It is easy to love people who already love you (Matthew 5:46)—that is no big deal and no mark of the presence of the Spirit among God’s people.
About Mike Raiter
Mike Raiter is a preacher, preaching trainer and former Principal of the Melbourne School of Theology in Australia. He is now Director of the Centre for Biblical Preaching and the author of a number of books, including Stirrings of the Soul, which won the 2004 Australian Christian Book of the Year award.
Entries by Mike Raiter
The big stick or the gentle word? How do we influence people to do what is right? There is, of course, a time and place for both.
Philemon is a very different kind of letter from Paul. It is not written to a church like Colossians or Romans, and it is not written to a co-worker like Timothy or Titus.
Paul bids farewell at this point, with a treasure of spiritual nuggets hidden in his departing words.
I live in a big city, and right in the heart of that city. My wife and I love it. I love the hustle and bustle, and having people all around us.
I love to listen to godly people pray. Just as I learn from the wisdom of gifted preachers, I learn from the wisdom and experience of faithful, diligent “pray-ers”.
How much does knowledge of the coming judgement influence your Christian behaviour now?
It is astonishing, given all the books that have been written on marriage and raising children, that Paul says everything he wants to say in forty-two words in the original Greek text! Presumably, he’s focusing on key issues.
There is much confusion in today’s society about marriage. In the world today, many are promoting same-sex marriages. Others see marriage as outdated, even oppressive.
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