For us, they add weight to the letters. Yet, they are more than courteous starters. They contain a message we should pay attention to.
The introductions to the epistles
shouldn’t be ignored. They are there to tell us more than who the letters came
through from God. They tell us what more the writer was to God beyond being a
We are proud of being children of
God and we are right to be. However, the apostles whose letters are preserved
for us were that too. The difference is that they became more and that means that we are … Read the rest
we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God
prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10, NIV)
The fact that a lot of believers
talk about purpose and its fulfillment doesn’t mean that they understand what
purpose really is. At the risk of setting out on a controversial note, I’d take
the stand that most people I’ve talked with about purpose do not have the right idea of what it is. Mind you, they
have ideas but it’s the right one that’s missing.
Purpose is not one thing that a
person’s … Read the rest
a bit of a problem with your analogy.” He announced the moment I emerged from
the kitchen with a half-empty bottle of water in hand.
In as much as I
love getting questions when it comes to the faith I have in Jesus the Son of
God, I know my friend is quite smart. He can pick an argument the size of an
elephant apart with a pin. Going for the jugular of an argument is his thing.
Quickly, I swallowed what I had in my mouth, and then I went to sit across from
him. With my countenance … Read the rest