In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul is chastising the congregation of the Corinth church. This is not the first time Paul has had to address their worldliness. He has spoken with them before. In fact, this is the third time. Paul believed they were not using their GOD given spiritual gifts. Especially they were not practicing the greatest gift of all—Christian Love. Their lifestyle proved they were not—they were confusing love with lust. They seemed not to understand that GOD’S love is directed outward, not inward to ourselves. We were given the spiritual gifts to use in building His church. When we are finally with HIM we will no longer need these gifts. When we get to see HIM in person, we will be able to understand HIS plan for HIS kingdom on earth. [Read more…]
Freedom to become like Christ and discover God’s limitless love
Not Guilty; let him go free.
What would those words mean to you if you were on death row?
The fact is that the whole human race is on death row, justly condemned for repeatedly breaking God’s holy law. Without Jesus we would have no hope at all. But thank God! He has declared us not guilty and has offered us freedom from sin and power to do his will.
My daughter, Audrey, started Pre-Preschool this year, it was an odd sight to see my little girl with backpack on eagerly talking about going to school to learn. How did she get so big so fast? To be honest, I didn’t figure learning to be the agenda of a Pre-Preschool, but rather saw it as a great opportunity for Audrey to socialize with kids her age, and do fun crafts. Learning was far down the road anyways, as most parents are quick to assert. I think Audrey is the smartest little girl in the world.
I was shocked then, when one day Audrey came home from school and said with certainty, “Daddy I am going to teach you a Bible verse, and then you are going to teach me one too.” [Read more…]
Christmas 2013 was over and the New Year of 2014 was a new beginning when all of a sudden I was in a tizzy. Webster’s Dictionary defines “tizzy” as a tremble with excitement or fear. This tizzy happens every so often and at this time I was not tossing and turning through the night as in Psalm 56:8, but in the light of a most beautiful day. [Read more…]
Although I grew up attending church, I didn’t really know God’s Word. I knew a lot of Bible stories and I was familiar with various disjointed passages of scripture, but I had never read the Bible all the way through or been encouraged to memorize scripture. I accepted Christ as a teenager, but did not pursue scriptural knowledge. My husband, Bob, and I also attended church as young marrieds and then with our little girls. I believed the salvation message, but still did not really know God’s Word. Maybe you understand what I mean. [Read more…]