Originally posted March 9, 2018, at Women of Purpose. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith … 2 Peter 1:5a This week’s lesson deals with the consequence of last week’s passage. Because God’s power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, we are to give diligent … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 18
Originally posted February 18, 2018, at Women of Purpose. So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed, shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 15
There are times in my walk with God when I have heard His voice tenderly say, 'This too, my child, is for your sanctification.' And then there are times when I have heard the same words, but I just know that He's laughing. My post over at enCourage today chronicles one of the times (now, … Continue reading Sanctification by Dog
Originally posted February 11, 2018, at Women of Purpose. Our passage this week brings Peter’s discussion of suffering to a close. After this, he will give instructions to the shepherds of Christ’s flock, then a final call to watchfulness with hope before concluding his letter. But in this passage, he gently, yet urgently calls us … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 14
At the end of our discussion in Bible study this week, it occurred to me that a particular quote which I have heard from C. H. Spurgeon was perfectly suited to our topic. One of my ladies pulled out her phone to search for it and quickly found the quote and the name of the … Continue reading What Would Spurgeon Say: on Entry to Eternity?
Originally posted January 25, 2018, at Women of Purpose. This week we are studying 1 Peter 3:13-22, which begins with Peter’s instructions and encouragements for Christians who are suffering for their faith. He addressed suffering earlier in his letter in more general terms, when he wrote, “In this you rejoice, though now for a … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 12, Part 1
Since September, I have been leading a Bible study on Peter, first meeting him in the gospels, and then several months spent going through 1 Peter, and now 2 Peter. Many of us also memorized the letter of 1 Peter as we studied. As the leader of the study I am compelled to do as … Continue reading New Post at enCourage
Originally posted November 10, 2017, at Women of Purpose. In our lesson this week we continued to dig into Peter’s admonition to us as beloved sojourners who are to do good and bring glory to God, this time in the context of our relationships in the workplace. Well, I say, “in the workplace,” but Peter … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 9