The temptation to compare yourself with someone else has always been part of a diverse church community. Thankfully Paul reminds us that God sees us all in the same way; simply as his children and that means we are free to be ourselves.
Ananias was a simple man, living an ordinary life, when God asked him to take a risk. What might God be asking of us in order to impact the lives of those around us?
How can we better sense the prompting of the Holy Spirit and be ready to give the unexpected answer?
Once again Jesus defies the expectations of his culture (including his disciples); this time by welcoming children. In fact, he went much further than that…
Paul not only talks about hope, but he demonstrates it too. The chapter is full of hope for himself, what God’s going to do, and for the church in Philippi.
How can we do generosity for the sake of others, and not for how it makes us look, using Paul’s example in his letter 2 Corinthians 8 and 9.
Gentleness combines strength and meekness – strength under control.
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