King Solomon, the wisest man in all of history, gives us practical principles for daily living. Prudence, integrity, discretion and godly passion should permeate all of our relationships.
Type: Bible Study
Adultery in our culture has become acceptable, even commonplace. The path to promiscuity is paved by a lot of prominent people. It is amazing what happens in this process. How does adultery happen? It starts with a distraction, or a sense of entitlement. Maybe you have gone through a very exhausting time at work. Maybe you are in a financial pinch. Maybe you are...
Author: Ed Young Jr.
Whereas Isaac was entirely God’s doing, Ishmael was the result of Abraham’s doing. Where Isaac was a gift according to grace, Ishmael was a work of the flesh The contrast between self-reliance and God-dependence for our relational standing with Him These represent the 2 different ways of relating to God: law versus grace, flesh versus Spirit. Ishmael people see God as mere...
Speaker: Britt Merrick
Scripture: Galatians 4:21-31, Genesis 21:8-9, Genesis 17:18-18
What are good and evil? More specifically, how shall we define moral evil, functional evil, functional good, and moral good? Moral Evil is behavior, thoughts, and feelings that violate God’s law, will, and character. These are behaviors that we always consider to be wrong and can never be right (Exodus 20:1-17). For instance, lying is a moral evil and is never considered...
Author: Tom Terry
Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17, Deuteronomy 28:15-68, Genesis 1:10-32, Galatians 5:22-23, Leviticus 11:44-44, Genesis 3:1-24
Why is America divided? It is possible to bridge the rift? America is divided for one, simple, yet profound reason. We no longer believe the same things. Take the case of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Politically they were polar opposites, yet they shared the most basic principles of morality, right and wrong. In today’s America, most on the political left don’t believe...
Author: Tom Terry
Have you seen control and manipulation divide your church? Have you suffered through the fall of a spiritual leader into sexual sin? The life of Queen Jezebel gives us a window of how Satan operates in our churches to destroy God's people. To understand the spirit of control and manipulation as epitomized by Jezebel, we must understand the genesis of her personality in...
Author: Francis Frangipane
The recent spate of terrorism employed by ISIS has scared the liver out of people around the world, it’s barbarism even chilling the blood. Numerous Christians have weighed-in on the problem. And emotions run hot on all sides, sometimes to over-boiling. Social media sites are ablaze with opinions, laments, and outrage. Some are clamoring, “Off with their heads! Spare none...
Author: Frank Viola
Pornography is not new, but the digital age has made it more ubiquitous and accessible than ever before. The technological realities of smartphones and high-speed internet have fundamentally changed the landscape of pornography, and ushered it into the cultural mainstream where it enjoys increasingly widespread acceptance. In Barna’s landmark study, The Porn Phenomenon ...
Author: David Kinnaman
Fear and superstition? Really? Have I got your attention? Recently I’ve been reading the book, How The West Really Lost God , by Mary Eberstadt. The book makes a strong case for the Western decline of Christianity being tightly related to the decline of the traditional family. However, one quote caught my attention. It is a summary statement of the position atheists...
Author: Tom Terry
Excuses are like hiding places that promise to keep you safe from difficult things. Ignore them. The only things that reproduce faster than rabbits are excuses when you’ve got important work to do. Everyday when I sit down to work (I’m a writer), here are the excuses I make: 1. It’s too early too write. 2. It’s too late. 3. Do I have the right music to write to? 4....
Author: Jon Acuff