Prepare yourself for an analogy relating to you and how to use spiritual gifts for the glory of God. We all know that person, or you may be that person who stands in line at the Comic-Con to purchase an “Action Figure” that is still in the plastic. They hold that box of whatever character as if they are holding a baby. They may have just had the box signed, or if you are a purist, you keep it just as it is. Don’t bend it, don’t crease it and for goodness sake…don’t open it!
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As I’m sitting here writing this article, Hurricane Florence is moving across the state of North Carolina. Wind and rain have been the lead story on the news stations around the country. As I was watching some of the reports, I saw many people going out of their way to serve others. One of the groups caught my attention as they are from my home state of Louisiana. Here’s a quick example on how you can serve your community
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Proverbs 18:22 — “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.”
The divorce rate used to be something that people referred to as a stat of the success or lack thereof when it comes to the institution of marriage. I say “used to” because that number is a little less trustworthy these days. Not because great marriages have skyrocketed in number in today’s culture, but because fewer people are getting married in the first place.
Many of us have read the story of Abraham in the sacrifice of his only son Issac. If you haven’t read it, stop here and go read Genesis 22: 1-14 and then come back to read this story.
What obedience it must have taken to even think of sacrificing Issac since it took an act of God to have him in the first place. The resolve to pack the donkey, and start walking toward the destination of where God would ultimately intervene. While this whole story is gripping, the verse that caught my attention was verse 5. There you see the faith of a man that trusts God will provide.
Matthew 16: 13-20 — Focus Verse – “He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?'”
I was on a flight back from New Orleans listening to Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis and heard the famous trilemma of Christ (choice between three alternatives)…