The Wise WomanIn the Bible, wise people are those who seek God's will and practice it in the best way possible. The wise woman seeks God's will for her life and lives accordingly. Let's take a quick look at what God is telling women in this passage.A...read more
The Love of Discipline The word discipline in Proverbs 12:1 means "correction". It's not like the idea of a professional discipline; it's more like the discipline someone receives from boot camp. We need to have people in our lives who help us to be better. Fellow...read more
Proverbs 11:1-4 has some practical advice on how to live wisely and bring glory to God in our lives. It’s important when reading through Proverbs that we look for the larger principal being discussed rather than the specifics of the situation. The wisdom in Proverbs...read more
Leaders’ Wives Why are there qualifications or characteristics for leader’s wives in the New Testament? A man’s wife will dramatically impact his work – for good or evil – and can even make his leadership entirely impotent. If a leader’s wife can affect him that much,...read more
Obedience from the Heart Many people think God changed in-between the testaments. In the Old Testament, God was mean, vengeful, and only interested in rote obedience to his legal code. In the New Testament, God cares about love, compassion, and mercy – commandments...read more
Proverbs 2.1-5 How can I know God’s will for my life? What does God want from me? What should I do with my life? How can I handle all the problems and trials I’m facing? These are some of the most popular questions in Christianity today. Proverbs 2.1-5 gives us...read more
Proverbs 1.7 says the "fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge." Let's begin the month of August by looking into the book of Proverbs to see all of the wonderful things God stored for us there. The Introductory Verses The first six verses of Proverbs serve as...read more
Politics and Purity Every day, as I read through the Bible, I'm amazed by what doesn't change. People have always been people, and we will forever continue to make the same mistakes. Proverbs 31 contains advice from a mother to her son, who happens to be a king. We...read more
In a previous post, we talked about marriage as God's way to avoid sexual temptation. The Bible is very straightforward about calling premarital sex, or fornication, a sin. It's wrong, and we shouldn't do it. But what if we've already committed that sin? Let's take a...read more
Not Secular Freedom I can remember the first time the Fourth of July fell on a Sunday after my conversion to Christianity. We were visiting family in Indiana, and we attended services at a small congregation in the countryside. The church didn't have a "located...read more
Can this list of troublesome verses be explained? Many times, if we take time to look at what God is actually saying, apparent difficulties will disappear. Other times, it is a faulty method of understanding the Bible that causes trouble. Reading an ancient text covering almost every social and cultural topic imaginable is quite a task and requires diligence and wisdom. Let’s go through these passages and see what God is actually saying.
Who are the local leaders in a church? Coming soon!
What is baptism? What does it mean? Coming soon!