A Tiny Message #5

If only there were someone to mediate between us, someone to bring us together, someone to remove God’s rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more. Job 9:33-34 When we read Paul’s letter to Philemon yesterday it’s clear that he is acting as an intercessor or in Biblical terms a “daysman.”Continue reading “A Tiny Message #5”

Unburdened Your Heart

Lesson #7: Forgiveness of others brings us the blessings of Christ It is as none other than Paul—an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus— that I appeal to you for my son  Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains. Philemon 1:9-10 Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about forgiveness.  It keeps poppingContinue reading “Unburdened Your Heart”

Truth + Love

Life Lesson # 6: Truth and love must go hand in hand in our lives If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work. 2 John 10-11 Throughout the text in these five smallest books inContinue reading “Truth + Love”

Pilgrim Not Citizen

Lesson 5: Walk in Truth through obedience to God It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. 2 John 1:4 I was reading a new book recently that said, “Today, America is rich but morally rotten.  Our heads and our hands have outrunContinue reading “Pilgrim Not Citizen”

A Tiny Message #3

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:27 Do you ever feel a bit foolish standing up for what you think is right? Do you ever think “who am I to speak against what someone more powerfulContinue reading “A Tiny Message #3”