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?
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 Made Alive and One in Christ
(Originally published March 3, 2017) We have come, at last, to the final chapter of the book of Joshua. What a journey it has been! We have walked alongside Joshua as he has followed the Lord in leading the people of Israel into their promised inheritance. There have been many battles along the way, most … Continue reading Covenant Renewal
(Originally published November 3, 2016) In chapter 8 of Joshua the Israelites return to the field of battle against the town of Ai, but this time they are following the command and lead of the LORD. Right off the bat, verse 1 opens with the LORD saying to Joshua, “Do not fear and do not … Continue reading Learning Obedience