Tag: 2 Corinthians

FI-JesusNeverSaid

I love a good pizza. When the pizza is very good, I don’t leave the crust edges on the plate. To me, it is such a waste to not eat the crust of a very good pizza. However, I have had pizza that the crust edge was not worthy of being eaten. If that ever happens to me, I probably will not eat that pizza again. Picking apart food and only consuming bits of it is not a good way to eat. It either…

FI-GraceFace

I remember my first steps in Christ. I stumbled quite often and repeatedly put my foot in my mouth. I had come from a very angry mindset filled with fury, cursing, and a dislike for life itself. Prior to walking in Christ, I would go to church because my girlfriend (now my wife, Joy) was going to church. I had no interest in God, but I had an interest in Joy and wanted to know more about what she believed…

beholdchange

I think we underestimate the power of influence on our minds and behaviors. Many consume TV shows and movies that are “entertainment,” but are actually detrimental to our morality stance. Little by little we consume media that is actually funny and interesting, but unbeknown to us… we are being taught that it is OK to be a certain way and to act a certain way. Slowly our mindset is changed by what we are surrounding ourselves with. This influence can…

Youth-DiscussionStarters-Scripture

Read the following passages to your youth and ask them to explain to you and to each other what they mean to them personally. Read the questions that follow the passages. 2 Corinthians 5:17 “in Christ” we become new creations. What’s one thing that would be difficult for you to give up about yourself if you gave it all away right now? What would be something you’d be eager to give up? 1 Samuel 5:1-4 The Ark of the Covenant…

eye

There are times when I observe people and the things that they do want to make me shout “Don’t you know that it is not good for you!” And there have been many times that I have needed someone to shout this to me. My wife told me that when I see things I tend to see mainly black and white. Either it is wrong or it isn’t. For the most part I believe that is true, but there are…

Tower-of-Babel

You know, in life there are many things that we hold onto for security. To some it is their job. To others it is their house. And some even hold onto people as their security. Some may even hold onto their reputation. And of course there are the 401k plans and stocks and bonds. The list could go on… When the above mentioned comes to mind, I can’t help but think of the Tower of Babel. We are not that…