TIPS FOr EFFECTIVE PARTNERING
By Isaiah Gana
$1vNeed to know as husband the vision of God for your home.
$1vNeed to understand what God has called you to do.
$1vShare the vision with your wife and let her see it by herself.
$1vVision defines our relationship and where our resources go to.
$1vUnderstand the concept and principle guiding the partnership.
$1vThe man must understand that he is the head.Read more: TIPS FOr EFFECTIVE PARTNERING
Service to Others as Thanksgiving to God
Recently, I saw a verse of Scripture that left me scratching my head. First, I’ll give the context and the entire passage.
In 2 Corinthians 9, Paul is writing to the church in Corinth to make plans to pick up the money that they have been collecting to help the church in Judea during a time of famine. Paul has heard that the Corinthians have collected a large sum of money, and he is praising the church for their generosity. (It is during this praise that Paul writes the famous line, “God loves a cheerful giver.”)Read more: Service to Others as Thanksgiving to God
The God Who Provides
James Montgomery Boice
It is not difficult to find examples of people who have allowed the love of money to ruin their spirituality and to nullify the effect of their witness. History is full of such examples, and they come from our time also. In the book of Joshua we are told of the sin of Achan that caused the defeat of the armies of Israel at Ai. Israel had just been victorious at Jericho and had dedicated the spoil of the battle to God, as God had indicated. But there was a scar on the victory. During the battle a soldier called Achan had come upon a beautiful Babylonian garment, two hundred pieces of silver and an ingot of gold. Because he coveted them, he took them and hid them in his tent. It was a small thing, but it was disobedience to God. Thus Israel was defeated in their next engagement, and judgment came upon Achan and his household.Read more: The God Who Provides
Is there any sin that God will not forgive?
The only unpardonable sin is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Or put in more simple terms - it's not believing in Christ. Christ's death on the cross is sufficient to forgive everyone of any sin they commit, no matter how heinous. For any sin to be too "big" or too "bad" for Christ to cover is to do nothing less than state that Christ's death on the cross was insufficient. But thankfully for us, Christ's atoning work IS sufficient to forgive everyone of all their sins.Read more: Is there any sin that God will not forgive?
The Dangers of Prosperity
In the final section of his letter to the Philippians, Paul writes:
“I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.” (4:12)
We often think ofRead more: The Dangers of Prosperity