Women of Faith

Faith, the Foundation “The righteous shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17, ESV). By Matt Kerry God appreciates those who love and trust Him (Proverbs 3:5-10). They are precious in His sight (Psalms 116:15). As their lives and wills are submitted to God, He develops in them an abiding faith. The Apostle Paul and James describe the importance of both faith and works. Faith is vital. But true faith is accompanied by works that demonstrate faith. Thus, James observes, “faith without works is []

Women of Virtue

Her Price is Above Rubies “Seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us by his own glory and virtue” (2 Peter 1:3, RVIC). — Micah Hess In a directive to the Gospel Age church, the Apostle Peter uses the word “virtue” (Strong’s G703, arete, excellence) as the second step in our transformation. He informs us that God, through His divine power, gives us all []

Servants of God by Knowledge

Knowledge and the Women of God “For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6. Scriptures from NASB, unless otherwise noted). — Ernie Kuenzli When he listed the character qualities to be developed by the church, Peter mentioned knowledge third in his list. “Applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control … perseverance … godliness … brotherly kindness … love” (2 Peter 1:5-7). This list []

Women of Self-Control

Yielding to God “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7 NIV). Self‑control is self‑discipline coming from a sound mind. Practicing self‑control does not mean a person is emotionless or robotic. It means that they are governed by God’s control of their life, overruling their desire for control. Fear can challenge self‑control. While godly self‑control allows us to stop and listen for God’s voice, fear can cause us to []

News and Views

Religious Fighting in eastern Congo, which has more than 120 armed groups, has simmered for years but spiked in late 2021 with the resurgence of the M23 group, which had been largely dormant for nearly a decade. The rebels have captured swaths of land and are accused by the United Nations of committing atrocities against civilians. Eastern Congo is also increasingly grappling with violence linked to Islamic militants. In January, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for killing at least 14 people []