Legalism Versus Love

How do you live? What is your approach to life? Do you live by rules? Are you a stickler for following the law, policy, and implied direction from leaders? Or do you live by grace? Do you forgive both yourself and others? Today’s passage is an interesting one. Paul is refuting Peter. In some respects,Continue reading “Legalism Versus Love”

Peace Through Love

Yesterday, we covered some peace principles. Today, we continue that discussion as Paul provides those same principles in simpler terms. As he is writing to the church in Colossae, he gives them (and us) a rapid-fire lesson on how to live as Christians. In Colossians 3:1-17, Paul rattles off a series of reasons for usContinue reading “Peace Through Love”

Perfect Unity

As Christians, we are expected to have certain virtues. We see the Apostle Paul telling the church in Colossae what these virtues are. Let’s take a deeper dive into these virtues to understand just what Paul was getting to. Compassion: literally refers to the inner parts or bowels of a person or animal. It isContinue reading “Perfect Unity”

Unified In Love

Do you like it when you are chosen? Doesn’t it feel good to be wanted? Do you consider yourself to be holy? Do you feel as though you are loved? What makes you feel loved? Do you share your love in the same way? Most of us like it when we are chosen to beContinue reading “Unified In Love”

Disciple of Jesus

Do you struggle with your identity? Do you wonder who you are? Have you wrestled with how to let others know who you are? Have you convinced yourself whose you are? Do you know that you belong to someone? We all wrestle with our identity as we grow up. Some of us continue to wrestleContinue reading “Disciple of Jesus”