Witten And Submitted By Stephen A. Brown, Marketplace Ministries, inc.
2 Timothy 3:12, “All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” So much for the feel good preachers. Here’s reality: David Jeremiah wrote, “God is at work in our lives, even when we’re being pressured or persecuted for our faith. Don’t be intimidated by the world; be motivated by the Word.”
Written And Submitted by Stephen A. Brown, Marketplace Ministries, inc.
In the T.V. episodes of THE GOOD PLACE, people die and arrive in a good place where they believe if they become a better person, they earn the privilege of staying. Nice try Hollywood, but no re-takes. Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.”
Written and Submitted By: Stephen A. Brown, Marketplace Ministries, inc.
1 Thessalonians 5:8 (paraphrase) Let those of us who live in the light wear faith and love, and a helmet of hope. I read about a couple who discovered in an attic trunk, the torn, dirt and blood stained jersey of pro football running back Gayle Sayers of the Chicago Bears. The wife remembered that her dad has season tickets during that time, but didn’t know how he got the jersey. It was valued at $30,000; the appraiser explained the battering this jersey took made it more valuable. Battered believers are valued by God for we have been hit multiple times, but get up to run another play.