The Apostle Paul warns that wielding the sword of judgment, even with great dexterity, won’t earn anyone points on the Day of God’s wrath.
We prefer to skip the dire, dark themes of Scripture. But without the bad news, the good news fades to okay news.
Fear of embarrassment can keep us from doing good, wonderful, even beneficial things. The threat of an executioner’s axe isn’t needed. All it takes is someone’s disapproving look.
In an age progressively characterized by narcissism, Paul’s passionate hope to bless others is still invigorating, if not other-worldly. With a finger to the pulse of his epistle, we can join him.
Everyone today has a message and a cause and an offense. For those of us tired of the drama, try switching channels. There’s something better on.
Thousands of written messages came and went in the ancient city of Rome. Nearly all of them have disappeared. The most startling one survived. You have it.
Christians have often found the apostle dense, unpleasant, and occasionally plain bewildering. He has written half our New Testament. We need to own it.
We love our Bible study, and we all want to get to the part where we ask how something applies to our life. But invest some time in understanding the historical setting of a book. […]
I started a near riot in an African market. At a time when I didn’t know any better, I announced to the crowd that I had a sack of Bibles to give away.
The calendar says “Christmas,” but your life might not say it.