God’s Good and Perfect Gifts

I often hear people say that the bad things that happen to them are God’s punishment for something wrong they have done. I have a friend who desires to find someone to marry, but has said she doesn’t think God will ever bring her a mate because of all the wrong she has done inContinue reading “God’s Good and Perfect Gifts”

Grace: Be All You Can Be

“Grace is given to heal the spiritually sick, not to decorate spiritual heroes” –Martin Luther There exists a mentality among Christian believers where our faith will somehow grant us a pile of ‘nice things.’  This concept tells us that material possessions are a sign of His blessing.  If we just have enough faith, we willContinue reading “Grace: Be All You Can Be”

When Others are More Gifted Than You

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.” 1 Corinthians 12:4, NLT “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” 1 Peter 4:10 Several years ago, the Holy Spirit completely turned myContinue reading “When Others are More Gifted Than You”

Without a Wound? [True Ministry]

The subject of “the pool at Bethesda” alludes to the following excerpt from the Thorton Wilder play, “The Angel that Troubled the Waters.” The play is based on the biblical verses of John 5:1-4, but it changes the end of the parable. I first encountered this excerpt within the book “Abba’s Child: The Cry of the HeartContinue reading “Without a Wound? [True Ministry]”

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