Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 22

Originally posted April 18, 2018, at Women of Purpose. In this week’s passage (actually, last week’s, as I was late getting this finished) Peter calls out false teachers and strips away their masks and pretenses to reveal the sordid truth behind their lies. This passage is not only difficult to read, it is necessary. For... Continue Reading →

Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 16

Originally posted February 22, 2018, at Women of Purpose. With this lesson we reach a milestone in our study: we are finishing 1 Peter. Next week we begin 2 Peter, but for now, let’s finish Peter’s first epistle well. Our lesson begins in the middle of Peter’s call for humility among believers. Humble yourselves, therefore,... 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 →

Living the Promises

Our study this week covers the third chapter of Ephesians. Paul opens this chapter by reminding his readers that he is in prison for preaching the gospel to them, “I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles” (vs. 1). Later, in verse 13 he asks them “not to lose heart over... 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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