8-14-16 Job’s friends suggested his life was shattered because of sin. Sometimes people think that following God provides some sort of immunity against problems. Which can lead to the thought that when people suffer it’s their fault. Let’s look at that.
5-8-16 I am an impatient gardener. After I plant seeds I’m okay for about three days, and then I want to see sprouts. Earlier this spring, the crepe myrtle bushes that my grandmother gave me started to leaf out. It immediately turned cold with gusty wind. I couldn’t protect my bushes, and they froze.
4-3-16 Let’s start with a question. Okay, two. First, did you go to Church today? Why, or why not? There are plenty of motivations, reasons, and excuses people use for either choice. Let’s take a look at why we’re doing what we’re doing.
1-24-16 Happy snowy Sunday friends! I hope you’ve all stayed safe and warm through the snowstorm. If you missed the last post, you can read some thoughts on self-control here. Next up on our journey through 2 Peter 1:5-7 is perseverance.
1-17-16 Our series from 2 Peter 1:5-7 continues with self-control, also rendered as temperance in some versions. In the previous step, we are to have grown in knowledge so that we know what we should and should not do and have some experience with navigating life’s situations (you can read more about that in theContinue reading “Self-Control”
1-10-16 Today is one of those days I really wish I could speak Greek. The language is wonderfully descriptive and precise. English, and it hurts me to say this, doesn’t have the same depth. Our next installment of 2 Peter 1:5-7 is about knowledge. Today we use the word as to have the intellectual understandingContinue reading “Knowledge”
1-3-16 Hello reader! This post is the second in our series from the characteristics of Christians in II Peter 1:5-7. The first element given in this list in faith (you can read that post here). Faith is the foundation from which we build everything. Once we have the knowledge of God and trust in it,Continue reading “Virtue”
8-9-15 In 2 Peter 1:5-7 we are given a list of characteristics Christians should grow in to be fruitful. This post will start a series focused on these. What Faith Is The first trait in this list is faith. Nothing can start without a knowledge and acceptance of the basics of who God is andContinue reading “Faith – Our Foundation”