There are undoubtedly many ways in which we could discuss life’s curveballs that move us into difficult days of disillusionment and disorientation with the world around us. We could sit here and talk about how to make sense of pain, suffering, evil, and heartache from a philosophical, theological, psychological, or biblical perspective, but my hunch
There is no doubt that we live in a chaotic cultural climate. It seems like every day we are made aware of another political controversy, another sex scandal, another tragic shooting, another corrupted leader, etc. People are looking for answers, but let us begin by asking the right question.
In our world, there is the vexation of having everything only to realize that you still have nothing. But there is the opposite end of the spectrum as well – those who experience failure in this world. Where success produces vexation, failure produces despair. How & where can we find lasting virtue and value?
The disciple Peter has a spotty leadership record. He was rebuked by Jesus as Satan; tried to kill a guy (no one aims for the ear); denied that he knew Jesus when it mattered most; and even after receiving the Holy Spirit and participating in launching the Church, he still struggled with racial prejudice.
When is the last time you worked on your image or considered it as a priority? The fact is we don’t really consciously work on our image most of the time. But our reputation is something that we are constantly developing for the good or bad, whether we know it or not. Our behavior constantly
https://shepherdsheartmin.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Relic-or-Remnant-Which-one-are-you.mp3 Relic // Throughout the Old Testament, the nation of Israel continually struggles with their relationship with God. God remains faithful to His covenant with Abraham and offers incredible benefits to the descendants of Abraham if they would keep covenant/loyalty with God. However, the nation of Israel often falls away from God, breaking the