Today’s WOP News

Ladies, as we navigate these unusual times, we would like to bring you words of encouragement with news, info and articles.

Today, the most recent post by our sister Barbaranne Kelly has been picked by Tim Challies in his very popular “a la carte” blog. You can access it here.

Other Reads for You

What’s your World View?  by Sharon Betters 

Never a Better Time for Family Prayer  Megan Hill

Subjection to the Governing Authorities  The Reformed Reader

 

From Jana:

Dear Sisters,

It has come to my attention that Ruth Smith, has end of life care with her around the clock now. It looks like it won’t be long until our dear sister is home with her Lord and Savior. Please pray for her as she goes through this final stage of her journey.

If you know of a prayer need to share with us, please let me know and I will keep everyone informed so we can pray. Also, I am investigating how to set up an online book study of Praying together using Zoom technology. Stay tuned …

For His glory and His bride,
Jana

Romans Week 7, part 2

There’s no good place to break Romans 8:31–39, really. My last post only covered the questions that Paul was asking as he built to his magnificent conclusion. If this entire passage is, as James Boice declares, “the Everest of the letter, and thus the highest peak in the highest Himalayan range of Scripture,”[1] then we merely paused in our ascent at one of the camps on our way to the summit. Let’s continue our climb, shall we?

Remember the questions that went before, asking, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” If God unsparingly gave us his Son, how will he not also with him give us all things? If God justified us, who could possibly bring any charge against us? If Christ died in our place, taking our condemnation upon himself; and was raised and ascended to his Father’s right hand as proof that his substitutionary atonement was accepted; and, furthermore, if he is even now interceding for us— Continue reading “Romans Week 7, part 2”

Romans, Week 7, Part 1

The recent weeks have been so fully-packed that I haven’t been able to get this final post written to wrap-up our study of Romans chapter 8. But now that I am self-isolating, and many of the things that occupied my time are now cancelled, I figure it’s the perfect time to reflect on God being for me in the face of everything that is arrayed against me.

Paul asks in Romans 8:31, “What then shall we say to these things?” What are “these things” to which Paul seeks an answer? In broad terms they are everything that Paul has written in the letter to this point pertaining to what God has done for us in Christ. But more specifically he is pointing toward the immediate context of what he has just written—that before the creation of the world, God himself set his love upon us and predestined us to be conformed to the image of Christ. To this end even now he is orchestrating all things to work together for our good, which ultimately is to bear Christ’s image perfectly. And then, in time, God called, justified, and glorified all those whom he so predestined (8:28-30). Continue reading “Romans, Week 7, Part 1”

Psalm Study

Tuesday March 3rd was our last class. Thank you all for coming. I have loved being your leader the past few months. Keep reading and praying the Psalms.

Psa 18:2  The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psa 18:3  I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.