New Post at enCourage

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 →

Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 6

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 →

Lamentation

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 →

What Does the Lord Require?

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 →

Made Alive and One in Christ

In this week’s study of Ephesians chapter 2, we are first plunged to the depths of the darkness of human nature before being raised by the grace and mercy of the Father into the light of his love by two of the simplest, yet most profound words of the gospel: ‘But God.’ In this we... Continue Reading →

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