Oftentimes when someone possesses a truly brilliant intellect, pride inevitably follows. Perhaps the person is a braggart making sure everyone knows how smart he is. Perhaps the person feigns humility to be seen in a positive public light when behind closed doors, the sneer of condescension reigns supreme. Perhaps the person adopts the view of […]
ARCHIVE August, 2015
What a church! Divided, partisan, immoral ingrates selfish, greedy, lawsuit-happy swindlers idolaters drunks slanderers sexually immoral, married but cheating adulterers judgmental, undisciplined, and arrogant immature sensationalists acting in every way with impropriety And of course, I’m talking about the church at Corinth. Today we’re in Acts 18:1-17 as Paul continues on his second missionary journey—a […]
In Acts 18:1-17, Paul was a broken man and Corinth was a broken place. We see God offering hope for the broken in 5 different ways. Do you need an injection of hope? There’s a good word in Acts 18:1-17 for you.
Back in 1961 Ricky Nelson sang a song called Travelin’ Man with the lyrics I’m a travelin’ man I’ve made a lot of stops all over the world And in every part I own the heart Of at least one lovely girl If Ricky Nelson had a girl he left behind in every place he […]
On the Apostle Paul’s 2nd missionary journey, he ends up in Athens alone. He reasons with the Jews at the synagogue and then heads to the marketplace where he meets some philosophers to whom Jesus was an unknown God. Paul speaks at the Areopagus and teaches us the difference between careful contextualization of the Gospel […]
As we grow older, our thoughts are more likely to turn to how we’ll be known long after we died. In the BBC miniseries Emma, the long-despised aunt of Frank Churchill dies and Emma exclaims, “I am so very happy at this….dreadful news.” Emma’s brother-in-law says, “No one has liked Mrs. Churchill for years and […]
In Acts 17:10-15 we meet the Bereans, recorded for all history as being noble. We can learn a lot from the Bereans. This message was first preached at Plymouth Congregational Church of Racine, WI on August 2, 2015 by Barbara Shafer.
Here is a visual to share with the hashtag #notbuyingthelie about abortion to accompany the post by the same name.
I think it’s time for America to stop buying the lie about abortion. Even if you or a woman you know had one in the past. (Ladies, there is hope. Please read the last paragraphs following the quiz, if you have had an abortion). Take this little quiz to see if you’ve bought the big lie: What […]