It is the gospel that changes lives!
A lot of what takes place in the West Virginia capitol during the regular session is done so that it might change people’s lives. Education reform is pursued so that more children will stay in school and receive a better education to change their lives. Legislators and elected officials pursue economic reforms to provide more and better jobs which would certainly make a difference in people’s lives. Leaders are considering the issue of overcrowded jails and seeking answers to what might change people’s lives so that they do not go to or return to prison. It is certainly important for leaders involved in state government to seek answers to problems such as these. But the letter of Philemon points us to the real answer – it is the gospel that changes lives!
In our ongoing series in Philemon our next several studies will look at how the gospel changed the lives of the main characters in the letter: Paul, Onesimus, and Philemon. The week we will see how the gospel made a dramatic change in Paul’s life. You can download a copy of this week’s study here. We will be sharing this study three times at the statehouse this week.
Please pray that the gospel will indeed change the lives of many who serve and work at the West Virginia capitol.
Thank you once again for your prayer and support of our ministry.
State Director, West Virginia
Author Kathi Lipp offers encouragement to moms as she describes how they can work through struggles with guilt, shame and the illusion of perfection and being in control. (Part 2 of 2)
Author Kathi Lipp offers encouragement to moms as she describes how they can work through struggles with guilt, shame and the illusion of perfection and being in control. (Part 1 of 2)
Focus on the Family President Jim Daly and his wife, Jean, offer advice and encouragement to couples as they describe how they worked through their differences in the early years of their marriage. They also offer insights from their new couples devotional, The Best Year of Your Marriage.
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“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”