Colossians 1:11-12 God’s strength for the long haul

Agony. Death. Pain. Fear. Sorrow. We will experience these things and more as we go through life. Do I have to just grit my teeth and endure? In the middle of the deepest and darkest valleys, God will help me to move beyond my wailing question, “Why me?” I look to see God in the… Read More

Passing through the fire

I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians… Read More

Philippians 2:25-30 He put his life on the line

Epaphroditus went on a mercy mission to bring help to Paul, bring him money from his friends in Philippi (prisoners had to pay for their own upkeep). It was dangerous, and he became desperately ill. He stepped forward, volunteered, for this task because he felt called by God to do so, and what happened? He… Read More