Teach Them to Know the Lord

Recently my daughter asked me what the most important job in the world was? Many people may answer with doctor, lawyer, teacher, or president. However, I told her being a mom and dad is the most important job in the world. You see, in Genesis, one of God’s first instructions to man and woman wasContinue reading “Teach Them to Know the Lord”

Leadership in the New Testament

I recently completed a study looking for biblical themes of leadership in the Old Testament. I followed that study up with a look at the New Testament. Between the two, I have started to develop a theology of leadership. There are an overwhelming number of books on leadership, but I’ve found it personally satisfying toContinue reading “Leadership in the New Testament”

Leadership in the Old Testament

I recently completed a study looking for biblical themes of leadership in the Old Testament. I found several but zeroed in on three. The lessons are not just for members of ministry but are for Christians in any leadership position whether it is business or a father leading his family. Introduction The Old Testament (OT)Continue reading “Leadership in the Old Testament”

Is the Apostle Paul Outdated?

Paul’s Influence Today Paul’s life was far from ordinary. His ministry was provocative, while his reputation was contentious, and throughout his ministry he suffered much for the gospel.[1] Paul’s letters continue to ignite heated debates concerning his remarks on “Israel, homosexuality, women, spiritual gifts, and the end times.”[2] Yet, he is also remembered as aContinue reading “Is the Apostle Paul Outdated?”

God’s People: Old & New Testament Community

Community is central to both the Old and New Testaments. This theme is seen as the Bible focuses on people experiencing community with God and with others. From the beginning of the Bible, this is evident, as God declared in Genesis that “It is not good that the man should be alone” (Gen. 2:18, ESV).Continue reading “God’s People: Old & New Testament Community”

Christianity’s Jewish Roots

            Context is key to understanding any message. If the context is not clear, then messages will often be misinterpreted or completely misunderstood. That is why Luke went to great lengths to depict the authentic Jewish roots of the early church recorded in Acts. It was important for Luke to depict the “Jewishness” of theContinue reading “Christianity’s Jewish Roots”

Most Neglected Resource: God’s Word

Sometimes we get into a spiritual rut. We feel like our walk with Christ has slowed or we find that we have drifted from our relationship. There may be many causes, but I usually find that when I’m feeling this way, that I am not spending enough time in the Bible. I’m not alone inContinue reading “Most Neglected Resource: God’s Word”

Spiritual Development During Seminary

Introduction Being commissioned into God’s work and starting seminary is life changing. It is a journey which, at times, will be exciting and challenging. God uses these positive and negative events to shape us as we walk with Christ. To help you persevere and grow in your personal spiritual development during seminary, it is importantContinue reading “Spiritual Development During Seminary”