To the Lord a thousand years are like a day and a day is like a thousand years. Our God is eternal and timeless. Looking at 2 Peter 3 we see that one day God will end time itself when he ends the world. Despite what the scoffers might say, God is not slow. He is patient wanting everyone to come to repentance.
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“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities…” But God, I didn’t vote for him! In Sunday’s Bible study we looked at what our God has to say about our rulers. In the 13th chapter of Paul’s letter to the Roman Christians we find some eye opening direction for how we relate to the governing authorities.
The Great Flood recorded in Genesis completely changed the world. Check out this Sunday’s Bible study, the first in a two-part series, as we look at the state of the world, the size of the ark, and the last family living after God destroyed the world with water.
“The Lord is our Shepherd, I shall not want.” What exactly does that phrase mean? Our confirmands responded that it meant that we don’t always want the Lord. That’s a true statement, but it’s not what our God is trying to communicate in the Good Shepherd Psalm.
The first lesson in our summer series on the Very Important Chapters of the Bible brings us to Genesis 2. There are a few things that happen in this chapter, but the part that we will focus on is marriage. Marriage, and the family, is the basic unit of society. This is not only the first marriage. It is God’s blueprint and commentary on his gift to humanity.
How has God gifted you? If you’ve been a Christian your whole life, you probably have a good handle on your gifts, but maybe you would like a little insight. While not perfect, the spiritual gift analysis tool can be a great place to start if you’re not sure. Look at your top five gifts after taking the quiz and then see some of the matching areas of service.
Is there anything more faithful or gentle than a mom? I don’t want to go too far. Moms reflect the love of Jesus onto their children. This week we consider how our God is gentle with sinners and faithful through all generations.
Two of the fruits of the Spirit are kindness and goodness. These two words are synonyms. There is a little difference in the meaning that can be found in the attitude of the person doing the action. Sometimes kindness can be selfish. May we always reflect the kindness and goodness that our God has shown to us for Jesus’ sake.
Peace and Patience are a great one-two punch from the Spirit. How can we enjoy peace in a world that is anything but peaceful? How can we have patience in a world that is always in a rush? These are gifts from our God.
What is the Fruit of the Spirit? These are the actions and emotions that a Christian does. Just like a tree produces apples or pears, so also the Christian produces fruit. We’ll look at the first fruit on our list from Galatians – Love.
Judas and Peter are an interesting study during Lent. They are main characters in the Passion Accounts. We see them fail every year. Because Judas ends up at the end of his own noose, it might be tempting to assign him an inordinate amount of derision. This is where Peter helps us out. Let’s break them down.
Think of your social network as how you interact with your world. Does your temper ever get so hot that you don’t want to hold it. The rage just builds up inside of you until you can’t stand it. Your stack blows and you end up saying or doing something that you regret. A person’s temper is just one slice of the social network pie.