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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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March 14, 2019
Dr. Bill Mounce

The Latch (2 of 5)

To continue the imagery of the gate, the latch on the gate keeps it shut. Pull as hard as we wish, we can't open the gate. But as we'll see, God is willing to reach down and unlatch the gate for us, so we can walk through. John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
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March 12, 2019
Dr. Bill Mounce

Does Ephesians 4:29 Apply to Blogs?

Ephesians 4:29 says, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (NIV). Could Paul actually mean that? Are we really never to gossip or slander or judge another person? If so, then why is this one of the most rarely obeyed verses in the Bible?
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January 29, 2019
Dr. Bill Mounce

Are You Hurting Right Now? (Psalm 34)

Are you hurting right now? Are you wondering if God really cares? Do you need to hear that he is close to the brokenhearted and those whose spirit's are crushed? Are you struggling with the bigger question of whether or not God rewards righteousness and punishes wickedness? Psalm 34 may be just right for you.
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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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