Learning the Text: 2 Corinthians 1:8-10

When Paul wrote the letter to the Corinthians, he was addressing the challenges and hardships he faced during his ministry. Throughout his missionary journeys, Paul encountered numerous difficulties, including persecution, opposition, imprisonment, and physical afflictions. Paul’s ministry involved spreading the Gospel and establishing Christian communities in various regions. He faced opposition from both religious leadersContinue reading “Learning the Text: 2 Corinthians 1:8-10”

Finding Strength in God’s Comfort: A Morning Prayer

2 Corinthians 1:8-10 (NIV) “For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make usContinue reading “Finding Strength in God’s Comfort: A Morning Prayer”

Before I Sleep…

The exegetical idea for Psalm 73 can be summarized as follows: Despite the initial struggle with envy and confusion over the prosperity of the wicked, the psalmist finds clarity and surrender through an encounter with God’s presence, leading to a renewed trust in God’s guidance and an affirmation of the ultimate fulfillment found in HimContinue reading “Before I Sleep…”

As I Begin This Lord’s Day…

John 3:13-17: “No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him. For God so loved the world thatContinue reading “As I Begin This Lord’s Day…”

He Won’t Let You Down

We often hear in popular Christian songs and from pulpits that “God is never gonna let me down!” or “God hasn’t failed me yet!” Besides the tragedy of grammar (I mean, how does God not fail you yet?), what does that mean? What does the Bible actually say about this? Does God actually make allContinue reading “He Won’t Let You Down”

Lessons to Be Learned…

The modern church can greatly benefit from heeding the call of Ephesians 4:1-6 by embracing the principles of unity, humility, love, and diversity within the body of Christ. Here are some concrete steps that the church can take to move toward that goal: By implementing these steps, the modern church can move closer to embodyingContinue reading “Lessons to Be Learned…”