In this episode, I examine four more aspects of submission. The challenge in two of these aspects is this: how do you know when you're acting according to your Christian duty vs. acting according the curse given to women (that they would desire to rule their husbands) in Genesis 3:16?
Wives, may you be both encouraged and convicted by these truths. Husbands, may you seek to be a godly leader, making it easier for your wife to fulfill her God-given role.
NOTE: This episode picks up the series on marriage - the previous related episode is Episode 50. If you want the context for this lesson, listen to episodes 49 and 50.
Submission in marriage is one of the most challenging and controversial topics that married couples have to navigate. Our duty as believers is to determine to understand and practice what God says about submission, not what our culture or our feelings teach about it.
Please listen with an open mind and heart - seeking to be conformed to the image of Christ, for His glory and our good!
As a believer, what ideological line will you draw in the sand? What will you NOT do in order to maintain obedience to Jesus Christ? Everyone says that they don't want to compromise truth, but have you thought about what issues of truth those will be?
Please think carefully about how you will defend the Word and honor Christ - we are His servants, above all else!
When you are suffering under various trials, how do you pray about that? What questions do you ask God?
One overlooked question by many Christians is this: Am I suffering as a result of God's discipline in my life due to personal sin? The answer isn't always "yes," but as a believer you should be at least asking the question!
This topic grew out of one of the points in my sermon from August 9, 2020, entitled "The Legacy of Moses". Link to YouTube: https://youtu.be/AN-AJeWLKwo
Can I be a Bible-believing Christian and endorse the BLM organization? If you have this question, give this episode a listen and chew on the truths presented.
Primarily focused on examining the statement of beliefs (the statement of faith) of the Black Lives Matter organization in light of Biblical Theology. (Not seeking to make a political statement).
As believers, how should we be acting as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our lives and our "freedoms?" Examining Romans 5:1-5 in light of the current crisis.
How do secular groups define social justice? I read directly from the Wikipedia entry (current 6/12/2020) and then respond to this definition.
Is Social Justice Biblical Justice? Absolutely not! I explain why using key passages from the OT, including Exodus 23:1-6 and Deut. 16:18.
Also included is a discussion on who is behind the idea/concept of "social justice" and why so many people have bought into it.
A popular sentiment right now to justify rioting and looting.
But...if people knew the truth about the consequences of sin, would they still "want what they deserve?"
Listen to the full episode for an explanation and challenge to believers.
In this episode, I provide a bit more of the foundational theology regarding how and why believers still sin from Romans 6.
The teaching in this lesson coordinates with a sermon that I preached for our church, called "Easy/Hard," which can be found at our Facebook and YouTube pages (search for my name and Grace Brethren Chapel).
My personal conviction is that understanding the theology behind our actions is critical to actually producing change. When you understand the mechanism of something, it's often easier to implement.
As stay-at-home orders begin to expire and life begins to return to "normal", we should each be asking ourselves, "What did I learn from this experience? What was God trying to teach me? How did I handle myself?"
Questions of self reflection are important, for they reveal the true nature of our hearts and the transformation we've experienced through the trial. My hope is that you've grown in Christ-likeness as a result of this test!