Getting questions or encouraging messages from my readers is wonderful, especially since this is the Internet where the vast majority of comments tend to be hateful or negative. Recently a woman who said she’s nearly 80 wrote to me asking me for help and prayer regarding the book Jesus Calling. It’s emails like that that keep me plugging away here and I am thankful for them.

On a related note, someone named Mike left me a comment asking me to email him and discuss The Village Church. So Mike, for whatever reason, WordPress did not show me your email address to get in touch with you. I would like to talk with you if you email me at steakandabible (AT) gmail.com.

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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2 Responses to Encouragement

  1. Susan Schagelin says:

    Please Julia, let me know how it went with the lady and Sarah Young’s book…I have SO many
    friends in our church that read that book daily…I have directed them to internet articles, even
    bought several of Warren Smith’s books and handed them out…have been told by a Pastor’s wife
    recently that it is not my battle, but God’s. What is the correct way to handle this problem??
    Thank you, Serving Him!! Susan

    • Julia says:

      If I hear back from her and she gives me permission I will share. In the meantime pray for her and her friend.

      I’m afraid I disagree with your pastor’s wife on this one. Actually, it’s your pastor’s job really to be protecting the sheep, but often church leaders are unaware of what is influencing the congregation. And unfortunately in other cases they are aware and either see no problem with the book or teaching in question OR they are unwilling to address it.

      WE are our brothers’ (and sisters) keepers. So I think continuing to pray for them and share the truth in love with articles and books is the right thing to do. I have not always been courageous enough to do that, but I do believe that is part of each Christian’s responsibilities toward one another.

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