Galatians 1:6-10

Paul gets right to the point.  The Galatians are in danger of leaving the faith and falling into apostasy.  They have accepted a different teaching and Paul cannot believe it.  He has no time for further introduction or for asking after their general welfare.  He wants to make them understand their eternity is at stake.  […]

I John 4:18-21

John begins to summarize and conclude this section on loving one another (4:7-21).  He continues his point from verse 17 regarding judgment and the believer’s perspective on it.  He then reiterates what he said before about love coming from God and why if we are in Him we WILL love the brethren – and if […]

When People are Big and God is Small – Edward T. Welch

The subtitle to this book is “Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man.”  He does a good job of pointing out all the ways we can fear man and how it affects us.  Fear of man can show itself as sensitivity to peer pressure, the inability to say ‘no’, an obsession over self-esteem, […]