All Christian ministry is directed toward sanctification. The life of the individual Christian believer is directed toward growth in love.
To some extent each of us is a hypocrite because none of us expresses in our actions the full limitations of our hearts.
Authentic preachers of the gospel exercise their ministry for the love and affection that they can put into it.
Paul's first Letter to the Thessalonians is the oldest extant writing of Christianity. For the first time we hear of the triad of faith, hope, and love.
Ruth, the faithful foreigner, proves to be an essential link in the family chain that led to the Messiah.
The affection between the Israelite widow Naomi, and Ruth, her Moabite daughter-in-law, leads to results that no one could have foreseen.
We all have a place in the splendor of the city described in Revelation. We offer our thanks to the city’s architect.
The Israelites set up a king, and the results proved to be catastrophic. Following God’s will is always best.
“I can’t possibly carry out what God is asking,” we tell ourselves. God responds, “Go with the strength you have. It is I who send you.”
Followers of Christ are called to stewardship because we need to give. Giving away our resources has to be part of our Christian spirituality.