Power-Play in the Church

"But I am among you as the one who serves." -Our Lord Jesus, as recorded in Luke 22:27 Power-brokers, power-mongers, and power-players run our world. To some degree or another, most of us have come to accept that power-play is just part of living life in a fallen and corrupted world. We anticipate finding power-brokers in... Continue Reading →

Forgiveness Empowering Grace

We all know that we MUST forgive those that have hurt us. The Lord requires that we forgive our enemies; that we forgive the people that have injured us (Matthew 6:14; Colossians 3:13). We must forgive as we are forgiven. That is what we, Christians, believe; that is what we, Christians, pray (Luke 11:4). If... Continue Reading →

An Acronym for HUMBLE

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you…” 1 Peter 5:6 Acronyms help me remember things that I should remember- but that I sometimes too easily forget. Being humble, or having a humble-mind, as Scripture commands the believer to have (1 Peter 3:8), is... Continue Reading →

A Ten-Fold Plea for Faith

Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”  (Mark 9:24 ESV). It can be hard to believe God when we feel hurt, disappointed, or maligned by those that we have trusted. Here is a ten-fold plea for faith for unexpected seasons of suffering and affliction of this kind.... Continue Reading →

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