God predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son—to bear the likeness of His Son. and be non-conformed to the world.
Mothers, we honor you. We especially honor mothers who honor God. My mother was such a one and I honor her memory. I was brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Eph 6:4). I could feel God’s love through the gentle touch and hugs of my mother. A godly mother’s hugs and … [Read more…]
Jesus calls: Pray like this. 9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11Give us this day our daily bread. 12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13And lead us … [Read more…]
Koinonia vs intercollegial relatinships are quite different in meaning and depth. Koinionia interpersonal relationship are far richer because they are blessings from and for God in the eternal kingdom of his Son, Messiah Jesus. They are God connections. Intercollegial relationships are man connections of peers in an organization that will pass away. KOINONIA, KOINONEO, SUNKOINONEO and KOINONOS are the … [Read more…]
“to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,” Paul told Timothy to tell that to the rich in this present world and us. “Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but … [Read more…]
Your ministry in perspective of eternity is the long term view that motivates us to hang in there, come hell or high water. Paul summarizes that view in his letters to the Thessalonians and Philippians and us. 2 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, to the assembly of Thessalonians in God our Father, and … [Read more…]
The calling to which we have been called is heavenly, just as Jesus told Nicodemus (John 3:12). By God’s grace, we received that calling by faith not of ourselves as a gift from God (Eph 2:9). It is “the high calling of God in Messiah Yeshua” (Php 3:14). God has called us into “into the … [Read more…]
One another ministry includes prophecy. Prophecy is for edification, exhortation and comfort and we all benefit from participating in the flow of the Spirit with one another. The love chapter of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13, is followed by the prophecy chapter of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 14. God has poured out His Spirit (Acts … [Read more…]