Did you know there’s a difference between being great at something and being great? You may have known a musician or singer who was great at making music so you idolized them. But then they did something that made it obvious they were far from great. Athletes, politicians, pastors, bosses and even spouses can be great at something but fail the test of being great. The Apostle Paul and Jesus give us the missing ingredient they needed.
How does one stay in love? How does a marriage last a lifetime. The Apostle Paul and Jesus both had thoughts that might enhance your relationship.
Most people know the golden rule. Did you know that Jesus stated a version of the golden rule? “In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets. (Matt. 7:12) The golden rule is found in many cultures and almost all religions but the version Jesus stated is different from all the rest. There is a reason why he stated it differently.
The Apostle Paul told women they should submit to their husbands. And sometimes this thought has been used as a way to gain power in a relationship. This is far from what Paul intended. So what if submitting doesn’t mean what you think it means
Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on November 26, 2017 by Rev. Fred A. Steinberg