Wielding Femininity is a set of devotionals about Bible women who used their feminine wiles for good or evil. We can learn much about ourselves from studying their lives.
Type: Bible Study
Who are elders, and why does any church need them? Max Lucado In the first letter Paul wrote to Timothy, he speaks to a church which already has elders and a church which has problems. This is a church Paul knows intimately, as he spent three years of service with these Christians. Some of their problems include: • Gender struggles (2:9) • False teachers who follow the...
Author: Max Lucado
Is debt inevitable or is it often incurred to buy things we want rather than need? Three lies credit card companies tell us are as follows: debt is a tool and should be used to create prosperity. You should get a credit cared to build your credit rating. You are always going to have a car pa yment. Preached at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship . Used by permission. Featured...
Speaker: Pete Briscoe
Scripture: Deuteronomy 28:12-13, Nehemiah 5:1-5, Proverbs 22:7
Proverbs 31 is often interpreted as a standard of measurement for wives and mothers. Actually, the chapter is based on teachings by King Lemuel's mother to recognize the love and sacrifice of godly women behind the scenes. Verses describing the value of a wife and mother are followed by ways family and friends can appreciate significant women in their lives.
Speaker: Roger Barrier, Julie Barrier
Scripture: Proverbs 31
Topic: Marriage, Motherhood
In the opening of Ruth's story, we hear of the tragic loss of her husband and brother-in-law. We can learn from this passage that the wrong direction always equals the wrong destination. Dead ends and famines in our lives can be the messes that we made, someone else made and setting the stage for a miracle. Sometimes our dead ends are just part of life. In the midst, we must...
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Ruth 1:1-5
We learn much about life from watching impoverished widow Ruth come to the fields of her kinsman Boaz. First of all, God has answers that we don't know about. Faithfulness will always be noticed and rewarded. It's easier to steer a moving car than a parked car. How you work says more about your Christian walk than how you worship.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Ruth 2, Matthew 5:16, 1 Peter 2:12, John 15:5-8, Hebrews 11
The number of very large churches continues to increase, as our graphic dramatically illustrates. And within that group, the biggest churches continue to get bigger. In the past I’ve written about everything from sanctuary sizes (very few new ones over 5,000) to the first megachurch (start with Pentecost when “about 3,000” were converted, per Acts 2:41) to global...
Author: Warren Bird
In 1 Cor. 14:34 the Apostle Paul’s letter states: “…the women should keep silent in the assemblies. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says.” There are several major problems with this statement. First, nowhere does the Jewish Law forbid women to speak in public gatherings. Paul, being a well-educated Jew, certainly would have...
Author: Eli Lyzorkin-Eyzenberg
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 14:34-34
As the father of five sons, I find myself cringing if the news comes on in front of them. With high-profile men seen to be using and abusing women in the highest realms of politics, government, sports, and entertainment, I sometimes wonder how to keep the concept of the predatory, misogynist man from being normalized for my sons. The truth is, though, this is not just a...
Author: Russell Moore
How many of you have ever had to forgive anyone? Was there ever a downside to it? Many studies have proven that childhood trauma and emotional trauma from the stresses of life take a toll on us physically. In one survey of 20,000 adults in San Diego: those who suffered physical and emotional abuse as children were more likely to develop serious illness such as heart disease,...
Author: Chet Weld