Taking the Lead . . . .

In the margin of my Bible, right next to Psalm 45, I have written the following words: take the lead, at the front, for causes bigger than you—don’t be shy. To the right of these words I have placed a star, scrawled in pencil, and to the left of these words an arrow pointing toward Psalm 45:4, which, with the […]

Weeping for Orlando, and More

The italicized heading tucked into the middle of Romans 12 within my Bible says, “Marks of the True Christian.” And then, just a few words below that heading is the exhortation to “weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15). A cursory reflection on the meaning of the word “weep” suggests weeping as an indication of grief and pain—mourning. Moreover, it […]

To Change the World

Our brief series entitled, Warrior: A Study of Biblical Womanhood,  may be summarized in a simple statement: women are ezer-warriors, to be reckoned with, bearing God’s image, and, called to change the world. It is the final part of this statement that captures our attention today. Esther is a powerful example of a woman who bested numerous cultural expectations with […]

Warriors, to be Reckoned With

Unless the Lord returns and takes us to Heaven, this coming Sunday at Bethel Church we will run headlong into a brief but important sermon series entitled, Warrior: A Study of Biblical Womanhood. This journey will take all of us—men and women—through the Scriptures’ winding roads, where we will make meaningful stops in places like Genesis 1 and 2, Proverbs […]

Doing Good; Planning Harm

Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good […]