Cary Cox, from 2 Corinthians 1:8-11. Paul shares a personal example of his own suffering and deep pain. God gave Paul more than he could personally bear, to teach him to rely on God. There is purpose in our suffering, and God comforts us in it, giving us hope through the gospel of Jesus Christ!
Cary Cox, from James 1:19-21. Nothing is more important than hearing the word of God. Faith comes by hearing, and God’s word saves our souls. James calls us to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger. We look at the Christian’s commitment to hearing God word, and to loving others by listening to them.
Cary Cox, from Colossians 3:1-11. It is impossible to live the Christian life without experiencing the miracle of conversion. But since believers are united with Christ through conversion, we are empowered to live Christ-centered lives. This involves “changing clothes” each day: putting off things that do not honor Christ, and putting on lives that are consistent with Christ-centeredness. First, we look at the “dirty clothes” to remove.