Godly Sorrow

Godly grief is necessary for everyone. True repentance is impossible without godly sorrow. In 2 Corinthians 7:9-10, we read: “Now I’m overjoyed—not because I made you sad, but because your grief led you to a deep repentance. You experienced godly sorrow, and as God intended, it brought about gain for you, not loss, so that … Continue reading Godly Sorrow

Offended

Everyone gets offended. Lately it seems like it happens at every turn. I am offended. This offends me.I remember when I was younger, I had issues with self-control stemming from my AdHd, and I had difficulty relating to others. I found myself often blurting out things and my words would offend others and resulted in … Continue reading Offended

Willing Consent

Notice that when Paul writes Philemon, he says he didn’t want to do anything without having Philemon’s consent. He wanted Philemon to help because it was something he was willing to do, not something that he was forced into doing. The Bible speaks about this desire and purposeful decision we make to do something, and … Continue reading Willing Consent

Philemon Study: True Forgiveness

[Philemon] Paul wrote letter to Philemon while he was in jail.Philemon’s house may be where the Colossian church met (v. 2).Philemon had a slave Onesimus (v. 16).Onesimus means “useful” or “beneficial.”Onesimus was useless to Philemon – slave who stole money and ran away.Paul converted Onesimus.Onesimus is now useful to Philemon and Paul. (v. 11).Though Onesimus … Continue reading Philemon Study: True Forgiveness

Colossians Study: Taking Responsibility

[Colossians 3:5-14] [V. 5] THEREFORE consider dead… Because you are alive with Christ – seek things above (v. 1-4)Because we died with Christ Put off earthly life / past sin Put on Christ (clothe yourselves) Result – more like Christ [V. 5] Consider dead to… Immorality – “porneia” – where word pornography comes Includes fornication, … Continue reading Colossians Study: Taking Responsibility

More Than a Story: Forgiveness

More Than a Story is a 12 week study of the parables of Jesus. This is the second week: FORGIVENESS. [The Unforgiving Debtor: Matthew 18:21-35] Unforgiveness is the POISON we drink hoping another will die When you hold tight to an unforgiving spirit you slowly die to TRUTH and RIGHTEOUSNESS – PRISONER Peter came and … Continue reading More Than a Story: Forgiveness