God didn't create use to live in isolation. How do some of our most important relationships throughout our lives (family, friendship, dating/marriage) affect the way that we understand God and the gospel. - 1 Cor 13 Rom 12:10 Gal 6:2 Prov 27:17
Paul and Silas find themselves in a prison in Philippi. After being publicly stripped, beaten, and imprisoned, their response is midnight prayer and worship. Joy, apparently, is not bound by our circumstance. (Acts 16:19-34, Ps 142:4-7, Is 53:3,
Conflict is inevitable. A new teaching infects the church of Antioch and we begin to see the church bogged down in disagreement. Conflict handled poorly leads to division, but conflict handled well leads to deeper intimacy and community. Grace,
3-4-19 - Every one of us has a strange desire to replace God with things we can see, hear, and touch. Every time we make that switch, we bow down to a false god. Recognizing these idols for the worthless things they are helps us escape the disillusion...