Why do we go to church? Sometimes it’s out of a sense of obligation. Sometimes it’s to find community. Or maybe it makes us feel better about ourselves. Do we need to go to church? Aren’t there many other ways to meet with God? Hebrews 10 teaches us about God’s design for the church, and gives us compelling reasons for not missing out.
When there's no end in sight to our suffering, how do we walk faithfully with Jesus? Picking up where Part 1 left off (our position of trust in the God we've come to know), in Part 2 we’ll examine what we do with our grief, holding our faith in tandem with a recognition of our sorrow and a petition for God's help, all while knowing (spoiler alert) our rescue is certain.
In a story, a lack of resolution is really uncomfortable for us. Even worse is when we suffer in real-life without any apparent purpose or end in sight. We struggle to even wrap our minds around unresolved suffering because we’ve put our faith in a God who promises he’s infinitely good. When we're stuck in the middle of unresolved suffering, there's hope for us in Psalm 88.
Jesus commands us to make disciples. That sounds scary, though, and I’ve never known where to start. It's always seemed like such an intimidating task. But once I actually started discipling a young woman, I realized that it only seemed daunting because I had been trying to take the lead. Everything changed when I realized that the Lord would lead me and show me what to do. And it was Jesus, not me, that she needed anyway.
Sin. It's a topic we often feel is best avoided. It can feel invasive, intense, or even rude. It's certainly not a politically or socially correct topic of conversation. But by avoiding the topic of sin, are we actually short-changing ourselves? What if talking about sin helps us talk about Jesus?
Death truly is the last enemy. It haunts the lives of unbelievers – threatening eternal separation from God at every moment. But, as the thief on the cross shows us, even in a sinner’s last breath there is hope.
Have you ever felt out of place at your worship service? Sometimes it’s hard to know where you fit with everyone else. The worship scene described in Revelation 4-5 shows you that you belong with your brothers and sisters around the throne of God.
Your heart is the core of who you are—your personality, feelings, hopes, dreams, and motivations. But as humans, we’ve had heart problems from the very beginning. In Luke 6, Jesus gives us a way to gauge the condition of our hearts, whether they're good or bad, by examining the fruit our hearts bear. Read on to find out how Jesus redefines "good" and "bad" from what we've always thought they were, and gives us the key to live in the way he commands us.
Do you ever worry about what’s going to happen? Are worst-case-scenarios always on your mind? Even though you know the truth, do you functionally fear that God won’t provide what you need? If so, then the Verity Fall Conference is for you. Here’s why…
THE VERITY FELLOWSHIP IS A GOSPEL-CENTERED MINISTRY OF WESTERN SEMINARY, ENCOURAGING AND EQUIPPING WOMEN TO USE THE SCRIPTURE WELL.
We believe that Jesus is central. We want women to be reminded of the beauty and importance of Jesus Christ as they teach the Bible so that his centrality flows into every aspect of their ministries. Find out more about Verity or our Events.