The reality is that it is tempting for us to “customize” our relationship with God in order to fit in with the culture around us—less godliness and more worldliness. It is easier that way. Less conflict. Less embarrassment. Less risk. Yet, Peter calls his readers to a standard of true HOLINESS, even though they were […]
As Paul writes to the group of Christians he loves deeply in Thessalonica, he instructs them on important truths about LIVING what they BELIEVE: How am I to live as a Christ follower? Serious content to treat as vital to daily life.
In Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians, it becomes obvious how much he cares about them and longs to spend time with them. He expresses concern and affection like that of a parent—RELATIONSHIP. As we unpack what Paul wrote, notice principles on having GREAT RELATIONSHIPS with people.
What motivates you? Why do you do what you do? Motives matter! Motive = a reason for doing something, especially one that is hidden or not obvious. WHY I do what I do affects HOW I do what I do. When our motives are not pure, people SENSE it. (“Something doesn’t add up.”) Our motives […]