenly reservations. Paul says, For we…

Good Friday, a day of Victory.

Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? ” For sin is the sting that…

Highs and Lows

The Pauline Epistles have a way of hitting home for me.  The way Paul describes and simplifies complicated Biblical truth always givings me clarity, peace, understanding and conviction.  The ending of Philippians is one of the most convicting for me.  Paul is thanking the…

Appetite for destruction

The passage below is a stern warning from Paul, he says, “with tears in my eyes”….makes it feel like even more than a stern warning.  It gives the feeling of desperation and longing to be heard and understood.  This desperate desire of Paul that…

Christ Commands us to be PERFECT!?!?!

Christ expects us to be perfect….Absolutely!  He says this not just once, or in passing or as an add on.  He makes it clear.  James 1:4 tells us to let our endurance grow and when it does we will be perfect and needing nothing….

Master of Humility

The Bible doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room with this whole humility thing.  I remember my first reaction to the command to be humble….”I’m awesome at humility.” That was seriously my thought.  If there was one thing I had, it was humility, and…