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Focus Verse: “Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.” (I Corinthians 4:2 ESV). In this 3-Part Bible study series, we will discover faithfulness as the foundation for courageous Christians: The Faithful Individual The Faithful God The Faithful Church The Faithful Church “Now in this way those who are trusted with something valuable [stewards; household managers] must show they are worthy of that trust [be found faithful]. (I Corinthians 4:2 Expanded Bible) In the first lesson, we discussed that faithfulness is not common in our world, but God’s people are called to faithfulness. In the second lesson,…

“Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” (Luke 24:45, English Standard Version). My morning reading of the Bible has been somewhat different this week. I have read the same chapter every day. It’s fairly short, only twenty-nine verses, but I haven’t made it to the end of the chapter yet. Perhaps I will get there in a few more days. Why has it taken me so long to read a few verses? It is so rich with so much to absorb, and it’s easier to do it in small bites. We each probably have our own way of…

Since the beginning of time, God has desired a close, special, intimate, personal, one on one, relationship with mankind. Each evening God himself walked and talked with Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden – until Adam & Eve’s SIN separated them. Sin created a huge gulf or chasm between God and man. But God knew this would happen, so He set in motion His plan to bring salvation to mankind. In the meantime, God gave the pattern and instructions for a tabernacle – a portable tent – that served as a place where God could meet with…