Monthly Archives: October 2011

Hope for Reformation

How would Paul pray for the church today? Look at his prayer in 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17. Begin with thanksgiving. Be thankful for God’s loving choice. Your salvation rests in God’s choice of you from eternity. God has chosen you to … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Comments Off on Hope for Reformation

Pray!

What is prayer? A quick request to God when you need something? That is part of prayer, but prayer is much more, at least as Paul asks the church at Rome to pray for him, Romans 15:30-33. When you pray, … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Comments Off on Pray!

The fullness of the blessing of Christ

What motivated Paul, who had suffered beatings, imprisonment, and even attempted stoning as consequences of his work, to plan with eager anticipation, another leg in his missionary journeys? What motivated and enabled the Roman Christians to present their bodies as … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Comments Off on The fullness of the blessing of Christ