Is our focus on others and God, or on ourselves? Paul continues in verses 2 and 3 about a person who is inwardly focused, and the person who cares for others. This is especially relevant for people of today. First, lets look at these two verses:
1 Corinthians 8:2,3 “And if any man think [...]
The things God has prepared for us when we get to heaven is even greater than we can imagine. We tend to imagine things in relation to what we have experienced on this earth. Seeing a great mountain or a peaceful meadow, we may imagine the majesty of God. We may see a wonderful [...]
Paul talks about Christian love, agape love, in 1 Thessalonians 3:12 and 13. This passage speaks directly toward Christians on how and who we are supposed to love, and where this love comes from. A good question to ask ourselves as we read this passage is, do we as Christians love others as we [...]
It is impossible to comprehend the enormity of God’s love. We tend to compare the unknown in terms of what we see and feel around us. We judge God’s love on the same scale as our love; in doing so we shortchange how immense the love of God is.
Ephesians 3:17 “That Christ may [...]
From time to time, it is important for a Christian to stop and reflect what God has done for us. It is impossible to comprehend the enormity of it all. But we still need to give pause and review what He has done, and give Him thanks for it. In Ephesians 2:4-7, Paul reviews [...]
In Ephesians 1:7-12, Paul expresses the incredible depth of God’s mercy and love toward mankind, and how fortunate we are to experience His love.
In the preceding verses, 5 and 6, Paul was talking about Jesus Christ. He continues in verse 7.
Ephesians 1:7 “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness [...]
Beginning in Ephesians chapter 1, Paul salutes the church in Ephesus. In his salutation, Paul describes a special relationship between God the Father and mankind, that relationship initiated by God the Father.
These first few verses make up a couple very long sentences. I could understand them better by breaking them into fragments.
In the final verses of Romans 8, Paul talks about the remarkable love of Jesus, and how it makes us victorious in our daily lives. [...]
We continue our review of Romans chapter 5. Yesterday we learned about some of the outcomes of being justified from our sins by God. We learned that upon our justification, there is a chain reaction which occurs with us not being ashamed of God.
The end of verse 5 gives the reason why we [...]