A Thessalonian Introduction

Now, sometimes there doesn’t seem to be a lot in a simple introduction, but if we look closely, we might be surprised at what we unearth. Notice that in this passage, Paul commended the Thessalonian church for three distinct attributes, each respectively rooted in faith, in hope, and in love. Let’s look again. … More A Thessalonian Introduction

Audacious Praying

Listen, my dear friends, when you perceive silence on God’s end during prayers, you mustn’t interpret it as dismissal and thus give up. Based on this passage, I would suggest that God’s perceived silence is actually an invitation to keep on asking, keep on seeking, and keep on knocking. … More Audacious Praying

Quiet & Confident

Hey, friends! Psalm 57:7 in The Passion Translation rings, “My heart, O God, is quiet and confident. Now I can sing with passion your wonderful praises!” Other translations render the psalmist’s heart as “steadfast,” “fixed,” “prepared,” “ready,” and “faithful.” The original Hebrew word here is kûn, a word signaling that something is set in place, ready … More Quiet & Confident