Summary 2 Corinthians 1-12 The Corinthian church was riddled with sin, especially sexual immorality, I believe. It was questionable, thus, as to the legitimacy of everyone’s faith. So, Paul encouraged them to be reconciled to God, and he urged them not to receive God’s grace in vain. He also urged them to return to him … Continue reading Unless You Fail the Test
James 1:2-4, 12 ESV “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for … Continue reading Fight Lies with Truth
We are all going to go through trials, difficulties, and sufferings in this life, whether we are a Christian or a non-Christian. It is just part of living in these flesh bodies and in this imperfect and sinful world. Some of us will go through these to a much greater degree than others, but we … Continue reading Suffering Has a Purpose
Today I am reading in Deuteronomy 13, which is in the Old Testament of the Bible, and which is a teaching under the Old Covenant Relationship God had with his people at that time. So, not all of this is going to apply to us, the church, today. Yet, some of this is repeated in … Continue reading Are You Being Tested?
How are people, in general, and the church, and individual Christians being deceived today? We are deceived when we listen to and when we buy into the words of humans, or tradition, and we don’t test what we are hearing with God, in prayer, and in his Word. Jesus said, “You have heard… but I … Continue reading Character Transformation