Both in Sunday School and during the preaching time we have been focusing on offense and forgiveness. Not because of some occasion that drew our attention there (like somebody getting especially mad at another person) but because we are going through the Gospels and are now at Luke 17:1.
I’m thinking and praying about the church. What are the Biblical basics upon which I should be ordering my life and expending my resources? I really do prefer to begin with a foundation that is, to the very best of my ability, Biblical.
On Wednesday mornings and Sunday evenings we are being filled up on the book of Romans. As I was preparing the study for this Wednesday I came across an intriguing concept. What are the marks of true spiritual service?
Here it is. Memorize our focal verse. John 13:34-35. Then start to notice God working around you. Prepare yourself to be surprised. It’s His world, His work, and you’re His kid.
If you've ever had to chase a leak, you know that water does not always travel in a straight line. That drip may show up to do its damage after a serpentine path that may have started, well, just about anywhere. That analogy came to my mind as I considered the most basic, skeleton crew, boiled down elements of living the faithful Christian life and how skipping spiritual basics has its price.