Grief often strikes with the triple reality that life is short, eternity is real, and death is certain for us all. The follower of Jesus is not immune from grief; but how should we face and deal with grief? Paul’s words to Timothy give us a pattern to follow as
As Paul nears the end of his discussion of the Pathway of Hope, he warns his audience that not everyone they meet along the way will be their friend. Some will appear to be friendly, but hide less than pure motives. As he encourages his readers to continue forward, he
Paul is not only excited about what God has done and will do, he is ecstatic about what God is currently doing. As he prepares to travel to Jerusalem, he connects those in Rome with those with him in Corinth so that all will catch a glimpse of what God
Mankind has always had a fascination with “what else is out there” – and it was shown to us vividly this week with the SpaceX launch. In Paul’s day, the “outer regions” was a recent province named Spain. As Paul prepares to journey to this remote outpost, he shares with
The Pathway of Hope is traveled by many who are following the example of Messiah Jesus the best they know how. As they travel they meet with other pilgrims whose ideas and practices are very similar yet not perfectly alike. Some are more rigid in their adherence to rules and
The struggle between those strong in the faith and those weaker in the faith appears in areas the Bible doesn’t clearly address – forms of entertainment, use of free time, management of spare funds, practice of skills and abilities, food or beverages to be enjoyed / avoided. The list will
People make resolutions all the time. Soon the excitement diminishes yet the task remains unfinished, and many give up. Wouldn’t it be great to make a resolved commitment and see it through? Paul shows how as his discussion with the Romans continues. He discusses matters threatening the unity of the
Churches have disagreed and divided over serious issues, as well as over issues that seemed serious but were trivial. What happens when we disagree? How do we determine what matters? Paul discusses this with the Roman church, and we get to listen in on the conversation!
God’s merciful love affects the way we think and respond to our Savior, Jesus Christ. If we truly know and have experienced God’s merciful love, we will have a different outlook on Jesus and our response to Him will be evident to others in three specific areas.