This week, I’ve been reading in the book of Ecclesiastes, and man, it’s really caused me to think deeply.
Honestly, this book is full to the brim of pessimism, nihilism, and straight-up melancholic hopelessness.
“I observed everything going on under the sun, and really, it is all meaningless—like chasing the wind.”
“So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can.”
It’s opened my eyes, though – and so much so.
Because truly, don’t we all feel this at times? The whole church sanctuary’s full of people singing, and “How great is our God!” And “…in His presence our problems disappear.” And “You heal my broken heart…”
And for some of us, at different times in our lives, that’s the last thing we want to hear. Sure, God might be good…but we don’t feel it. We don’t feel like raising our hands in praise, we don’t feel like singing about the beautiful life He’s given us, we don’t feel like any of it. The problems are still there.
Continue reading “When Life Just Feels…Meaningless.”
Welcome to week thirteen – the final week – of the Hebrews Bible Study on Scattered Journal Pages.
And wow, we’ve made it so far. I don’t have the time to bring up every lesson discussed in these thirteen weeks – so that’s what the previous post list is for, of course. This means now that if you want to access any study on any chapter in the entire Book of Hebrews, they’re all in the archives, open for the reading. I’m excited about that!
Continue reading “What The Christian Life is Really About (Hebrews Bible Study: Week 13)”
I can’t believe we’ve made it this far, everyone. Welcome to week eleven of our Hebrews Bible Study. Only two weeks left, and I can’t wrap my head around how fast the time’s gone by.
So before we hop into this week’s study, let’s review what we covered in week ten.
Continue reading “What Will You Do With Jesus? (Hebrews Bible Study: Week 11)”
Thanks for joining me this week for Hebrews 9! Come on and jump right in, here and now. Read about truth, about grace, and about our amazing Jesus.
Continue reading “It is Forgiven. (Hebrews Bible Study: Week 9)”
Thanks for joining us this week for Hebrews chapter 8! I’m so glad you’re here – feel free to hop right in!
Last week, we discovered a few new things.
*The law has changed – and it’s marvelous. Jesus is sufficient.
*Jesus will never stop being able to save us, sinners.
*Jesus’ sacrifice for us was once for all – because He Himself was enough to cover all sin.
Last week’s takeaway: Jesus is enough for us – and even more; a life lived by grace is one of true holiness.
Continue reading “Where Do You Find Your Identity? (Hebrews Bible Study: Week 8)”
It’s never too late to join in this weekly blog Bible Study! Come find rest with us in this moment as we explore the book of Hebrews together.
A Brief Note: this isn’t a comprehensive and intense verse-by-verse Bible Study. It’s not a lecture, filled with incomprehensible theology and perplexing words – and I don’t want it to be taken that way.
This Bible Study is not a commentary and it’s not a headache, either. Really. No, it’s more like a regular blog post of mine – filled with a few truths from a few verses, and nothing too hard to “get.”
It’s truth for the people, people. I don’t want anyone to feel alienated. And yet, it’s so amazing to learn and be reminded of these important truths here in this Book.
Continue reading “We Are Redeemed! (Hebrews Bible Study: Week 5)”
Welcome to week 4 of the Summer Hebrews Bible Study, everyone!
If you’re new, I’d just like to say that I’m so happy to have you here, and you’re welcome to join right now, even if you haven’t participated before. I post a new Bible Study installment every Tuesday of the summer, and a regular post here on Saturdays.
For those of you who have been following along, you know the drill. We review the last week’s main points, read the new chapter, read through the study guide, and review the discussion questions, which you can answer in the comments or just for yourself.
Continue reading “Why Grace Brings Us To True Rest (Hebrews Bible Study: Week 4)”
I can’t believe it’s already Tuesday again! Happy Hebrews Summer Bible Study, my friends.
Grab some coffee (or the beverage of your choice), and come sit outside with me and as all of us study the scriptures together.
If you’re new, you’re welcome to hop right in where we are now! You don’t have to have done the first two weeks if you haven’t done them yet, but of course it’ll only help and give you a chance to get a feel for what we’re doing here.
Continue reading “How Simple Belief Rescues Our Souls (Hebrews Bible Study: Week 3)”