I originally wrote this series of devotions from the book of Hosea to be posted in June 2020 at Daily Treasures, the daily devotional for MarkInc Ministries which is written and edited by my friend Sharon Betters. I hope that these are a blessing to you here and now. Christ loved the church [Israel] and … Continue reading The Gospel According to Hosea
Keep Running, Christian!
Running, they say, is 90% mental. And the other 10% is also mental. Now, while that’s a bit of an exaggeration, I have learned over the past ten years that it’s not very far off the mark. It takes an act of the will, a mental decision, to get out of bed early in the … Continue reading Keep Running, Christian!
Originally posted October 28, 2019, at Women of Purpose. In this, the eighth week of our study, we covered a large swath of Hosea, from 9:10 all the way to 11:11. And while there is so much in this passage which we could unpack and examine, so many details and points of history, the main … Continue reading Unfaithful Israel
Beloved, Confident Children of God, Lesson 10
Originally posted at Women of Purpose. 28 And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. 29 If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him. 3 See what … Continue reading Beloved, Confident Children of God, Lesson 10
Mutually Exclusive Loves, Lesson 8
Originally posted at Women of Purpose. 5 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the … Continue reading Mutually Exclusive Loves, Lesson 8
Fellowship With God: Confidence In Christ, Lesson 1
Originally posted at Women of Purpose. Welcome to Fellowship with God; Confidence in Christ: a Study of the First Epistle of John. Summer is now really and truly behind us, the Fall studies have begun, and I am looking forward to exploring the epistles of John together with you. The past two years we have … Continue reading Fellowship With God: Confidence In Christ, Lesson 1
Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 25
Originally posted May 4, 2018, at Women of Purpose. This is the final week of our study, and Peter finishes his epistle with strength and conviction. Urging his readers to remain steadfast in their faith and in the truth of God’s Word, based on what God has done for us in Christ, he begins this … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 25
Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 24
Originally posted April 30, 2018, at Women of Purpose. This week’s passage from 1 Peter needs to be kept in the context of that which we studied last week. Peter was then addressing the doubts voiced by the scoffers, and he now turns to the believers who may be asking the same things, though from … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 24