Even though God uses trials for our good, it's still tempting to become bitter instead of better. We have to choose to let trials make us better instead of bitter.

“Let” Trials Make You Better Instead of Bitter

Even though God uses trials for our good, it’s still tempting to become bitter. When people are suffering, there is greater potential for them to question, criticize—or worst of all—turn from God.  James 1:3b–4 reads: …the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and[…]

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When the Old Testament is quoted in the New Testament…

There’s a tendency to think when New Testament (NT) writers quote the Old Testament (OT) that they’re using a verse because it captures what they want to say but the context of the OT verse is unimportant. The HUGE problem with that thinking though is many times the reason the verse is quoted is BECAUSE[…]

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The Fall took place when God’s established roles for husbands and wives were swapped. Eve usurped Adam’s headship and Adam submitted to Eve.

What The Fall Teaches About Marriage

The Fall took place when Satan attacked Adam’s headship. Genesis 3:1–4 says: Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” And the woman said to the[…]

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Temptation Often Comes Back Stronger

The past two Sundays we’ve been looking at the story of the old prophet and the man of God in 1 Kings 13. Here are the sermons: 1/18/15 – 1 Kings 13:1-18 False Prophets – Part I 1/25/15 – 1 Kings 13:19-32 False Prophets – Part II In the chapter, God sent a prophet –[…]

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