"Now the company of believers was of one heart and soul, and not one [of them] claimed that anything belonging to him was [exclusively] his own, but everything was common property and for the use of all. And with great ability and power the apostles were continuously testifying to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,… Continue reading The Blessing of Generosity
What a thrill to watch one who has pressed on to reach a goal! We may think of examples of those competing in a race though they were injured. Either a competitor or someone from the stands comes to help them to the finish line. There will be a day when believers will go through… Continue reading Through Gates of Splendor
In relation to events that happen at gates, we talked earlier about shopping malls and the lobbies of some major buildings. It’s interesting to see how even some larger churches may have a bookstore, a café or two, a children’s play area, or even a broadcast station. Times have not really changed much. As we… Continue reading Hanging Out at the Gate
Jesus is the gate. This is a strange statement, isn’t it? Actually, there are quite a few strange titles Jesus gives Himself. He is also the Light of the world, the Bread of Life, and the Living Water. These are just a few of the titles identifying Jesus in Scripture, which remind us He is… Continue reading How Do You Get Through the Gate?
It is believed that the work, “The Invisible Man” is an exploration of examining a man’s character. It asks the personal question, Would I be the same person if I knew I could get away with anything? Being invisible allowed the main character to act out without any consequences to himself. Dwight L. Moody touched… Continue reading Who Are You When No One is Looking?
As we will see in a future series, there are many types of gates from ancient times that served a particular purpose. This week, we see that gates can be used more for just its intended purpose. As we connect this concept to our faith, we can discover other connections. My husband is also my… Continue reading There’s More To It
Happy anniversary to Connections2Excellence! Thank you for joining as we celebrate two years. I am so grateful for your support and encouragement! This year I chose the theme of gates; and, for the next few weeks, I plan to highlight a feature of gates and connect them to faith on Faith Connection Fridays. Image:… Continue reading Entering His Gates
There is so much we can learn in times of waiting. Thankfully, we have examples of people in the Bible who waited for what was to come. Abraham waited over 25 years for the long-awaited promised son used to birth the nation of Israel. Joseph was betrayed and sold by his brothers and imprisoned for… Continue reading Purpose in the Waiting