For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him, as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.—Hebrews 4:12
Jen Wilkin offers a word of warning in her latest blog post, The Instagram Bible:
Women's Ministry is delighted to offer 16 different Bible study classes this Fall. Wondering how to get signed up? Here are some ways to register:
Online registration links are listed for each class. (Simply click the underlined link of the class you wish to sign up for.)
We welcome you to call or email the specific campus contact listed below for help, more information, or to sign up.
Downtown Women's Bible Studies:
Do you find parts of the Bible confusing? Is your time in God's word laced with guilt? Does legalism plague your study? Are you apathetic about coming to the Bible? Come and learn to leave the baggage behind and receive God through his word as the only anchor for your soul in every season.
From Sam Crabtree, Pastor for Small Groups, North Campus
We’ve already begun eternity.
We travel irreversibly and everlastingly into the future. It is a future known exhaustively to God and only fragmentarily to us. To us, most of it remains hidden. That includes 2016.
The God who reveals is also the God who hides. He has hidden much of the future from us, and he will reveal it moment by moment.
The future is not the only thing he hides.
He hides himself from the wicked.
Cush fathered Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD. Therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD." The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. From that land he went into Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-Ir, Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.—Genesis 10:8–12
All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for God’s people (2 Timothy 3:16), but there are mountain ranges in Scripture with some peaks that rise higher than others. Through the ages, God’s people have spent much time surveying the landscape of Scripture. The nearly universal testimony is that the Psalms soar to such heights that they offer some of the most towering peaks in all of Scripture. Noted expositor James Montgomery Boice went so far as to say, “There is no more wonderful portion of Scripture than the Psalms.”
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany my weekend sermon on July 25/26, “True Happiness: the Word of God" (Psalm 1). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.