To respect the rich and despise the poor is inconsistent for the Christian. Partiality shows a lack of God's love for others in our hearts. In His sight each person is of equal value, no matter what their income is or what family they come from.
Barnabas deserves a spot with other noted New Testament saints—a disciple of Jesus on the level with Paul, John, Peter, and James. Each generation in the ongoing march of the church needs more saints like Barnabas—people who give generously, and encourage others to persevere in the faith.
Second Timothy is the last letter that Paul ever wrote. The letter is Paul's final farewell. He was in prison because of his faith—jailed for preaching Christ and the resurrection from the dead. This article covers three main points from Paul's final exhortation.
"Oh, for some good church life!" Restlessness because we want better church life has some good aspects to it. Vision and purpose in church life are good. So where do we find the perfect church?
Just exactly what are imaginations and what does the Bible say about them? Our thought life must be pure if we wish to see God. How do we harness our imaginations for God's glory?