Galatians 1:6-12: Deserting God
In Galatians 1:6-12, we find ways to test if you are deserting God, and how to be vigilant as you deal with small spiritual icebergs.
Galatians 1:1-5: The Power of Grace
In Galatians, Paul responds to false teachers by providing a defense of the power of grace against reliance on following the law.
Philemon 1:24-25: Perspective on Grace, Part 2
In Philemon, Paul offers a unique perspective on grace. Because we have received grace freely, we must offer grace freely to others.
Philemon 1:24-25: Perspective on Grace, Part 1
In Philemon, Paul offers a unique perspective on grace. If we understand God’s undeserved forgiveness of us, we must extend grace to others also.
Urgent Need: Flooding in Pakistan
This year, severe seasonal flooding in Pakistan during the monsoon season has devastated my home country. Here’s how you can send support.
Philemon 1:21-23: Perspective on Obedience
In Philemon, Paul offers a unique perspective on obedience. Do we put obedience to Christ first? Can others testify to that?
Philemon 1:17-20: Perspective on Partnership
In Philemon, Paul offers a unique perspective on partnership. God does not force us to partner with him, but rather he invites us to share in the work of the Gospel, which does not discriminate.
Philemon 1:8-16: Perspective on Service
In Philemon, Paul’s perspective on service shows us that agape love, not obligation or guilt, should motivate us to serve God and others.
Philemon 1:4-7: Perspective on Fellowship
The idea of Christian fellowship in the Bible necessitates mutual participation, contribution, and sharing of life and faith in all seasons whether joyful or painful.
Philemon 1:1-3: Perspective on Love
Agape love changes our perspective on our circumstances in life and the challenges of life. When we are committed to the Gospel love we can be assured that God will turn our life challenges into an opportunity to love Christ more and love His people more.
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