LOVING, SPIRIT-GUIDED RELATIONSHIPS As a teenager in the 1960s, the thought of “submitting” to a husband ruffled my feathers. Wasn’t I a person in my own right? Don’t I have a mind of my own? Why should I have to ask his permission? I was stuck on the word “submit” as it was understood in… Read More
Against long-standing cultural standards, God calls for husbands, wives, and families to live according to our roles as God has designed them. This takes yielding and submissive spirits–loving, supporting, and growing and developing together, just a a physical body grows together. Read Ephesians 5:21-33, out loud if possible, in The Message. 21 Out of respect… Read More
Out with the OLD. In with the NEW. Be transformed: like a caterpillar to a butterfly. Read through Ephesians 4: 17-32 in The Message. Reading aloud helps us to both see and hear the words—with two senses instead of one. 17-19 And so I insist—and God backs me up on this—that there be no going… Read More
When I have God in the center of my life, when I am growing in my knowledge and faith, when I listen to the whispers of the Holy Spirit who lives in me, my words and actions will reflect Him. In other words: My theocracy matches my theology.
In 1965, The Impressions released a song written by Curtis Mayfield. People get ready, there’s a train a comin’ You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board All you need is faith, to hear the diesels hummin’ Don’t need no ticket, you just thank the Lord So people get ready, for the train… Read More
Wouldn’t you love to be known as one who had “the Holy Spirit come upon in power?” How wonderful it would be to share in the anointing that David had from God—an anointing to be a King for God’s people. Wait…you have a kingly anointing if you are a believer in Christ. The Heidelberg Catechism… Read More
In Christ, an everyday man or woman becomes someone with the power and authority to expose the devil’s schemes to drive him out and away from all things. The everyday man or woman “in Christ” has the power to speak truth into lies, cultivate righteousness into moral confusion, and inject peace into earthly conflict. The… Read More