Bible Study · Cross Reference

The Whole Counsel of God, Bible Study Part IV

This series is aimed at helping you study the Bible. Parts I-III cover: how to read the passage, how to study the context of the passage, and how to understand the meaning of the words of the passage. Step four will look at the whole counsel of God. In Acts 20:27 the apostle Paul speaks… Continue reading The Whole Counsel of God, Bible Study Part IV

Children · Mother · Prayer · Proverbs

Praise for Boring, Faithful Moms

Let me start out by saying I’m not a mom, so my deficiency starts there. But I have three advantages that would allow me to write such an article. First, this might surprise you, but I have a mom. I’ve observed her my whole life and how she functions, loves others, and how she has… Continue reading Praise for Boring, Faithful Moms

Bible Study · Define · Romans 8:28 · Word Definition

Defining Terms is Vital to Bible Study Part III

We have talked a lot about how to study your Bible. Just picking it up and reading will provide knowledge of God and blessings to your life. If you know how to study your Bible, you will have a better grasp of what is being written and who God is. The first two parts to… Continue reading Defining Terms is Vital to Bible Study Part III

Kindness · Nice

God Never Said to be Nice

When it comes to words and definitions, our current society spins them to their agenda. This becomes very confusing when we attempt to have a conversation. If we are using the same words with different meanings, we make assumptions in the conversation that may lead us to even more hostility. First, when speaking of niceness… Continue reading God Never Said to be Nice

Christ Centered · Christ like · Godliness · Holiness

Are You Too Godly for God?

There is a misunderstanding today that Christianity is synonymous with conservatism. This is easily misunderstood in our current climate because of what a true conservative (not necessarily Republican but conservative) believes. When it comes to how we conserve finances, what we believe about traditional marriage, and other important issues, we may jump to the conclusion… Continue reading Are You Too Godly for God?

Books · Glenn Sunshine · James W. Sire · Philosophy · Ronald H. Nash · Worldview

Christian Philosophy and Worldview – Read These 5 Books

I believe that philosophy is integral to the Christian life. The way we think about things is important in understanding who we are and Who God is. For centuries philosophy and logic were part of the curriculum for every child, but this sadly was phased out over the last 100 years. Because of this, most… Continue reading Christian Philosophy and Worldview – Read These 5 Books

Apologize · Confession · Guilt · Job · Satan · Truth

Apologize No Matter What?

Should we “apologize no matter what?” Some people live by this motto. Generally, they are perceived as people-pleasers with weak spines. Their chief end is to avoid conflict. Others were children raised to “just apologize.” Others are those who want to “just keep the peace,” so they apologize. Others live by the phrase, “happy wife,… Continue reading Apologize No Matter What?

Experience · False accusations · Lies · Truth

Does Experience Equal Truth?

Part III Consequences to Misunderstood Experience We have discussed how experience does not always equal truth in the first two articles. The first showed us how we need to test our experience to ensure it is true. The second looked at Cain’s belief that he experienced true worship, only to find that God rejected it.… Continue reading Does Experience Equal Truth?

Abel · Cain · Experience · Genesis · Sacrifice · Trust · Worship

Does Experience Equal Truth?

Part II: Case Study of Cain and Abel We have already explored the idea that experience, while often true, does not always equal truth in Part 1. We need to test or explore to make sure what we believe we are experiencing is true. The account of Cain and Abel make a great case study… Continue reading Does Experience Equal Truth?

Experience · Proverbs · Reality · Truth

Does Experience Equal Truth?

Part I: Testing Our Experience We live during a time when people have placed massive amounts of stock into the market of experience. Think about something as simple as shopping. We often don’t just want the duty of buying something, but “lifestyle shopping.”  A business friend of mine recently explained this concept to me. He… Continue reading Does Experience Equal Truth?