How does the Church deal with poverty? How do we understand what the Bible says about care for the poor and how it says, “If any will not work, neither let him eat”? As I conclude the second volume of Proverbially Speaking, we look at “Poor Excuses” and God’s Answers. Like so much in Scripture, we are called to a balance we struggle to achieve.
I continues the Little Hills series in Proverbs, considering what the Proverbs tell us about whom we should spend time around.
How important is our integrity in daily life to God? Is it really necessary? That’s my questions to consider for this week’s message.
As we wrap up “alive,” we find that the resurrection speaks to more than just us having a body again: it speaks to restoration for the world.
What does it mean to be resurrected? We have lots of ideas, but are they what God is actually promising? As we continue through 1 Corinthians 15 this week, we get to that central point — and struggle — with the doctrine of the resurrection of the dead. It’s so important to understand so that we can approach life and death with the hope God gives us.
This week on Steadfast, I looked at the promise of resurrection for each of us. Many in our society would accept a lot of Jesus’ teachings and yet discount the resurrection as just a comforting myth to help us cope with death. Paul has speaks very clearly in the next part of 1 Cor. 15 on why that cannot be.
The hope of Easter is based on the foundation that Jesus intended to, was able to and did accomplish salvation for us. For my new Steadfast series — “Alive” — I turn to the hope we find in 1 Corinthians 15 regarding Jesus’s resurrection.
The last of the poisons in our series is “discord.” How do we know when we are causing discord and when we are standing up for what is good and righteous?
We would never steal… or would we? I continued the series “Six Poisons” this week as we turn to the topic of false witnesses and how we often steal something precious from those around us without even thinking about it.
On this one year anniversary of Steadfast, I continue our series, “Six Poisons,” thinking about the evil plans we can allow ourselves to fall into — and God’s better plans.