July 18 – Live Well Physically

July 18 – Live Well Physically

When it comes to how we view our bodies, we can make two mistakes. On the one hand, we can idolize our bodies, and we see all sorts of ways in which that happens in popular culture. On the other hand, we can misuse our bodies and assume that only our “spiritual” dimension matters. By contrast, the B…

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July 11 – Live Well Emotionally

July 11 – Live Well Emotionally

Throughout his relationship with the Corinthian church, Paul had to deal with obstacles, opposition and disappointment. Yet, through it all, he maintained a resilient faith and a positive outlook on life. While the topic of emotions is downplayed in some Christian circles, Paul shows us that human f…

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July 4 – Live Well Relationally

July 4 – Live Well Relationally

The theme of living well permeates the Bible. God’s plan of restoration and renewal is centered on relationships. In order to live well we must love well.

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June 27 – Final Instructions

June 27 – Final Instructions

As Colossians concludes, Paul gives his final instructions to this church facing a challenging moment. Even as he has encouraged them to relate well to each other, he now reminds them that they are part of a bigger mission. Thus, to embrace the mindset of Christ is also to embrace the mission of Chr…

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June 20 – Transformed Relationships

June 20 – Transformed Relationships

A popular slogan states that you can be so “heavenly minded” that you are of no “earthly good.” By contrast, Paul says that it’s actually a “heavenly” mindset that transforms our everyday relationships. This section of Colossians contains a household code, which focuses on the foundational relations…

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