The Pastoral Letters, Lesson 1

We began our study of the Pastoral Epistles by revisiting Acts and where we pick up from that study. When we finished Acts Paul was a prisoner in Rome. During that time period he wrote Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon, known as the “prison epistles”.  After he was released, he wrote the Pastoral Epistles in which he gives direction to Timothy and Titus about how to manage the various duties and problems involved in pastoring a church. Continue reading “The Pastoral Letters, Lesson 1”

Week 0


I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you, O LORD… I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word. Proverb 119:11, 15-16

Greetings in the glorious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

We are warming up for our memorization of 1 John. I realize that some of you may not have picked up your materials yet but no worries, we will begin next week (on Monday) with blogging through the weeks of memorization. This post is to welcome you to our joint endeavor to hide God’s word in our hearts and to give a few tips for those who are new to the P2R method of memorizing scripture. Continue reading “Week 0”

Closer Than A Sister, Week 5


Part 3b: Challenges in Sisterhood, Chapter 13 (pp. 187-191) 


It has been my great honor to serve you these past five weeks through the blog. It is my hope that you have felt connected to the study, even if you were unable to attend in person, and that it has increased your fervor for biblical community.

In this last session, we looked back at all 3 sections of the book: A Community of Faith (Chapters 1-3), Living with Sisters in Community (Chapters 4-9), and Challenges to Sisterhood (Chapters 10-13), concluding with Fox’s call to see and savor Jesus as our Perfect Friend (Chapter 13).

As Jana addressed the Summer study group for the last time on Wednesday, I was so struck by her beautiful exhortation that I could think of no better way to close out this study than by enclosing her words below:




Here we are at the end of the study.

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