If you’ve worked hard to create a warm relationship with your stepchildren and they’ve rejected you, it’s natural to feel anger at them. If they continue to reject you, bitterness can creep in like... Read More
In John 14:6 Jesus declared, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Jesus’ words make it clear that He alone has brought God’s gift... Read More
If you’ve been angry and abusive to your wife and children, I believe it’s best that your wife hold her ground with you and let you know, clearly, that this behavior will not be tolerated.
Both the Old and New Testaments make it clear that God disciplines and corrects His people. In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word chasten or chastise (yasar) has the basic... Read More
If we’ve lived and loved long enough, we all know the pain of a broken relationship. We also know the joy of reconciliation when that relationship is mended. Unfortunately, loving someone well and... Read More
The Bible predicts a unique future role for the Jews that will eventually bring blessing to all the nations of the earth. It tells us that Israel will be “a holy people to the Lord your God;... Read More
The church at Rome was already established when Paul arrived there as a prisoner (Acts 28:15-16) following his appeal to Caesar (Acts 25). No first- or second-century evidence supports the view that... Read More
Sex is not only a hot topic in our culture, it’s also on the minds of most couples in love. It’s a natural, God-given desire — a gift intended to give us pleasure and express our intimacy.
Many people believe that to forgive someone they must first be willing to forget. By this they mean that they must be able to dismiss from their memory the painful events that caused a break in... Read More
Prior to the 20th century, the main source of information about gnostic writings were the church fathers (Irenaeus, Tertullian, and others), who referred to gnostic beliefs in the process of refuting them.... Read More