Originally posted at Women of Purpose. 5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. 3 For this is the … Continue reading Faith, Testimony, and Life, Lesson 14
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
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us; for it is written, cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” —Galatians 3:13 On this Good Friday, this day when we remember the darkest day before the dawn, I searched out what C. H. Spurgeon said about … Continue reading What Would Spurgeon Say… on Jesus Christ, The Great Substitute?
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
Originally posted October 19, 2017, at Women of Purpose. In this week’s lesson we are studying 1 Peter 1:17-25, covering doctrinal concerns including the final judgement and the image of our salvation as a “ransom,” or “redemption,” paid for by the precious blood of Christ. Peter’s eternal view of our life and sufferings now is … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 6
Originally posted October 5, 2017, at Women of Purpose Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 4
First posted in December 2012, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. Yesterday morning, yet another heartrending mass shooting took place. Evil rampantly violated the worship of God's people in a rural church only 37 miles from where I sat in church with my family. Worshipers were ushered from their pews straight into … Continue reading Lamentation
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8) Several years ago, I visited a church built in early 1900’s (or earlier) in Reading, Pennsylvania. As I admired the patterned … Continue reading What Does the Lord Require?