Engaging Scripture for Today

(In the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the early church community in Rome he writes that they are no longer God’s enemies but have peace with God, because they were brought into a right relationship with God through Christ’s death. Likewise, for us today, a tested character has been forged for us which empowers endurance in the midst of suffering and hope for final salvation.)

Read Romans 5: 1 – 8,

How can you encourage those who are suffering for find meaning in their experience?

Engaging Scripture for Today

The Spirit creates the unity of faith and gives all Christians diverse gifts for the common benefit of all. We need one another’s diverse spiritual gifts, because the same Spirit has given them to each person for the common good. In the following passage, the Apostle Paul lists spiritual gifts he is aware of.

Read 1 Corinthians 12 : 3 – 13,

What spiritual gifts have  you encountered?