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”

Are You Prepared?

Lesson #12: God’s kingdom will be established and we need to be prepared. “But on Mount Zion will be deliverance; it will be holy.  Jacob will possess his inheritance.” Obadiah 1:17 My current BSG Bible study focuses solely on Easter and the days leading up to Jesus’ death.  The other day we were asked to read MatthewContinue reading “Are You Prepared?”

Seek Koinonia

Life Lesson #8: Seek deep and long lasting communion with other Christian believers I pray that your partnership (koinonia) with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. Philemon 1:6 When I began my Christian journey, I didn’t have any ChristianContinue reading “Seek Koinonia”

Life-Giving Peace

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 I rest my worries in constant prayer LORD, I confess that I can cite Philippians 4:6 quite easily but it is the actual doing that I struggle with.  In fact, when I get veryContinue reading “Life-Giving Peace”

Fruits of His Spirit

Do you sometimes feel a bit untethered?  Wandering off into the wilderness and you’ve forgotten the way back to the trail?  Or maybe you are scrambling over the boulders of fear, anxiety and hopelessness.  It wouldn’t be surprising given what’s been thrown at us in 2020.  But God is the Prince of Peace.  That doesn’t mean He’s the “prince ofContinue reading “Fruits of His Spirit”

It Started With Don’t Gather, Don’t Sing

Two summers ago I was blessed with the opportunity to visit Prague in the Czech Republic. It’s only been since 1993 that this country became free from the bonds of communism. It was amazing to see the vibrant growth and renewal throughout the city. And yet the ravages of communism were still evident. You couldContinue reading “It Started With Don’t Gather, Don’t Sing”

The Heaviest of Burdens

The other day while out walking with my dog I was listening to a podcast by a well-known Christian speaker.  She asked the question: “Do you remember a time when you sinned, I mean really sinned?  How did it feel?”  I stopped to think on this.  I’ve never murdered someone.  But I did encourage a friend in my younger daysContinue reading “The Heaviest of Burdens”