By Rev. Phillip Leo, Church Communications Director
When I started seminary, the first required course was “Prolegomena,” which loosely translates from Greek to mean, “Here’s what you say before saying anything.” This makes me laugh now. Truth is, I needed that lesson!
It’s not just flattery. You really are the total package. Your desire to walk with Jesus is growing. The fruit of the Spirit emerges and operates in your everyday living. Your prayers are sincere and your care for others is sacrificial. Praise God, you are a totally new creation!
In a smartphone world, reading the Bible is becoming increasingly individualized. While there are tremendous benefits to carrying Scripture everywhere you go, chances are that most of us read the Bible alone instead of in community.
How much should I give? This question gets asked more than you might think. You answer it when the church collection basket comes around on Sundays, for the Salvation Army kettles at Christmas and every time you sort mail from dozens of charities. Over and over, we make decisions about how many dollars to assign to causes near to our hearts.