THE QUESTIONS WE ASK EACH OTHER I remember the question clear as day. I remember the location, where I sat, his position to me, the gist of my response, and even what we had for breakfast. I was a Christian for about 3-4 years. My pastor and I met for breakfast to catch up. I … Continue reading The Heart and Soul of Christian Fellowship
In the closing verses of Proverbs 2:20-22 Solomon kindly explains the ultimate aim of wisdom. After explaining how we get wisdom, where true wisdom comes from, 6 ingredients to fear and know God and two ways wisdom saves us, Solomon concludes with a stark picture of the high aim of wisdom itself: To differentiate life … Continue reading The Aim of Wisdom
The saving feature of wisdom encompasses the totality of our lives. We are confronted from all sides with temptation to sin. This temptation isn't exclusive to men for woman face the same temptation to sin as men. I think Solomon's aim, however, in framing how wisdom will save is to highlight the totality of our lives. That is, all around us we face temptations to sin and in all circumstances we need God's wisdom to avoid sin. This helps punctuate the idea that who we are exposed to and influenced by determines the degree of exposure to temptation to sin.
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The lingering effects of sexual trauma impacts marriage in a way that we hardly ever anticipate. Whether you are a victim of sexual assault, a spouse of someone whose been victimized, this little 64-page mini-book will help begin (or build on) a foundation of seeing the pervasive hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ no matter what has happened to us, even past sexual abuse.