Contend for the Faith

Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richlyContinue reading “Contend for the Faith”

Sojourners & Exiles

No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. 2 Timothy 2:4 We Christians are sojourners and exiles.  This is not where our ultimate allegiance lies!   David Van Drunen, Politics After Christendom We certainly aren’t lacking in opportunities to engage in political discourse these days.  From maskContinue reading “Sojourners & Exiles”

Slow to Speak

Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?”  But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer.  Mark 14:61 I sat in that meeting surrounded by men.  I was the only woman on the coaching staff and thatContinue reading “Slow to Speak”

His Will Be Done

Lesson #11: God is sovereign over all, even unbelievers “The day of the LORD is near for all nations.” Obadiah 1:15 There’s a song one of my previous churches used to sing a lot that goes, “Our God is an awesome God.”  That refrain is sung over and over throughout the song.  I’ve always thought that wordingContinue reading “His Will Be Done”

Justice Will Be Done

Zion shall be redeemed by justice,     and those in her who repent, by righteousness. But rebels and sinners shall be broken together,     and those who forsake the Lord shall be consumed. Isaiah 1:27-28 My husband and I love vacationing in Kauai.  Our favorite activity is exploring hidden beaches.  When people think of Hawaii, they might picture long sandy beachesContinue reading “Justice Will Be Done”

Merciful Judge

We are living in a time that the word “justice” seems to hold so many different meanings – at times almost opposite meanings.  “Justice” to some means punishing people for something they didn’t participate in and happened about 200 years ago.  To others it means being able to take what you want because you feel victimized.  In someContinue reading “Merciful Judge”