Tag Archives: Margaret Feinberg

To lay all we are and all we have before the throne to gain God’s perspective. To join the never-ending prayer that swirls the throne room.

This Throne Room Prayer Changes Everything

This Throne Room Prayer Changes Everything

  What’s the one prayer that is spoken every day, every hour, every minute, even now? It’s a simple but potent prayer tucked into the book of Revelation. The beloved disciple, John, finds himself trapped on the island of Patmos. He blinks and suddenly sees an open door. A familiar voice beckons, “Come up here”

Revelation: Tempted to Give Up on God?

  Opening Group Activity (10–15 MINUTES) What you’ll need: Sheet of blank paper for each person Pens, markers, and/or watercolors Each participant is invited to use the paper and drawing/writing tools to create either a picture of what’s described in Revelation 1:12-16 or a list (words or images) of symbols included in the description. Discuss

Are you feeling afraid? What if you could be free of fear? What if you talked back to that fear about your God? What if that fear shrank back at the tender care your God takes in every detail of your life? What if that was your story instead?

God Is My Shield

Lie: The World Is a Dangerous, Scary Place He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. — Proverbs 30:5 I asked my friend Troy which prayer he wanted God to answer above all others. He said he wanted to be free of fear. “I thought about praying for God to fix my

Beautiful Beyond Measure

I Am Beautiful Beyond Measure

Lie: Getting Older Is the Worst You are altogether beautiful. — Song of Songs 4:7 Walking through Costco, I spotted a makeup mirror on sale and scooped it into my basket. But let me tell you a little something: this wasn’t an average mirror — it was a whopping, twenty-times-magnification mirror with a fancy fluorescent

No Weapon Formed Against Me Will Prosper

No weapon formed against you shall prosper. — Isaiah 54:17 NKJV When I was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, my mind raced: What’s the treatment plan? How will my body respond? How quickly can I recover from chemotherapy? I resisted only one question: Why me? When crisis crashes into your life, it’s easy to ask

Taste and See: The Jeweled Symbolism of Salt in Scripture

Much like the natural wonderment of the mine, salt glistens throughout the pages of the Bible. The first mention of salt in Scripture is also the most infamous. In Genesis, God rains down sulfur on Sodom, Gomorrah & Co. for debauchery and neglect of the poor. Lot’s wife cranes her neck for a forbidden glimpse

Taste and See: Why the Lamb Is One Year Old

All the time talking about meat and antiquity makes me curious to know Matt’s perspective on one particular animal: the lamb. At Local Yocal, the largest demand for lamb is always around the Passover. I am not surprised. In scouring the Bible for mentions of lamb and sheep, one word kept emerging as synonymous with

a land flowing with milk and honey

The Land of Milk and Honey

Editor’s note: Margaret Feinberg wondered, How can people understand the promise of a land overflowing with honey when we buy it in a bear-shaped bottle? So she set out on a journey to find out the significance of honey… and sheep and wine… to better understand God and have a richer relationship with Him. Enjoy

Taste and See — That’s a Wrap!

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life.” — John 6:35a NIV  You are the salt of the earth. — Matthew 5:13 Hey, OBS friends, it’s wrap-up week! How did this study go by so fast? Like an unforgettable six-course meal, we have savored every week with you, and have loved seeing your foodie

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