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
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
Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 23
Originally posted April 21, 2018, at Women of Purpose. This week, with the context of Peter’s warnings against the false teachers fresh in our minds, we turn to his encouragement to believers. The broader context of this epistle as we have read thus far has included the certainty of the return of our Lord and … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 23
Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 5
Originally posted October 12, 2017, at Women of Purpose. This week in our study of 1 Peter we are looking at the role of Scripture in the salvation of God’s people. Our salvation was decreed by God before the foundation of the world; revealed gradually throughout the scriptures of the Old Testament as men called … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 5
In this week’s lesson, we looked at two more categories of relationships which believers are to bring under the gospel as we walk out our calling in Christ. To set the context, we are asked to look back at some of the high points we have covered thus far in our study of Ephesians. What … Continue reading In Relationship
Several years ago I happened upon a plan for memorizing Scripture which has been a blessing to me when I have been able to stick with it. Using this plan I was able to memorize the entire book of Philippians and am now most of the way through Ephesians. Below are excerpts of other posts I have … Continue reading Scripture Memorization
Just Who Do I Think I Am?!
(Originally posted July 14, 2011) This thought has returned to me recently concerning my writing. I'm also struggling to re-establish a running routine, so I'm engaged with that mental battle as well. I am now 51years old, a mother-in-law, and a grandmother. I am also a writer. My primary identity, however, is Child of God. This is … Continue reading Just Who Do I Think I Am?!