The apostle Paul writes about the pain of his Christian experience and the sufficiency of Christ no matter what. II Corinthians 6:10 Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, yet possessing everything. (NIV) When a group of 5 missionaries were martyred in South America in the 1950’s the families were devastated
The apostle Paul is writing to Roman believers about the basis of their salvation. Romans 9:23-24 He also has the right to pour out the riches of His glory upon those He prepared to be the objects of His mercy — even upon us, whom He selected . . . (NLT) It’s wonderful to consider
The apostle Paul, writing from prison, encourages Philippian Christ-followers in the midst of their suffering. Philippians 1:9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight . . . ” (NIV) Like a life-coach, the apostle Paul prayed that the initial love of God these
The apostle Paul encourages Christ-followers to persevere through trial. I Thessalonians 3:12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. (NIV) The mark of a Christ-follower is heaven-supplied love for each other. But it is not to be limited to those
April 5, 2021 The apostle Paul writes to the Colossian churches encouraging them to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus. Colossians 2:6-7 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing
John 11:25 [Jesus said] I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in Me will live, even after dying. (NLT) A Christ-follower never dies spiritually. After physical death, your spirit goes to heaven – to await the resurrection & transformation of your earthly body at Christ’s return.