Character

Put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him. - Colossians 3:10 Everyone who comes to Jesus receives a new character. Think of this as your new identity In Christ. These character traits reflect the nature of Jesus and are: compassion, kindness, … Continue reading Character

A Greater Grace

James 4-6 "But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Explanation: If God makes heavy demands of his people, he supplies the grace to comply with the commands as the quotation from Proverbs 3:34 (quoted also in 1 Pet. 5:5) shows. The … Continue reading A Greater Grace

Stay Humble

Whatever hinders us from receiving a blessing that God is willing to bestow upon us is not humility, but the mockery of it. A genuine humility will ever feel the need of the largest measures of grace, and will be perfected just in the degree in which that grace is bestowed. The truly humble man … Continue reading Stay Humble

Phoebe

Who was the first Deacon in the Christian church? Phoebe, patron of the church at Cenchreae, yes it was a woman! Phoebe was a dedicated follower of Christ and worked diligently to spread the Gospel. She clearly understood Col 3:23 "Whatever you do, do your work [a]heartily, as for the Lord [b]rather than for men" … Continue reading Phoebe

Love Is Patient

1 Corinthians 13:4 If God were not patient with us he would not have provided mercy and grace, instead he would have punished us according to the way our sin deserved. We are to do the same by having patience toward each other and abstaining from vengeance, hatred and animosity towards those who wrong us. … Continue reading Love Is Patient