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REPENTANCE is “A Change of Mind”

Repentance literally means:  a change of mind (meta*noia)    It is to stop thinking one way, and to begin thinking another way. Mostly it is to stop thinking that I am going to do better, try harder, improve next time; finally become who I’ve always known I could become. Repentance is not saying to God: “I…

HOW DO WE WALK BY FAITH IN THE MIDST OF THE WORLD?

    God’s power is made perfect in our weakness. This theme runs every where throughout Scripture. So, are there some principles we can learn? Not commands, the Bible is full of commands, but actual principles for perfecting His power in our weakness?     Orville and Wilbur Wright spent four year of painstaking observation, study and…

THE MESSAGE OF THE THORNS (2 Cor. 4)

Paul was ‘given’ a thorn in order to keep him from becoming conceited (2 Cor. 12:7). Did you get that – GOD gave the thorn to Paul to address a character flaw.  Should we be surprised that God uses ‘troubles’ and hardships in our lives as a catalyst for spiritual growth? Should we be surprised…

The Glory of New Covenant Ministry (2 COR.3:7-18)

WEAKNESS  is the self-distrustful, conscious recognition of our weakness in spiritual things. We are not Ironmen, we are not Triathletes, we do not ‘go the distance’, we fall short: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ…

PAUL THE CAPTIVE, THE LIVING SACRIFICE

     Do you see the image? The Roman Triumphal Procession was a lavish spectacle. Think St. Patricks Day Parade in Chicago -.rich fabrics, polished horses and chariots, music, dancers, incense, ceremony. The conquering general  is out in front surrounded by his first lieutenants. Behind him are wagon loads of plunder from the land he has…

DISMANTLE

      Last week we introduced the theme of this great letter of 2 CORINTHIANS: God’s Strength in our Weakness. “My grace is sufficient for you for My strength is made perfect in weakness” (12:9,10).  I want to begin using the word DISMANTLE to capture that theme in one word. The word ‘dismantle’ means to take…