All tagged Bible Lessons

Live in Righteousness

Righteousness changes based on the relationship and expectations. The expectations I have for a relationship with my friends are different than the expectations I have for a relationship with a wife. In any of those relationships, righteousness would be living up to the expectations that is yielded by the relationship. When the Bible talks about being righteous, it is for those who live up to the expectations that God has set for His people. These are found in the Law and then is given to us through relationship with Jesus.

Are You Like Abraham

I just love Abraham because he was given such a BIG promise from God even when it seems against all odds. Let's take a peek into a time in his life where the promise of God was being challenged within him and see how you might just compare to him!

Even God Uses Hammers

ompassion and love, and we should do likewise.  Even those who are utterly lost in sin should be shown the same compassion that Jesus showed time and time again in His interactions with sinners.  Doing so is the right thing to do; Christ came for the sick and hurting, not for the already holy.  However, we do often see Jesus as well as other biblical figures responding to certain situations with a rather different attitude.  We find that patience and grace are the default for how to interact with the world, but this is not always what is needed.  God has many tools in His toolbox, and this includes a few hammers.  Sometimes a situation calls for a more blunt approach that leaves behind subtlety and patience in favor of unwavering defense of truth.  It is important to recognize when such a situation is at hand as well as how to fill that role in a godly manner.

Doing A Heart Check

Judging others has become a societal norm. We are called to be among the world but not of the world. Why is it that as "Christians" so many find it acceptable to not only judge others but to so freely speak negatively of others? Why is it somehow acceptable that "Christians" are free to stand on a pedestal and point fingers at the perceived wrongs/injustices that others do?