Tag Archives: Positive Mental Attitude

Romans 1:18-32 – God’s Wrath on Those Who Suppress Truth

THE WRATH OF GOD IS REVEALED FROM HEAVEN The text before us is foundational to our understanding of God’s revelation of the gospel. Notice the abrupt change in the tone of the epistle . . . Paul has just introduced us to the revelation of the righteousness of God, but no sooner does he mention […]

Romans 1:1-7 – The Apostle Paul’s Greeting to the Romans

GOD’S CALLING UPON PAUL The Apostle Paul was a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. It was not by his choosing but by God’s calling. He was a persecutor of the church and traveled to cities far and wide to persecute, arrest and murder those who claimed to follow Christ. While he was on the […]

John 1:1-5 – Christ is the Word From the Beginning

CHRIST WAS IN THE BEGINNING The Gospel of John begins with a parallel to the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible. The Bible begins, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” [Gen 1:1 ESV]. The Gospel of John begins, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was […]

PMA or Doing All Things Through Christ

One of the great motivational verses of the Scriptures is, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” To some Christians, it is their “life verse.” Others recite it as a cure-all for adversity, or as a propellant to achieve new goals. This phrase is often used in the context of striving […]

Is PMA Sensitivity Training Harmless or Toxic?

In the late 1990s, I was persuaded to join a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) venture. After joining this MLM, I was told I would have to attend special training, which would last two days, to rise above the lower levels. My upline, a friend whom I respected and had convinced me to join, advised me the […]