The Gospel Unchained

We may be so bound in the prison and stocks of circumstances that we cannot do anything other than pray. But being limited to prayer is not a limitation. The opposite is true, prayer is a mighty weapon to defend us in the time of trial.

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A Beautiful Mess

What made this doctrinal crisis work out as beautiful as it did was the Church’s AIM.

First, the church in Jerusalem made sure The gospel, was never compromised.
Throughout this debate, the gospel of Christ, the gift of Jesus shed for our sins, the call to repentance, was never compromised. The church understood what people—Jew or Gentile—have to do to be powerfully saved.

This could have been a moment when the gospel of salvation could have been terribly confused, and the church could have divided over doctrinal misunderstandings.
• But the church preserved what Paul would say to the Corinthians in chapter 1, when he said: If anyone pulls the cross out of the gospel in any way, shape, or form, they’re wrong.
• So the gospel of salvation was preserved in this great debate.

Second, they preserved the unity of the body of Christ.
No one walked.
• We don’t hear ourselves well in today’s society.
• We are being so in love with a customized society in which every person wants everything his or her way.
• Whether we’re talking about business and the stores we go to,
• or the clothing we buy,
• or the job we do,
• everybody demands that you do it his or her way.
• If not, they walk.

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Good Samaritan

Quite possibly the best-known parable or teaching of Jesus is the story of the good Samaritan. Likely we’ve all heard verses 30-35 “A man was going down from Jerusalem to…

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Think About This

The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel determines the way you act. If you want to change the way you act or feel , start by changing the way you think.

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Peace and Rest

We often equate rest and peace with our surroundings or situation, however, true rest and peace come from a mind that is focused on and at peace with God. Even in the midst of the most dreadful and frightening circumstances, we can remain at rest in our minds. Jesus gave us the secrets, it’s just up to us to trust and obey.

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