Pilgrim Not Citizen

Lesson 5: Walk in Truth through obedience to God It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. 2 John 1:4 I was reading a new book recently that said, “Today, America is rich but morally rotten.  Our heads and our hands have outrunContinue reading “Pilgrim Not Citizen”

One Truth

Life Lesson #4: Know the truth of God’s Word Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 2 John 9 We hear a lot of “my truth,” “your truth” these days.  What that really meansContinue reading “One Truth”

A Tiny Message #2

So, what do we do when a prominent member of our church or a Christian friend has fallen off  Jesus’ path?  First, let’s remember that every single person sitting in a church is actively sinning in one way or another.  As Christians, we acknowledge that Jesus didn’t come to save us so we can keep on sinning.  He cameContinue reading “A Tiny Message #2”

The Big Picture

Lesson #2: Commit to the big picture of Christ through the details of His love So when I come, I will call attention to what he (Diotrephes) is doing, spreading malicious nonsense about us. 3 John 10 My current Bible study, Everyday Theology, has been a great strengthening and clarification of my Christian beliefs.  Starting withContinue reading “The Big Picture”

Welcome The Stranger

Lesson #1: Show hospitality to strangers, they may be God’s heaven-sent angels Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters, even though they are strangers to you. 3 John 5 The saying goes, “A man’s home is his castle.”  And we might add to that, “surrounded by a deepContinue reading “Welcome The Stranger”

Mighty Growth

A few weeks ago, I told my husband the following: “I can’t wait to get back to the way things were before the pandemic.”  And then I stopped.  I realized that wasn’t really true.  My good friend and I were having lunch this week and I shared this moment with her.  I went on to explain that yes, there’sContinue reading “Mighty Growth”

A Mustard Seed

Do not repay evil with evil  or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing,  because to this you were called  so that you may inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:9  A prayer to be a blessing to those around me and my community Holy Spirit I get so wrapped up in my everyday problemsContinue reading “A Mustard Seed”

Imma Soul Saver

To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings. 1 Corinthians 9:22-23  A prayer that I would share the Gospel with othersContinue reading “Imma Soul Saver”

The Sword of the Spirit

For I am the Lord your God,    who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—    the Lord Almighty is his name.16 I have put my words in your mouth    and covered you with the shadow of my hand—I who set the heavens in place,    who laid the foundations of the earth,    and who say to Zion, ‘You are my people.’” Isaiah 51:15-16 When we pictureContinue reading “The Sword of the Spirit”

The Promise of Wisdom

Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears  of those who hear will listen. The fearful heart will know and understand,and the stammering tongue will be fluent and clear. Isaiah 32:3-4 When I started going to church regularly about 20 years ago, I thought for sure I was theContinue reading “The Promise of Wisdom”