Do you remember the last time God amazed you and provided for you during a time when you had a need? Sometimes, even as Christians, we can forget God's mercy and lose sight of His grace. The early church in Colossae had forgotten. Instead, they were impressed with the claims false teachers were making. They were adding to the gospel of salvation. The letters from the Apostle Paul serve as a reminder that Jesus is all we need. Paul encourages, challenges, and gives principles for living and interacting at work, in our families, and in our churches.
When Paul learned that one of his friends had been betrayed, and had every right to seek revenge, he guided him back to the heart of the gospel. Philemon still stands as an encouraging letter to rise above hurt to display mercy, forgiveness, grace, and love. Paul's letters remind us that Christ can make a difference in every aspect of our lives.
The Life Lessons with Max Lucado series brings the Bible to life through 12 lessons packed with fascinating questions, inspiring stories, and thoughtful reflections to take you deeper into God's Word. The lessons in this updated edition of the bestselling series includes an opening reflection, a description of the context in which the Scripture was written, an excerpt of the text (from the New International and King James versions), exploration and reflection questions on the passage, inspirational thoughts on the theme from Max Lucado, and a closing Life Lesson takeaway and personal devotion.