When a sentence begins with the word therefore, you need to know what the therefore is there for. Paul, having finished calling the Philippians to imitate Christ’s humility, wrote “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your ownContinue reading “Work Out Your Salvation (Philippians 2:12-13)”
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Faith and Works (James 2:14-26)
Jesus called His followers “the salt of the earth” (Matt 5:13) and “the light of the world“ (Matt 5:14). The effectiveness of salt is demonstrated in its ability to improve the taste of food and slow the decay of food. Bad salt is worthless. The effectiveness of light is demonstrated in its ability to giveContinue reading “Faith and Works (James 2:14-26)”
VBS: Galactic Starveyors
For those who grew up with Vacation Bible School (VBS), the words bring back many memories. Some remember that it is usually hot. Some remember crafts, games, and Bible stories. I remember Kool-Aid and cookies. But most importantly, I remember gathering together with my friends and family to learn about Jesus. Today, VBS begins. ItContinue reading “VBS: Galactic Starveyors”
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