9 Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, 10 and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away. James 1:9-10 …has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to […]
What is the guiding principle when considering wealth? Contentment. Paul says this in 1 Timothy 6: 6 Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will […]
1 Peter 3:9 9Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. On the practical side of backwards theology is how Christians are to respond to the various evils in the world. Jesus was our ultimate example […]
If you want to have a solid, contemporary worship band, you’ll need the right combination of instruments from different categories. 1. Lead Instrument: acoustic guitar or piano. A lead instrument is a stand alone instrument that can be used to lead worship with or without the presence of other instruments. Acoustic guitar is most common […]
C. Michael Patton has done it again. He has shown me that there is hope for those of us who don’t fit in well in the Christian subculture. To see how well you fit in, go here. By the way, Michael and I are good friends.
The book of 1 Peter has several backwards commands for us. The gospel reverses our suffering; turning it from a moment of shame and pain into an opportunity for rejoicing. When we suffer unjustly, we share uniquely in the unjust sufferings of Christ. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are […]