To the churches of Colossae … pt 3.

Part one is here and part two is here. Part 3: Colossians 3:1-17 I wasn’t going to write a third part but it felt a bit weird leaving my Colossians study in the middle of the letter. This post won’t be too long either, and I’ll just be summarizing thoughts for my own reference. We’ve almost seen…

To the churches of Colossae … pt 2.

A continuation of part 1 here. Part 2: Colossians 2:16-23 This is a continuation from the previous passage of shifting from the hope of the gospel, I got sick halfway through writing this and I’m just pulling through to finish it. Last time, he talked about false outlets of knowledge, but this time he talks…

To the churches of Colossae …

My busy week is finally over! Definitely enjoyed sleeping at 10:20 pm last night 😉 With that said, I’ve been looking for a short letter to study that relates to those studying for finals. I want to be able to finish the main body of the letter in 2/3 sessions, so it has to be…

Biblical Boastin’ – 2 Cor 12

Part one and two if you’re interested. In chapter 10, Paul defends both the intentions of his ministry, and the difference in his communication styles; in chapter 11, Paul follows up with a commentary on his life where he presents himself as a fool to build his point. We end up with a couple criteria on…

Biblical Boastin’ – 2 Cor 11

You can read part one here! The last chapter left out some details so it was hard to see what was going on in the church of Corinth, if there was conflict, or what Paul was trying to accomplish in boasting. This chapter will give us some more insight; we just need to find it in this mess. Again, I tried to pick…

Biblical Boastin’ – 2 Cor 10

This will be a multi-part series because after I finished writing this, I realized the next 2 Chapters discuss boasting as well. (Sorry if you don’t like Paul as much as I do LOL) One characteristic of Paul throughout the letters is his confidence! He says things with such boldness and makes very specific statements (2…

Context First – Luke 11:28

Update: Looks like they removed the verse! Here’s the link to their blog. YouVersion – The Bible App sent everyone this ad, they sent it to you too if you’re still subscribed to email notifications! The Alexa looks like a voice controlled speaker and there’s also an app that can hook up straight to your bible….

Context First – Matthew 5:33-37

During the Men’s small group today we came across the topic of promises, and someone said that we should never make promises because we have no way of making sure they take place. Lying is bad, but did Jesus actually tell us to never make promises? As always, context first! … This is said during Jesus’ Sermon…

The Modern search for Spiritual Gifts: Romans 12:3-8

I don’t really write about too many things that happen on the day-to-day basis, but I wanted to share something that happened yesterday after our prayer meeting that totally made my day! The meeting ended up running late (10:20pm), and while I was complaining about my sleep schedule some guy knocked on the door. He introduced himself. Korbil…

To the churches of Galatia …

Amongst all the other letters, Paul’s letter to the Galatians really stuck out to me. I was planning on discussing this letter for small group but had a change of heart, so now I’m throwin’ it here! Paul is showing his concern to a people that are having trouble walking in the spirit, and he clearly…

Context First – Matthew 18:20

Last Friday at our Joint Fellowship night the person that opened us up in prayer said something that I found a bit distracting. I totally understand where he was coming from and what his intentions were, but I’m just naturally picky with biblical references. He used Matthew 18:20 as a verse of fellowship in numbers, thanking God…

Is Faith Enough? James 2:14-26

I want to start off this post with the statement that salvation cannot come solely from belief that Jesus Christ is  God. If you disagree with me I would encourage you to read through my arguments and why I would conclude this from the text, and if you think I’m wrong, definitely point me back to…