People often wonder why the Lord is taking so long to return. However, we should be thankful for our patient God as recipients of his mercy demonstrated in divine longsuffering. Today, we consider Peter's inspired insight on the issue as we remember our patient God.
Last week we considered Jeremiah's low-point. Today, we remember (what I contend is) the high-point of Jeremiah's faith, found in the third lament poem of Lamentations. In it we see the focus, basis, and result of his trust in God, a trust that produced a steadfast hope in the prophet despite the present difficulties.
Discouragement is a frequent experience in the work of the church (regardless of one's capacity of service). In this lesson, we consider a low point of Jeremiah's ministry and the Lord's correction of the prophet. We will also think about the implications for our own endeavors for Christ.
Love is central to the Kingdom which makes our conception of love critical. In this lesson, we will contrast a common conception of love held by our culture in light of the example of God (and the ultimate self-revelation of God in Jesus).
On Independence Day we celebrate our freedom. However, there is a greater freedom - a spiritual freedom - spoken of by the psalmist in Psalm 118, a freedom that points to something far better when viewed through the lens of Jesus Christ.
When you think of great examples of fatherhood, Job doesn't readily come to mind. However, his example of tremendous concern for the spiritual well-being of his children is a worthy example and reminder for all dads this Father's Day.