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Godly Discipline

Godly Discipline

  Godly Discipline 1 Timothy 2 Verses 1-8 Paul layers different types of prayers in the first verse. Paul wants Timothy, and by extension us, to pray for all people. There are no exclusions to who is included on our prayer list. We are to lift one another to God...
Praying for Discernment

Praying for Discernment

All of Paul’s writings are quite dense. This week I have chosen to focus on just three verses from our passage. Paul’s prayer for the Philippian Christians is a model prayer for all of us. We should pray it for ourselves, our family members, our friends, our...
Saved For Holiness

Saved For Holiness

Ephesians is one of my favorite books of the Bible. The very first full chapter of the Bible that I memorized was Ephesians 5. My hope and prayer is that as we read this week that we will experience the grace, and peace, and power that we all need to lead a life of...

Christ Formed In You

    After taking a couple of weeks off from blogging prior to Easter, I’m continuing our series based on the Ocoee Oaks Bible reading plan. You can find the plan by clicking here. Galatians 4 Verses 1-7 The imagery here is somewhat convoluted because Paul...
Worldly Wisdom Verses Godly Wisdom

Worldly Wisdom Verses Godly Wisdom

This week we are reading the conclusion of Romans (I think I hear a sigh of relief from some of you) and the introduction to 1 Corinthians. There is actually some overlap in the two books in these readings. Conflict comes up in both churches. Seems like things...

Moving Toward Sanctification

Bible Reading for the Week of January 7, 2019 Reflections on Romans 4-6   We Are Saved By Grace Alone To understand this section of Romans, we must understand Paul’s basic premise in chapter 3. We are saved (or justified) by grace alone. There is nothing we can do to...