One of the hardest things for me is confrontation. I would say as a leader it was what I struggled with most. It is difficult to stand up to someone, to go face-to-face with someone and mention something that you take issue with, and for me, I always would get this nervous feeling in my … Continue reading Confrontation
Today’s verse is Galatians 2:6. The Passion Translation translates it this way: “Even those most influential among the brothers were not able to add anything to my message. Who they are before men makes no difference to me, for God is not impressed by their reputations.” The verse notes that God is not impressed with … Continue reading Reputations of Men
We read in Galatians about this big secret Paul kept. He heard about Jesus Christ, but he didn’t immediately consult humans. Instead, he spent more time with God. He wanted to hear from God above all else and went to Arabia. In some translations, we read the term “flesh and blood,” which contrasts the difference … Continue reading Secret
https://open.spotify.com/episode/4NykqF17wQmHcAecmG3Y5n?si=RpWZx6awQ9ySuWsZzn0SVQ&dl_branch=1 In this week's episode, we look at the topic of grace. We ask the questions: What is grace? How do we receive grace? How do we give grace?
Yesterday we looked at how quickly a person could stray away from Jesus. Today, we will focus in on the idea of mingling. Galatians 1:6-7 says this: “I am shocked over how quickly you have strayed away from the One who called you in the grace of Christ. I’m astounded that you now embrace a … Continue reading Mingling
Never say never. That’s a phrase I try to remember because I have seen people say they would never do something, and then down the road that something happens. Even I have said I would never do something and found myself doing it. Sometimes these things we say we won’t do are actually good things, … Continue reading How Quickly
Jesus desires harmony among believers. Perfect harmony. He prayed for us to be made complete, to be of one mind, united together (John 17:20-23). Paul echos this in 2 Corinthians 13:11: “Finally, beloved friends, be cheerful! Repair whatever is broken among you, as your hearts are being knit together in perfect unity. Live continually in … Continue reading Repair What is Broken