Friday, February 22, 2013

Equality Under God

Apostle Paul wrote to the Galatians in defense of his ministry.  

Through their faith and salvation in Jesus Christ, everyone became equal.  As believers in Christ, they received freedom in the Spirit to serve one another in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness and self-control. 

Once people accept Jesus Christ and have the Holy Spirit, they realize everyone is equal under God.  

Then why so many violent Christians?  Using the Christian label does not make people Christians unless they live in step with the Spirit by showing their fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness and self-control. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Grow Spiritually

With the second letter to the Corinthians, Paul addressed conflict, love and spiritual growth.  

He used his own life of suffering and danger to verity the truth he preached.  Also, Paul shared wondrous visions and revelations from the Lord that took him to greater spiritual heights.

When people reduce the conflict and raise their love, spiritual growth will result.  

The Lord will give anyone that qualifies with sincerity and truth amazing visions and revelations.  

Greater spiritual heights are available for all believers!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Be Loving

In the first letter to the Corinthians from the Bible, Paul explained about spiritual gifts.  While each member of the church had a gift, the most excellent one was love.

Love was patient, kind, always protected, trusted, hoped and persevered.

It was never envious, boastful, proud, rude, self-seeking or easily angered.
Love did not keep any record of wrong doings or delight in evil but rejoiced with the truth.

This list of important qualities is difficult to follow but absolutely necessary for spiritual growth.  The Lord calls us to be loving beings no matter what the circumstances, even with our enemies.  

As God is Love, so must we be!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Choose Wisely!

The Bible book of Romans was one of many letters that Apostle Paul wrote to teach and strengthen the believers of Jesus Christ.  

While Paul addressed many issues, he focused on how to become more spiritual.

He told them to use their gifts, have sincere love, hope with joy, be patient in affliction, pray faithfully, practice hospitality, share with others, bless their persecutors, live in harmony, submit to authorities, never judge and accept one another.  

Paul's wise advice can be used by everyone that wants to grow spiritually.

We all make decisions everyday that bring us closer to God or further away.  Make wise choices for eternity!