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Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God
“Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.” – Matthew Henry
After a two chapter defense of his apostolic authority, Paul now proceeds with the defense of his message, namely the gospel. Galatians 3:1-5:12 comprises the main or central argument of the epistle.
Galatians 5:16-18 tells us the what and why of walking by the Spirit. Now Galatians 5:19-25 tells us the result of walking by the Spirit and what would be the alternative result if we don’t.
Most of the preaching on the visitation of the wise men that I have heard of, and perhaps you too, centers on knocking down myths surrounding the identity of the magi. How many wise men were there, three or more?
Last year has been really tough for everyone. Recently announced threat of the new virus variant has made people even more restless to find a new source of income that would at least ease the worry of financial instability.
I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day…
Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be encouraged by hearing news about you.
Have you ever wondered what unified worship really looks like in a church? Does unified worship means singing the same style of songs, wearing the same clothes, and eating the same meal?
Consider one wealthy individual who died without leaving any last will and testament that contains the names of those who will inherit his wealth. The law of the land requires
As we move towards the end of Paul’s letter to the churches at Galatia, he gave one last exhortation on living and walking by the Spirit. Continuing on his agricultural imagery from Galatians 5:22-24,
We always hear that Christmas is the time of joy, peace and reconciliation. It is a time for unity. In a sense that’s true, but most people divorce this truth with its foundation.
When everything is in place, and your family is in check, we normally tend to skip that moment which was set aside for prayer. Guilty? Well, you’re not alone, I am guilty as well.
The gift of the Father to the world(v.35) The gift of Bread(35a) – Here is the first of the seven I AM’s of Jesus. I am the bread of life (6:35, 48, 51) I am the light of the world (8:12; 9:5) I am the door of the sheep (10:7, 10:9) I am the good shepherd (10:11, 14) I am…
Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort provided by love, any fellowship in the Spirit, any affection or mercy, complete my joy and be of the same mind, by having the same love, being united in spirit, and having one purpose. Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be…
One of the most theologically rich and at the same time practically helpful passage in scriptures is Philippians 3:12-21. The reason I say this is because it shows how we should conduct our lives as Christians,
What is a deacon? Often, much attention has been given to the office of the elder / pastor, and we are left with a vague idea of what a deacon is, or should be.
Paul’s letter to the Galatians comes now to its closing remarks. This is the part where many start looking at their watches during a very long conference.
Prayer and meditation on the word of God are vital to our spiritual walk, yet both are neglected the most. Some give time to prayer but not so much on the word, and others read and meditate on the word but devote little time on prayer.
You may have come across this page looking for a story that somehow reflects your favorite “Love Month” event, as our title seems to imply.
It is very common in any Christian circles to hear a discussion about the “leading of or walking in the Holy Spirit”. Well at least in my experience. But regardless of being a buzz phrase in Christianity, many Christians today doesn’t really know what the leading and walking in Spirit really means. Some says that it is to have an extraordinary encounter with God. Others will tell you that the leading of the Holy Spirit is the subjective emotions or feelings that we are experiencing, commonly called “personal convictions”. Still some would argue that we are being led by the Spirit if we’re bent on obeying the commandments of God in the Bible. So which is it?
Finally, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! [Because] to write this again is no trouble to me, moreover it is a safeguard for you. [Here’s what I’m writing to you again:] Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of those who mutilate the flesh!
The first thing we must do as we deal with our passage in Philippians 4:1-9 is to ask the question what is being joined together by the conjunction “therefore” or “so then” in verse 1.
In my profession as a programmer, when a program or an app breaks because of an update on operating system, one of our first diagnosis is compatibility issue.
In today’s discourse, love have become the measure of spirituality for those who fight for the special rights of minority groups. Love is usually pitted against knowledge as if the two are oppose to each other.
It doesn’t take you to be born again before anyone can and would desire for social and moral reforms. But it takes one before anyone would ever desire to be pure in heart, that is, clean from within, and to make it about God rather than us.
Are you on the verge of giving up just because your parents are threatening to disown you for your new faith in Christ?
We will serve the Lord 15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15…
“Always respond to every impulse to pray.” – Martin Lloyd-Jones