Posts Tagged: Apostle Paul

Colossians 4:14 – Demas

If someone as steeped in the Holy Spirit and discerning as Paul can be duped, is it any wonder that some people today can deceive us by pretending to be a blood-bought believer in Jesus Christ?  In Paul’s various epistles, he had the habit of mentioning faithful followers of Christ.  He told of how they…

Colossians 1:20 – Reconciliation

Let’s connect something that Paul says in the amazing first chapter of Colossians with our reading today from Isaiah.  We can do that because the Scriptures are an integrated compilation overseen by the Holy Spirit with no contradictions.  They maintain consistency from the first to the last.  God breathed into them and we can trust…

Philippians 1:27 – Your Manner of Life

One of the letters the Apostle Paul wrote while imprisoned in Rome was to the church at Philippi.  Through his time in jail, Paul continued witnessing and evangelizing everyone with whom he came into contact.  His message of Good News was so contagious that even his opponents turned from their evil ways to follow Christ. …

2 Corinthians 13:5 – Test Yourselves

For all the problems the church in Corinth had, with every ounce of his being, Paul wanted to see them walking in righteousness before God.  Given what glimpses we get from his two letters, they had issues!  He repeats the laundry list of vices in 2 Corinthians 12:20 that he had seen: For I fear…

2 Corinthians 11:20 – If Someone Makes Slaves of You

In Chapter 11 of 2 Corinthians Paul rebukes the church at Corinth for its willingness to be fooled and manipulated by false apostles preaching a faux gospel.  Despite the many spiritual gifts with which God had blessed the congregation, spiritual discernment apparently wasn’t one of them; or if it was, the people disregarded what the…

2 Corinthians 10:4 – Weapons of War

Concern is growing among many – myself included – as to where the actions of our government, which has clearly aligned itself against a certain segment of the population, lead in these times ahead.  The Biden Regime has staked out a position that labels conservatives and Christians as the enemy.  This is not hyperbole on…

2 Corinthians 8:14 – Your Abundance at the Present Time

Can you see into the future?  Does your vision extend past the present and your current situation?  Are you able to get a sense of what’s coming?  Do you know how you’ll act when difficult times are upon us?  Will you represent the Lord in a manner worthy of Him? I personally desire to answer…

2 Corinthians 2:15 – The Aroma of Christ

Have you ever stopped to think why certain people hate true believers in Jesus Christ so much?  The ultimate answer is that these non-believers are infused with the spirit of Satan.  Because he is such a hater of God with all He has made and done, this anti-God fervor infects and infests those who have…