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"We saw it, we heard it, and now we’re telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. Our motive for writing is simply this: We want you to enjoy this, too. Your joy will double our joy!”

1 John 1:3-4 MSG

No Longer Slaves

"So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir." Galatians 4:7 NIV In Roman society when a young person came of age he was given a special toga which admitted him to the full rights of the family and society, and indicated he was a grown up by his father. Jewish, Grecian and Roman societies all had a similar ceremony for their sons. Under Roman law the age of maturity was determined by the father, and formal acknowledgement of heirship followed. Paul used the ceremonial illustration of maturity and coming-of-age to remind believers of our birthright. "What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different

Transformed

Who have you been hanging around? This question is one that we typically got asked by our parents when we were younger and have exhibited some form of behavior not acceptable in our home. My parents assumed that there was an outside influence at work and it was not working out in my favor. As concerned and observant parents... they were going to figure out the source of my unwelcomed transformation. Spending large amounts of time with people increases the degree to which we adopt their behavior, attitudes, mannerisms and beliefs. The life of Peter is an amazing one. In Acts 3 and 4 we see Peter and John performing some amazing miracles in Jesus's name. There was a healing of a lame begga

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