005 – Only the Mature can Love

America today is being torn apart by anger, hatred and division. the Bible says that this is the result of immature leaders, and that only mature leaders can lead in love. But there’s a price to be paid for love, or rather, true love, and the apostle Paul bore its marks.

Do not trust in humans (004)

Isaiah 2:22 says, “Do not put your trust in mere humans.” Fortunately for the widow in 2 Kings 4:1-7, she put her trust in God and not humans, and God helped her. The apostle Paul and Isaiah both say to not put your confidence in human effort at worshiping God, but through a heart that’s made right through faith. Also, the NFL “kneeling” controversy goes to our nation’s capital!

Better to Give than to Receive (003)

As he was leaving Ephesus, the apostle Paul reminded the church that the reason we work hard is to have an excess to give, not an excess to receive. That is a big difference from our modern economy of consumerism, plus some pretty steamy romance in Song of Solomon!