Solidarity

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 I was having lunch the other day with a friend and she shared with me a disturbing trend in her two Bible study groups.  She said to me, “I’ve had it.  I’m exhausted.  I don’t want toContinue reading “Solidarity”

Closer Than A Brother

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”  Hebrews 13:6 There’s been a number of times in my life when I felt all alone.  In high school the neighbor girl who I had been friends with since I was in fourth gradeContinue reading “Closer Than A Brother”

Unity Strengthens

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.  1 Cor 16:13 Isn’t it just like us humans, when dealing with multiple leaders, to try and take sides?  Whether it be a job, a volunteer position, in our families, a group of friends, or at our churches so many of us seek toContinue reading “Unity Strengthens”

Unswerving Faith

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.   Hebrews 10:23 We sing songs about God being our Rock.  We hear sermons about not living as though on shifting sand.  And yet so often I find myself having days where my faith feels more like something I’ve placed in a box to accessContinue reading “Unswerving Faith”

The Sword of God

Life Lesson #15: Our best defense against false teaching is to stay rooted in the Word of God. But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” Jude 1:9 We find ourselves at the endContinue reading “The Sword of God”

Our Brother’s Keeper

Life Lesson #14: Your gift of salvation is not a private affair.  We are to be our brother’s keeper. Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire;  to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh. Jude 1:22-23 When I first started going to church, IContinue reading “Our Brother’s Keeper”

A Tiny Message #9

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud,  abusive, disobedient to their parents,  ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. HaveContinue reading “A Tiny Message #9”

Be A Heart Changer & Soul Saver

Life Lesson #9: Christians are in the job of changing hearts and saving souls. Perhaps this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you might have him back forever, no longer as a slave but more than a slave, a beloved brother—especially to me but how much more to you,Continue reading “Be A Heart Changer & Soul Saver”

Unburdened Your Heart

Lesson #7: Forgiveness of others brings us the blessings of Christ It is as none other than Paul—an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus— that I appeal to you for my son  Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains. Philemon 1:9-10 Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about forgiveness.  It keeps poppingContinue reading “Unburdened Your Heart”