Paul fully understood what it meant to be rich... and it wasn't according to wealth or power.
They chose their names for themselves because that is who they want to be in the eyes of others.
Joy isn't dictated by your circumstances or what you've been born into.
Don't be afraid, little flock.
When was the last time you took stock of your life?
"We love others best when we love God the most." - author unknown
We accept Jesus as our Savior, but do we accept Jesus as our Lord? We like the cross of Christ because He's got us covered; but do we like the crown of Christ just as much?
Like the demon-possessed man, we're all desiring freedom... freedom found in Jesus Christ.
It became immediately known by those who were paying attention, by those that had an open mind and an open heart, that God wasn't limited to a certain kind of people.