We all like a story that ends well. For Paul, there were still problems at Corinth. He warns the handful in that church who were still causing problems, but then encourages the church as a whole to be like minded. As a newly started congregation, our church family can gain from Paul's final exhortation to be like minded. Imagine what God can do with us when we put our minds together and serve as one.
He was attacked. Some in the Corinthian church rejected Paul personally. He reminds the church not to judge by worldly standards. As Christians today, we need to avoid using wordly standards to judge.
How easy is it to respect others? People who have made tremendous accomplishments or live lives of integrity are fairly easy to respect. But what about those who may live less than respectful lives? David encountered King Saul, a man of jealousy, hate, and murder. Yet David held him in respect because of God. God wants us to respect others even when it is not easy. How then can we be respectful of others?
In our new Christians class we continue our study of Bible basics. This week's focus in a study of church leadership.
Saul was selected by God to serve as king over Israel. He had a mission. Yet Saul forgot his position in serving God and was caught with his hand in the cookie jar, so-to-speak. As Christians some times we might fail to listen to God. How can we remain faithful?
What might a new Christian want to know? In our adult Bible class we explore basic Bible principles that will help new Christians. This week we continue discussing church leadership. (Due to technical difficulties the recording ends abruptly).
Saul was anointed the first king for Israel. Yet, Saul quickly failed to trust God. As Christians we need to keep our focus on following God
What are some key ideas new Christians may like to know? Our study explores some basic Biblical principles. In this lesson we begin considering church leadership.
Eli the priest knew his sons were up to no good. It must have been hard for this dad to hear all the things people were saying about his boys. But how would he handle the situation? He faced a pitfall which many parents face today as we try to raise responsible adults. We can learn from Eli's mistakes and avoid a major pitfall.
Why did Jesus have to die? If God is so loving and all powerful why was it necessary for His Son to die? Jesus died because there had to be a death as consequence for sin each one of us has made. We must be "in Him" in order to do away with our body of sin.