Prison Letters

In today’s episode we start talking about Philippians. Philippians is one of Paul’s four letters that he wrote from prison. In this particular letter, he is found celebrating the Kingdom work that is coming out of the imprisonment he’s enduring. I want to remind us that the Spirit can call us into persecution and also…

Messy Outreach

With the new realization that Gentiles would be entering into Christianity, the early Christians had to become generous enough to partner with the Holy Spirit and give their faith away to outsiders. Since most of us are not Jewish, but Gentile, this seems like a petty detail to us, but it wasn’t at the time….

The Generous Early Church

Throughout the stories of the early church in Acts, we see examples of generosity over and over again. We see that “they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need” (2:45) and that they “received their food with glad and generous hearts” (2:46). One Christian couple even…