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18 Jan 2021
Current Affairs, Reflections

A New Year’s Charge; Consider the Great Works of God and Give Thanks!

Happy new year! If you are like me, new beginnings birth new hopes in my heart. The year 2021 is no different. Yet, the new hope may dim when we consider the realities around us, the fact that 2021 is awfully similar to 2020.  Last…

Doctrine & Theology, Guest Posts, Sermon series

Blog 5: I am Content with Suffering

The word Paul uses for “content” in this verse is the exact same word that is used in the three gospels when Jesus comes up out of the waters at His baptism and the voice of the Father is heard from heaven saying:
“This is my beloved son, with whom I am well pleased.”

In fact, verse 10 of 2 Corinthians is the only place in the New Testament where this word is translated as “content.”

More than half of the 21 instances where the word is used are translated as being “pleased.”

Paul doesn’t just accept his sufferings, he’s pleased with them. He takes pleasure in them.

Book Reviews

My 2020 Reading List

I try setting my reading goals at the beginning of the year. There hasn’t been a year when I achieved them, but they help me focus and work towards something. This year was no exception.  Reading is to the mind what physical exercise is to…

Doctrine & Theology, Guest Posts, Sermon series

Blog 4: Do Not Waste Your Thorn.

Paul imitated Christ. So he boasted in, gloried in, rejoiced in his thorn because he knew that to do anything else would be to lose out on more of Christ and thus would be a waste of his thorn.

So let’s learn from him, brothers and sisters, and let’s not waste our thorns.

Doctrine & Theology, Guest Posts, Sermon series

Blog 3: Who Gave This Thorn to Paul?

If you read verse 7 carefully, it doesn’t tell us explicitly who gave the thorn to Paul. Paul only explicitly tells us in verse 7 that a thorn was given to him. So one natural question that arises is: who gave the thorn to Paul?

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