I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus. . . preach the word — 2 Timothy 4:1–2 I have a confession to make: I love listening to sermons. Rather—I love listening to good sermons. The preaching of God’s word is, after all, the primary means he has ordained for the spiritual … Continue reading The Word Faithfully Preached
Tag: God’s Word
Pangs of Childbirth
Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth. . . — James 1:18a Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 1 Peter 2:2 I am the mother of five children born of my body. Three of my children were … Continue reading Pangs of Childbirth
To Your Work, Christians, To Your Work!
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. — Romans 12:2 A few months ago our family made the monumental leap into the 21st century and upgraded my … Continue reading To Your Work, Christians, To Your Work!
Think About These Things
This season of pandemic and isolation has produced much writing about lament, and rightly so. We are cut off from so much that was not only familiar, but also necessary. From fellowship with one another on personal and corporate levels (think, church), to school and work, most of what was normal in our lives has … Continue reading Think About These Things
Originally posted at Women of Purpose, November 9, 2019. This week as we cover Hosea 11:12-12:14 we find a fascinating parallel. According to Hosea, the life of the nation of Israel follows the pattern of the life of their patriarch, Jacob. Because these parallels from Jacob’s life show up in our passage, we spent quite … Continue reading Misplaced Dependence
How We Prayed
On Sunday, January 5th, the first Lord's Day of the new year, our elder-led congregational prayer was focused on the most basic, but also most vitally important thing that we as individual Christians and as a church need: God's Word. I asked if I may reprint it here, as a reminder that our Only Wise … Continue reading How We Prayed