With God All Things Are Possible

The post The Greatest Conversion Story was about Saul’s conversion on the road to Damascus. He had been a persecutor of the followers of Christ but suddenly became their strongest advocate. That’s how God works; turning what seems to be something impossible into something that is possible. Today’s inspiring video is about changing people for the better: Changed – Rascal Flatts. 


Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us. – Ephesians 3:20 

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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2 Responses to With God All Things Are Possible

  1. I believe our “strongest advocate” is Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit sent from the Father through Jesus – not Muhammad the self-appointed prophet, and not Paul the self-appointed apostle.

    Writing in his first letter to the Corinthians, 4:15-16, 5:4 Paul claimed the roles of Father and Holy Spirit, and writing to the Colossians 1:24 he claimed role of final “savior” Paul the Pharisee was none of those things. He was a gifted but carnal Christian, who didn’t know much about Jesus and is teachings. So Paul made up his own new doctrine, and said “follow me.: Paul advocated himself and his own teachings as a replacement for the teaching of Jesus given through the Apostles that Jesus chose.

  2. If you give Paul unique authority to speak on his own without other witnesses and redefine the word “Apostle” giving himself that title, that is functionally equal to Muslims claiming that Muhammad is God’s Prophet. You are elevating your “one special man and his special writings” above Jesus of the Gospels, who came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets, not abolish them.

    There is a song, I think by Casting Crowns, that goes
    “The world is on their way to you,
    but they’re tripping over me.”

    Many are on their way to Jesus
    But they’re tripping over Paul the Pharisee.

    They come to churches, or listen to listen to teachers or other Christians, and all they hear is “Paul said this and Paul did that and we should be like Paul.” No.
    Jesus is the Greatest Story, Greatest Teacher, Greatest Example and Model. We should seek to become more like Jesus was.

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