In the midst of the current COVID-19 crisis, I have wondered what celebrating Passion Week is going to be like while physically separated from fellow believers and my church family. You probably have too. I mean, I think we can all admit that church is different now - or at least it feels different now.... Continue Reading →
Christine Hoover left no friendship stone unturned. She writes about new friends, old friends, neighbor friends, long-distance friends, church friends, unchurched friends, and, conversely, the feelings of being friendless.
In all things motherly, we must act in faith, relying on God for both the immediate and eternal outcomes of the souls of our children.
Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith Author: Michael Reeves Pages: 135 Suggested Reading Level: Average / High School Reading Reflection: Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith informed my understanding of the Trinity and impacted me in a profound and personal way. The book did this by showing me that God... Continue Reading →
And he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it... Continue Reading →
On July 4, 2018 my dad passed away. I believe for him it truly was Independence Day - the day that he met his Savior. My dad was a really amazing person. He couldn't read -- until he was an adult. Some thought he was mentally inept, but he was a genius - a real... Continue Reading →
...when we can, we will do well to help a brother or sister in the Lord turn away from behavior that harms the church and grieves the Holy Spirit. The following are four steps to responding Biblically to power-play in the church.
“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” 1 Peter 5:10 ESV As we saw in the last post, power-play in the church is a satanic scheme intended to bring division among... Continue Reading →
“…Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money, saying, “Give me this power also, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought... Continue Reading →
"But I am among you as the one who serves." -Our Lord Jesus, as recorded in Luke 22:27 Power-brokers, power-mongers, and power-players run our world. To some degree or another, most of us have come to accept that power-play is just part of living life in a fallen and corrupted world. We anticipate finding power-brokers in... Continue Reading →