Faithfulness in the Fires of Tribulation

33 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will affliction, or turmoil, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:33-39 (LSB) Read Romans 36-39 on the site.

Many years ago, probably over 30 years ago, I was serving as a deacon in our church and my wife and me were hosting a small group in our home on Sunday evenings. I have fond memories of that time. One of the couples in that group was a husband and wife who were probably about 10 to 15 years older than my wife and me….

Both were very mature Christians and I loved them both. During this period I was also a Precept leader at Church and the wife of that couple was one of my students.

After several weeks of meetings, I received a call at work one day from my wife. I could tell something was wrong. The husband of that couple had been found dead in his garage. He had a bad heart condition and it appeared that he had had a heart attack. I was devastated. I called the other couples in the group so we could minister to the family. The other couples in our group got some food together to take to them. I and a close friend in our small group volunteered to take the food to the house and minister to the family. View article →