in the presence of God – 195

12 when i came to troas to preach the gospel of Christ, even though a door was opened for me in the Lord, 13 my spirit was not at rest because i did not find my brother titus there. so i took leave of them and went on to macedonia. 14 but thanks be to God, who in...

in the presence of God -194

be sober minded; be watchful. your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. [1 peter 5:8]   we are at war. our souls as well as the souls of those around us hang in the balance. don’t be fooled. even stepping into the...

in the presence of God – 193

so that we would not be outwitted by satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs. [2 corinthians 2:11]   forgiveness. a word we’ve been talking about all week. it means freedom. it means trusting the Lord. it means laying our life down for the glory of the...

in the presence of God -192

anyone whom you forgive, i also forgive. indeed, what i have forgiven, if i have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, [2 corinthians 2:10]   when was the last time you said the words, “i forgive you”? not just casually, or...

in the presence of God – 191

so i beg you to reaffirm your love for him. for this is why i wrote, that i might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything. [2 corinthians 2:8-9]   quick recap: paul is calling these believers to forgive one who had sinned deeply against the body....