1 Corinthians 12:7 "A manifestation of the Spirit is given to each person to produce what is beneficial..." What is given? A manifestation of the Spirit. For what purpose? To produce what is beneficial. These are Divine gifts given not merely to the individual through whom they are manifest, but to other members of the … Continue reading This is the Body
"Bear one another's burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ." -Galatians 6:2 (NASB) See also: Bare Minimum Holy Crumbs The Light of Words Spoken
"For you can have 10,000 instructors in Christ, but you can't have many fathers. Now I have fathered you in Christ Jesus through the gospel." - Paul, 1 Corinthians 4:15 (HCSB)
"What you're doing is not good,' Moses' Father in Law said to him. 'You will certainly wear out both yourself and these people who are with you, because the task is too heavy for you. You can't do it alone..." -Exodus 18:18-19 "Then the Twelve summoned the whole company of the disciples and said, 'It … Continue reading You Can’t Do It Alone
A brief thought on the Christian debate between 'Eternal Security' (which may have other names, but very basically asserts that a person cannot lose their salvation), and other viewpoints which argue that you can lose your salvation (by falling into a pattern of sin, and generally not practicing your faith): Maybe one problem with the … Continue reading Bare Minimum
Why do people walk away from church, or the Christian faith, or from belief in God more generally? I believe the answers to that question are as varied as the people who could give them. Sometimes there is abuse perpetrated by someone who is supposed to represent the church. Sometimes a person goes through painful … Continue reading Why Do People Walk Away?