WoW! Things are a little crazy right now. The uncertainty of life and the fragile nature of our world has slapped us in the face! We are not in control of our own personal or collective destiny. However, the most important things of all have not changed. Consider Psalms 16. It closes with these … Read moreWoW! Things are a little crazy right now!
Nobody likes to be corrected, right? “Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid” (Proverbs 12:1). Ouch! I think I just got “corrected!” The beauty of the Proverbs is in the indisputable lessons they teach. Proverbs are written in a way that forces us to see things as they are. Try … Read moreNobody likes to be corrected, right?
Why Does God Allow Sin to be in this World? I do not know of a specific statement in scripture that gives a reason. So, I cannot give you a definite answer. What the Bible does say may give us an indication of possibilities. Please understand, I must be careful not to presume too … Read moreWhy Does God Allow Sin to be in this World?
What Does God Require of YOU? There are various statements scattered throughout the Bible that so capture the essence of our relationship with God, that they stand significantly and timelessly, representing the whole of our duty to Him. Hear these words from Micah, a prophet in Israel: “And what does the Lord require of you … Read moreWhat Does God Require of YOU?
I’m getting some help in lesson prep! When should children begin to learn God’s Word? Children should begin to learn the Word and Way of the Lord as soon as they are able to learn anything. An understanding of God is not one more thing among many that children need to know. God’s truth must be … Read moreI’m getting some help in lesson prep!
Another Peaceful Protest When Jesus began His ministry, he launched His own “peaceful protest.” It was called preaching the kingdom of God. He called for change. He called for love of one’s enemies. He called for forgiveness. He called for kindness toward strangers. He called for a uniting of all people in one body. … Read moreAnother Peaceful Protest
What does the Bible say about Baptizing Babies? It may come as a surprise to some but the Bible says nothing about baptizing babies. Yet, infant baptism is commonly practiced by many in the name of Christ even though there is not a single instance of or instruction for baptizing infant children. Jesus wanted the little … Read moreWhat does the Bible say about Baptizing Babies?
Do Your Part First … God Will Do His! We go to the Lord with a list and a longing for all the things He should do for us – even those of us who are focused on things spiritual. However, James wrote, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your … Read moreDo Your Part First … God Will Do His!
What does the Bible say about women pastors? It may come as a surprise to some, but the Bible says nothing about women pastors. The word pastor means shepherd. It is used in the Bible, in the normal sense, to refer to those who tend sheep (Luke 2:8). The word is often used, metaphorically, of someone … Read moreWhat Does the Bible Say About Women Pastors?
Who Do You Think About in Bible Study? As a teacher I have noticed so very often that people studying the Bible want to talk about others who are failing to do what is right. It is embarrassing to admit that, after some years of noticing people apply scripture to others, it occurred to me that … Read moreWho Do You Think About in Bible Study?