‘With the loyal you show yourself loyal; with the blameless you show yourself blameless; with the pure you show yourself pure; and with the crooked you show yourself perverse.’ -Ps. 18:25-26 When in childhood, one of my favorite character groups was that of “PEANUTS.” I’m sure I spent a decent amount of time watching the… Continue reading The Storehouse Gospel
‘All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.’ – 1 Cor. 12:11 Don’t look a gift-Spirit in the mouth. As mentioned in the last post, the argument negating the existence of any gifts so named in the Scripture, biblically speaking, seems a… Continue reading The Spirit’s Gifts
“But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it is said, ‘When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive; he gave gifts to his people.’” – Ephesians 4:7-8 Gracefully floating back down, your cape waves majestically. The ground is honored to host your presence. All is calm…but… Continue reading The Spirit of Gifts
‘Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.’ – James 1:17 Churched Unchurched has always had a heart of biblical, social concerns. Those who cannot afford a decent standard of living are certainly… Continue reading The Spirit of Giving (Pastors for The Poor)
‘And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kindly to everyone…’ – 2 Tim. 2:24 It’s been a long day for you. You’re exhausted, and want to reconnect with your friends, because authentic relationship renews you. Meeting them at a pub, perhaps, you ask a collective question: “How’ve you been?” Some individually, some in pairing… Continue reading Hope The Hopeless Haven’t Heard
Yes, it’s true. God, through the school, bestowed a commission of what I can only describe as glory, and for that I am extremely grateful. I saw colleagues whom I had worked with, professors who remembered me even after years of absence, friends who somehow were graduating on the same exact day as me. The experience was full and joyous. But the call to graduate is a call to worthiness and is therefore, by-definition, not necessarily a pleasurable one.