We are, in many ways, like Mephibosheth – broken and subject to death – but we have gained our freedom, because “anyone who has died has been freed from sin” (Romans 6:7). But Christian freedom is based on the decision to first…die.
As the year comes to an end, resolutions are often on the minds of people. Quite often people are resolved to change things in the coming New Year. How often do those things reflect something in our spiritual lives?
Rick Burke – 2 Corinthians 6 This week’s lesson is taught by Rick Burke, co-author of Heartwork: How god Can Mend Your Heart and Change Your Story, and pastor of Cedar Point Church in Claremore. Our relationship with Jesus determines has an impact on how we respond to hardship. As Rick points out, hardships don’t…
In 2 Corinthians 5, Paul says that Christ’s love compels us – because we are convinced that Jesus is who he says he is. We become, Paul says, a new creation, transformed in our thinking and our perspective. That said, the real question is, what does that the love of Christ compel us to DO?