Dec 30, 2019
Jesus makes it clear that he is the Vine and we are the branches and God is the vine grower. To be all we are called to be, we need to be attached to the vine. It is quite a temptation to attach ourselves to other distractions but it will not help us to bear the fruit God desires.
Dec 23, 2019
Naomi was left as a refugee, a widow, and a mother who grieved the death of both of her sons. Her only choice for survival was to send her daughter-in-laws back to their homes and return to her homeland. One daughter-in-law, Ruth, refused to leave her and chose, instead to become a refugee in Ruth's homeland....
Dec 14, 2019
This week we are looking at a woman who Matthew identifies by her husband. She was the wife of Uriah the Hittite. Many modern preachers refer to her as the seductress and Matthew would have none of that. She is unnamed, reflecting her powerless against a man who abused his power and murdered her husband to cover it...
Dec 9, 2019
Rahab is the second woman listed in Jesus' family tree as found in the first chapter of Matthew. Rahab was the prostitute in the family tree and yet her courage and her affirmation of who God is and what God is doing showed more faith that the Israelites.
Dec 2, 2019
Her name was Tamar. She was the daughter-in-law of Judah, son of Jacob was sold his brother, Joseph, as a slave to merchants on their way to Egypt. He then lied to his father that Joseph had been killed by lions. Tamar had but one protection in life and because her father-in-law refused to protect her, she took a...