Monastery, Petra, Jordan

Let each one take care how he builds

“According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it.” 1 Corinthians 3:10 Paul is speaking to the Corinthians about their foundation — the truth of the gospel of Jesus…

A nettle in the Jordan desert

Death has no sting

 “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”  1 Corinthians 15:55 My mother-in-law defeated the sting of death.  In her last days she wrestled with a lot but never with the fear of death.  She knew God and was dependent on him. When I first met her I was engaged to…

50 benefits of community

“What shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation.  All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church.” 1 Corinthians 14:26 50 benefits of community — It keeps the enemy at bay. It brings refreshment to…