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March 22, 2019

What do "person" and "blessed" mean in Psalm 1?

How should the words 'person' and 'blessed' be translated in Psalm 1? Is blessed the same as 'happy?' Why is it so important that you have a correct definition? How can you consider yourself as 'blessed' even in the 'unhappy' times?
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March 20, 2019

Why does Paul write his letter to the Romans?

Why does Paul write a letter to the Romans? There are a number of reasons, not just a single one. One reason is that he wants to be assisted by them as he goes to Spain on a mission trip. But above all, he writes as the apostle to the Gentiles because of the grace that has been given to them, to write to establish them, and to make sure things are going well at the church in Rome because that’s his responsibility. He had a unique view of his apostleship.
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March 15, 2019

What does it mean to forgive another person?

Forgiveness is the grace to start over. We are sinners and the consequences of our sinning spread like blood in the water. Inevitably we experience its painful effects in our relationships. Whenever we hurt someone else we try to rationalize our actions and make excuses for what happened. When others hurt us we want revenge and if we give in to that desire for revenge a vicious cycle of violence develops.
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January 30, 2019
Dr. Bill Mounce

How Big is Your God?

The central truth of Genesis 1 is that God is the sole Creator of everything. That God and God alone has the power and the wisdom to create and God and God alone is sovereign over everything that He has made. How big is your God? We invite you to read an excerpt from Dr. Bill Mounce's lecture on Creation and God from 52 Major Stories of the Bible.
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January 22, 2019
Dr. Bill Mounce

What do we learn through suffering?

Do you ever ask yourself, "why do I suffer?," "how long will my suffering last?," and "what does God want me to learn from suffering?" Dr. Bill Mounce teaches from I Peter on a biblical view of suffering. This is an excerpt from New Testament Survey Course, Lecture 28 on www.biblicaltraining.org. If would like to listen to the complete lecture click on the link at the bottom of this blog.
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