Living among the Pagans

A Study of 1 Peter 2:11 – 3:7 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us — 1 Peter 2:12 Introduction: Jesus-followers are pilgrims among pagans. First Peter describes Christians as cultural exiles […]

3 Critical Things to Do When You’re in Trouble

  “All Kinds of Trials” A Study of 1 Peter 1:3-9 Introduction: Perhaps you’ve been following the story of Pastor Andrew Brunson in the news. Thanks to Turkey’s brutal dictator, Erdogan, Brunson has become the most recent global face of persecution against Christians. Interestingly, 2000 years ago the apostle Peter wrote to believers in the […]

Thriving – A Study of Psalm 1

Prospering at Whatever You Do: How to Turn Each Day into a Blessing & Your Life into a Legacy Introduction: Many years ago, a wise woman told me to memorize Psalm 1, saying, “It is the door to the entire book of Psalms.” I did memorize Psalm 1, and most days quote it to myself. It’s […]

Phoebe Hinsdale Brown–A Remarkable Life!

Plus the Story Behind the First American Missionary to Japan… One of the women I want to meet in heaven is Phoebe Hinsdale Brown, who has a small vignette of a story in American history that is deeply meaningful to lovers of hymns. Hymnologists call her the first notable American woman hymnwriter. Her unlikely story […]