"For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age." Titus 2:11-12 I was with a cell gathering and s377A came up in the discussion. The pearl of wisdom I received was from a mother of a primary school girl. She had stopped her child from watching a particular cartoon because it had homosexual overtones. She went on to eng
“Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make profit” – yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “if the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” (James 4:13-15) It is very possible to attend church and listen to sermons but in your everyday work-a –day world we leave God out of
John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. And people came and said to Jesus, “Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast (Mark 2:18)?” Perhaps underlying the question was this: “Why do the disciples of Jesus have it easy while others have to discipline themselves in fasting?” Jesus replied, “Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
“I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:18-19 With a telescope our eyes can see the stars in the deeper heavens beyond what is in immediate sight of the night sky. While the Philippian church sent a financial gift to Paul with him a