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
Popular pastor Louie Giglio uses a five-drawer dresser to illustrate the baggage all of us bring to our relationships – especially marriage – and encourages listeners to stop working from past examples and embrace new patterns learned from a relationship with God. (Part 2 of 2)
Popular pastor Louie Giglio uses a five-drawer dresser to illustrate the baggage all of us bring to our relationships – especially marriage – and encourages listeners to stop working from past examples and embrace new patterns learned from a relationship with God. (Part 1 of 2)
Author Kara Durbin describes how parents can take advantage of ordinary, everyday situations to instill biblical values and character in their children.
“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.”