At War with God (James 4:4–10)

Previously, we saw there are wars happening within ourselves and wars happening with each other. Today, we will discover the primary reason we are at war with ourselves and, consequently, with each other: we are at war with God. We will also discuss how this war can be stopped. At War with God (James 4:4–10) The root […]

Spiritual Responsibilities of Men and Women: Part 2 (1 Timothy 2)

In 1 Timothy 2, Paul exhorts the men and women in the church and reminds them of their spiritual responsibilities. In Part 1, we saw a spiritual responsibility of men in the church: praying. Today, we will look at a spiritual responsibility of women. The Women—Submitting (2:9–15) I also want the women to dress modestly, […]

The Ins and Outs of Christian Living (Philippians 2:12–18)

“Few things are harder to put up with,” wrote Mark Twain, “than the annoyance of a good example.” Perhaps the thing most annoying about a good example is its inability to accomplish the same achievements in our own lives. Admiration for a great person can inspire us, but it cannot enable us. Unless the person […]

The Great Example: Part 2 (Philippians 2:1–11)

Jesus illustrates the four characteristics of the person with the submissive mind. In Part 1, we saw the first two traits. Now, we will look at the last two virtues of the person with the submissive mind. He Sacrifices (2:8) Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the […]

The Great Example: Part 1 (Philippians 2:1–11)

People can rob us of our joy. Paul was facing his problems with people at Rome (Phil. 1:15–18) as well as with people in Philippi, and it was the latter who concerned him the most. When Epaphroditus brought a generous gift from the church in Philippi and good news of the church’s concern for Paul, […]

Wisdom

Be very careful how you live, not as unwise, but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:15-16). Knowledge is good, but there is a vast difference between “knowledge” (having the facts) and “wisdom” (applying those facts to life). To have knowledge is not to be wise, but […]