Return to the blog November 13
November 2nd, 2023
Pastor John has had the amazing opportunity to travel overseas to train pastors on how to read, study, and preach the Word of God! He has tried to continue posting to the blog while away, but unfortu...
Not As The Word Of Men…
October 23rd, 2023
1 Thessalonians 1:1-3:13 The church in Thessalonica was founded as Paul and his team presented the gospel in the synagogue. Some members believed in Christ but faced opposition from the Jewish communi...
Remember My Chains
October 20th, 2023
Paul emphasizes the importance of prayer as his top priority. In previous passages, he has already demonstrated and mentioned the significance of prayer for the Colossians. Now, he directly urges them...
Your Life Is Hidden With Christ In God
October 19th, 2023
Paul reminds the Colossians that they have been raised with Christ. They should focus on heavenly things, where Christ is honored. Our death with Christ brings liberation. Our lives are now hidden wit...
October 18th, 2023
Paul's ultimate purpose is to make Christ known, which includes both warning and teaching, with the goal of presenting everyone mature in Christ. He acknowledges the demanding struggle but testifies t...
October 17th, 2023
Contentment is not dependent on circumstances. Paul presents a spectrum that encompasses the full range of human experiences related to material provisions, from abundance to scarcity. Although the am...
Counting Everything As Loss
October 16th, 2023
The goodness of this world cannot compare to Christ, who is the source of all beauty and goodness. In comparison, the nations are insignificant, and all the good things in the world are nothing compar...
Have This Mind
October 13th, 2023
The "if" clause highlights five blessings that the Philippians already share through the gospel of Christ. Each phrase prompts the Philippians to affirm these blessings. The shared gospel blessings sh...
Christ In Life Or Death
October 12th, 2023
Paul desires that the Philippians' love would grow in knowledge and discernment. This love aims to prioritize what is excellent, allowing them to focus on the highest virtues and not be distracted by ...
Armor For The Battle
October 11th, 2023
Paul envisions a fierce battle, not just an athletic competition, using military imagery like armor and weaponry. This battle is not fought at a distance but in close-quarter hand-to-hand combat. It i...
A Profound Mystery
October 10th, 2023
Believers should avoid disobedient behavior as it leads to God's wrath. It's crucial to reject false teachings and immoral lifestyles associated with them. Paul highlights the transformation from dark...
The Unity Of The Spirit
October 9th, 2023
Ephesians 4:1-32 Paul urges believers to live a life worthy of their calling. He emphasizes the importance of walking in humility, gentleness, and patience. Bearing with one another in love and mainta...
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