Greatness for You

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) NLT

Friends, I hear the word greatness for you. But let us understand that God’s definition of greatness differs from that of the world. Your greatness to Him is “servant-hood”. How do we get there you ask? Continue reading

Lover’s Lane

Lover’s Lane is a place where couples go to get together to spend time alone. It’s a place where they can steal away in the captivating presence of each other. No one else is allowed to enter, it’s a secret place. To the bride of Christ, the wife of One who refuses to share, One who is jealous for his bride’s time love and attention, He invites you to spend some time in the presence of Love Himself. Friends, God is Love and therefore everything about Him is love. Continue reading

What Is Your Addiction?

Let all that you do be done in love. Now, brothers and sisters, you know that members of the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints.  This same verse in the King James Version reads they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints.  I urge you to put yourselves at the service of such people and of everyone who works and toils with them.  (1 Corinthians 16:14-17, New Revised Standard Version)

The text says that the household of Stephanas’ focus was ministry. To minister is to serve.  In essence, Stephanas’ entire household was committed or devoted to serving saints. I don’t think the words committed or devoted are strong enough which is why I presented also, the KJV’s wording “addicted” I believe Paul used the word addicted because he wanted us to understand the strength, and potency of their desire to serve.  Continue reading