By Celeste Jacobs-Richards The world is going through trying, confusing and maybe anxiety provoking times with the Covid-19 pandemic. This has resulted in decreased structure, decreased social interaction, increased uncertainty, and many difficult emotions and thoughts for all. Stressors will reduce our capacity for coping and managing during challenging times. Take note, it is not […]
Church gatherings around the world are limited right now due to the battle against coronavirus. Many Christians are gathering at home with family or online with their churches and friends to celebrate the Lord’s Day. We want to celebrate communion with you! Though we may be far from each other and our movements may be […]
Church growth is not only about quantity, but quality. As leaders, our responsibility is to nurture this kind of growth in the people we lead so that they can take on the character of Jesus.
The reality is that reconciliation is hard to practice. The situation between Philemon and Onesimus was tough, and Paul knew this. That is why he begins the letter by praising Philemon’s work and love for the saints (verse 4-5). This is not flattery but a way of showing appreciation and respect. We also notice that […]
Christianity and forgiveness go hand in hand and separating the two makes Christianity lose its meaning. Jesus taught us to forgive one another (Matthew 6:12, 14-15), and Paul expanded this teaches as well (Colossians 3:13). Part of the reasons Paul wrote to Philemon was to plead with him to his slave Onesimus with whom they […]