Contentment, Part One

“Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.” 1 Timothy 6:6 Contentment: a resting or satisfaction of mind without disquiet; acquiescence. What does it meant to be content? After all, Paul learned how to be “content with whatever I have” (Philippians 4:11) and even proclaimed, “We own nothing, and yet have everything” (2 CorinthiansContinue reading “Contentment, Part One”

Responding to Enemies – Part 3 of 3

So far, we have seen six biblical responses to our enemies: love them, bless them, lend to/invest in them, do good to them, pray for them, and do not rejoice when they fall. Today, we look at the final three responses. But, before we do, have you felt convicted of anything over the past fewContinue reading “Responding to Enemies – Part 3 of 3”

Responding to Enemies – Part 2 of 3

Enemies. We all have them even if we don’t know who they are. In my last blog, we looked at the first three biblical responses to our enemies. How’d you do with loving, blessing, or lending to your enemies? Did you get spit upon? Attacked more? Did you start to see their heart soften? PleaseContinue reading “Responding to Enemies – Part 2 of 3”

Responding to Enemies – Part 1 of 3

For the most part, I don’t think I have any human enemies. I know folks that don’t like me, but I wouldn’t classify them as enemies. But then again, a successful enemy is able to blind-side you, to bring you down without you even knowing it. Perhaps that is why Satan is so effective. WeContinue reading “Responding to Enemies – Part 1 of 3”