Colossians 1:15-20 is a powerful portion of Scripture displaying Christ’s Lordship. Some theologians wonder if Paul was actually quoting an early hymn of praise because of the perfection of its meter and the repetition of its ideas. Regardless, I have found it to be of great comfort to me when life is tossing me around. [...]Read More
Paul tells us the Word of Christ is to “richly dwell within us.” As a lyricist and a lover of words, there are certain words I enjoy. Richly is one of them. Here, in Colossians 3, it simply means “abundantly.” Doesn’t richly also sound fulfilling? I imagine a piece of dark chocolate cake . . [...]Read More
I was listening to music by the Eagles and realized that I recognize many of their songs, but technically only know one line of each! This inspired a prayer based on song titles from that band or those associated with them at some point. As you read, please recognize the humor and understand this does [...]Read More
Paul was convinced of his own unworthiness. Since he believed he didn’t deserve anything, there was no trial that could shake his joyful confidence in Christ. He trusted in God’s sovereignty over every circumstance. “But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I [...]Read More
Scripture is clear that forgiveness plays an active role in the lives of Christ followers.
Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to [...]