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Have you ever been burdened? Has something or someone just laid heavy on your soul? 

We say things like “my heart is broken,” and while it may not seem literal, I and others would tell you, it sure feels real. 

A heart can surely feel and technically experience weakness after severe emotional stress. 

In the same way, our hearts can experience brokenness emotionally and even physically. Our souls can experience burdens due to “carrying” a load emotionally. 

And this weight is what we will see God actually calls us to carry for and with others.

Continue reading Bearing One Another’s Burdens in Today’s Culture.
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Let’s discuss the book of Colossians a bit: who wrote it, why they wrote it, when they wrote it, and who and where the Colossians were.

Here are apostle Paul and his disciple and fellow minister of the Gospel, Timothy, writing a letter to the Colossians. Paul and other ministers like Timothy took the Gospel to different places, as Jesus told the original disciples and effectively all of us to do: the Great Commission, to go out into all the world, teaching them to obey all that Jesus commanded and baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

That resulted in new Christians in places like the city of Colossae—likely reached by Paul & Timothy’s fellow minister, local leader and disciple of Paul, Epaphras. Essentially, Epaphras has been keeping his brothers in Christ updated on how things are going in his church plant in Colossae, and his brothers’ response to him is this letter to the Colossians.

Continue reading Living in Holiness in the Midst of Challenging Times.
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