Today I will begin a three-week blogging vacation. During this time, I will pray, think, read, and plan for the month of August for the Mark Riser – Apologist blog in apologetics and discipleship.I will also attend worship, teach my Life Group, serve at church, and do all the things that need to be done. … Continue reading Vacation 2022!
Read I Samuel 1:4-28; 2:1-6As we begin I Samuel, the days of the judges were coming to a close. The nation of Israel had hit or was nearing rock bottom. Yet, one thing remained the same, the faithfulness of God and His redemptive mission. The story of Hannah reminds us that God is always faithful … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Judges #4
2022 #7In Acts 15, the early church had an important decision to take.How would the new Gentile converts relate to the Jewish foundations of the faith of Christianity?The answer that came from a meeting in Jerusalem in the first century AD still resounds in our lives today. That Jerusalem Council not only gave the Gentiles … Continue reading IMPORTANT MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT
Read Ruth 1:6-9, 16-17; 2:2-12; 4:9-17If you remember the Four Spiritual Laws tract, the first law states that “God Loves You and Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life.” I wonder if Naomi was considering that principle as she returned to Bethlehem. She and her family had left Israel some years before because of famine … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Judges #3
On Friday, June 24, the United States Supreme Court handed down a momentous decision. It was one that about which, frankly, I never thought I would write. In their decision, a majority of the justices struck down the decisions of Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood, the decisions which codified the right to … Continue reading Five Takeaways from Dobbs