"But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory (nikos) through our Lord Jesus Christ." - I Corinthians 15:57
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Self-righteous service is impressed with the "big deal." True service finds it almost impossible to distinguish the small from the large service.
Self-righteous service requires external rewards. True service rests contented in hiddenness.
Self-righteous service is highly concerned about results. True service is free of the need to calculate results.
Self-righteous service is temporary. True service is a life-style.
Self-righteous service is without sensitivity. It insists on meeting the need even when to do so would be destructive. True service can withhold the service as freely as perform it.
Self-righteous service fractures community. True service, on the other hand, builds community.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Our Gospel reading provides the story that probably best sums up our season of Lent sermon series on the different robes of Jesus. We are told that a woman who had been ill for 12 years, "came up behind him (Jesus) and touched the fringe of his clothes..." During these weeks of Lent, we are invited to come, touch Jesus' robe.
What helps you to be bold in your faith like this woman who was willing to reach out and touch Jesus' robe?
In addition to physical healing, Jesus' also offers emotional, mental, relational, and spiritual healing and many times, these kinds of healing overlap.