With quill in hand, the Apostle Paul takes up his parchment and begins a short letter to the church in Ephesus. Standing over him is a fully armed Roman guard. This isn’t Paul’s first such experience. In fact, he had been escorted all the way from Jerusalem to Rome by armed guard. He certainly overheard many of their war stories and in fact engaged in direct conversation with them. Now as he concludes his correspondence, he considers the parallel between how the Roman guard is prepared for battle and how the Christian faces spiritual warfare. Continue reading “The Battle-Ready Leader”
For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
1 Corinthians 12:24-26 Continue reading “The Assimilating Leader”