"What's In a Name?"
In the first part I chronicled Paul's work in Athens and distinguished it from the earlier work in Thessalonica and Berea. Athens was somewhat of a cultural estuary that typified some of the attitudes among the cultural elite in the Hellenic settings of the world that Paul traveled in. Paul, the Pharisee, was able to communicate with the Greeks because he could become like 'one not under the law'. His experience there typifies what we
Journaling on 12 Feb 12 – A Moment in Sin
On the way to church this morning, I was silently praying to God and during this prayer, I mentioned that I’ll do more praying at the altar before I begin teaching the Bible Study.
Continuing that prayer didn’t happen before the Bible Study.
Even coming out of the class and then preparing for the service, I still did not take time to go to the altar and pray. In that moment, I wasn’t even aware that I was not doing
One of the critical aspects of the "millennium" has to do with the beast in this verse:
4Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with
Sometimes I just have to let it out or I'll burst!! Praise God, He is sooooooooooo glorious!! Just a glimpse of Him, makes my heart soar!! Just a touch and this earthen vessel is overwhelmed!! Before I even got out of bed this morning, He filled me afresh!! I woke as I often do with a worship song in my head. As I began to ponder it's words, I felt His glorious Spirit rise within me!! I lay there worshipping our awesome God with tears running down my cheeks!! Oh how amazing He is, sometimes He leaves
Romans 5:20, "But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more"
Ephesians 1:7, "In Him we have redemption … according to the riches of His grace"
What Is Grace? Grace is the love and favor of God toward man, God's forgiving mercy. The grace of God is spontaneous, unmerited, and almighty directed. Grace is the source of the whole scheme of redemption. Solomon describes wisdom as a grace. Most all references to grace in the Old Testament