The Boy Scouts of America (recently renamed Scouts BSA when it was opened to young women) is well-known for its motto, “Be prepared.” Abraham Lincoln once said that if he were given six hours to cut down a tree he would spend the first four
In Colossians 1:15–23, Paul urges the Colossians believers to continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel they had heard. The text makes the same exhortation to us.
Keeping your eye on the ball and holding the line in the ministry can be a difficult thing. Staying faithful to the task to which the Lord has called you can be difficult because people tend to celebrate different things to those things which the
“Sheep without a shepherd” is an apt description of the nation of Israel that Jesus came upon. Politically—and most importantly, spiritually—the chosen nation of God was in a mess. For the majority, their relationship with God was merely skin-deep. They merely went through the motions