2 Corinthians 4

Inspired by God, Paul wrote this second letter to the Corinthian Church around AD 55 or 56…only 20-26 years after Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. ✏️ Matthew Henry’s Commentary on 2 Corinthians 4 2 Corinthians 4 The Light of the Gospel 4 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. … Continue reading 2 Corinthians 4

Bucket Lists

Friends, if you were like me, you grew-up with images of heaven as a location where angels perched themselves upon fluffy, white clouds…lounging peacefully, without a care-in-the-world. Beautiful and yet, if we are completely transparent, dull and impersonal. In addition to these characterizations of the afterlife, Scripture was taught predominantly via flannel graph and cartoons. … Continue reading Bucket Lists

Matthew 7 and Psalm 40

Matthew 7:24 Matthew 7 Judging Others 7 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?4 Or … Continue reading Matthew 7 and Psalm 40

His Purposes

Sis, do you need encouragement, today? Gary Habermas has some for you! In a recent message delivered by Dr. Gary Habermas to the Evangelical Philosophical Society, he provided 3 examples of how God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purposes: Peter, James, … Continue reading His Purposes

What Does God Say about “Love?”

1 John 4:8 "...God is love." John 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing." (God, through Jesus, supplies all we need for loving others well) 1Corinthians 16:14 "Let all that … Continue reading What Does God Say about “Love?”

Isaiah 53

Written 700 years before Christ Jesus came down to earth and put on human flesh, Isaiah wrote the incredibly vivid words of Isaiah 53. In what some term, “the heart of the Bible,” the Prophet Isaiah describes in jaw-dropping detail - the crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus was the long-awaited Messiah, foretold in the Old Testament. … Continue reading Isaiah 53

Christ and Him Crucified: Psalm 22 and Mark 15

Question: Have you ever wondered why Jesus exclaimed, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” before yielding His spirit to the Father? In order to adequately address this heartfelt query, we need to highlight an important cultural detail concerning how scripture was both memorized and shared around AD 30. Per numerous scholars, if … Continue reading Christ and Him Crucified: Psalm 22 and Mark 15

Jesus is the “Son of Man”

Mark 8:31 Jesus’s Disciples documented Jesus’s teachings and miracles with the utmost care and reverence. Therefore, every title Jesus gave Himself, not to mention every act that represented His authority as Messiah, was written down for His Church. And what title did Jesus use most?? The answer may not be what you’d expect! Many might … Continue reading Jesus is the “Son of Man”

The Fear of the Lord: Studying Proverbs 1 & Luke 12

https://youtu.be/NUI0Q0DQRYk 10 minutes w/ Paul Washer, “What does it mean to Fear God?” Sisters, we tend to set our minds and affections upon the things or the persons to whom we fear most. What we focus upon consumes us. And what consumes us, leads us. And sadly, what leads us, rules our hearts. God knows … Continue reading The Fear of the Lord: Studying Proverbs 1 & Luke 12

Fear Arises When…

Gals, one of the most impactful lessons God has provided through motherhood, is how important it is to pray. Recently, my sweet 11-year-old daughter was incredibly nervous. Perhaps terrified! She was preparing to get a shot at the Doctor, and wasn’t thrilled about it. I could relate to her angst and certainly could understand her … Continue reading Fear Arises When…