You Got This

YOU GOT THIS: You Got This

November 24, 2013Randy Christian

As he closes his letter of encouragement Paul slips in last minute instructions. In essence he says, “You got this–and here are ways to keep getting it”. Those of us who are following the Lord know we have the main thing down–our relationship with him! But can we live better? Can we be more faithful?

YOU GOT THIS: He's Coming Back!

November 17, 2013Randy Christian

The return of the Lord has fascinated people since the first time he told his followers he was coming back. Many people invest a lot of their time “studying” his return. But what do we really need to know and understand in order to live faithfully now?

YOU GOT THIS: What Does Godly Mean?

November 10, 2013Randy Christian

When someone tell you you’re doing well, it doesn’t mean you’re perfect! We can always be strengthened and improve–especially when it comes to how we live before God. Paul gives us some reminders of ways we can be even stronger, and invites us to practice these with him!

YOU GOT THIS: I Pray

November 3, 2013Randy Christian

What we pray about not only tells us how we see our relationship with God, it demonstrates what we think is important. Paul’s description of his prayer looks very different from the average Christian’s prayer. Why is that, and what should we do about it?

YOU GOT THIS: The Real Struggle

October 27, 2013Randy Christian

We know there is a spiritual world, but do we understand it? And do we have to understand it to know that it is real and to respond to it? Paul talked about the reality that what he wanted to do was actually prevented by Satan. He wasn’t speaking figuratively. So how does this work? Does is happen to us? And how can we deal with it if we want to be faithful to the Lord?

YOU GOT THIS: You're Doing Good

October 13, 2013Randy Christian

There are usually a lot of people willing to tell us what we’re doing wrong. Most of us don’t have to go look for someone to illuminate us! But sometimes we need someone to point out what’s going right—to remind us of what we’re doing well. Many of us can identify with the Greeks Paul was addressing when, in essence, he said “You’re doing good!”.

YOU GOT THIS: Why Is It So Important?

October 6, 2013Randy Christian

For some people, writing something over and over is simply filler—meaningless repetition put into a letter or note to fill space. For others, taking such space means that which is repeated is important. Paul was known to begin his letters with a basic formula. So what’s so important about these five words?