November 15, 2021
August 9, 2021
This is the second video where I answer questions that came as a result of the modesty lesson. In this lesson, we look at the passages in 1 Timothy 2 and 1 Peter 3 about expensive clothes, jewelry, and braided hair. We also look at the question of whether women should wear pants to church.
What is the biblical idea of modesty? Is there a true Biblical standard for how much of our body we should keep covered? Is it all cultural? How does love factor into our consideration?
July 31, 2021
How does a proper understanding of shame and nakedness cause us to understand exceptions to when we can be naked in front of other people? Are swimming costumes (bathing suits) an exception where it is right for us to uncover parts of our body that normally should be covered?
July 29, 2021
What are euphemisms and what is their connection to bad language? Is it wrong to use euphemisms? What should we consider?
What does Paul mean that knowledge makes a person arrogant (1 Corinthians 8:1-3)? What is difference between how we act when we think we have knowledge to justify what we want to do, rather than when we have love for God and others?
January 14, 2021
When Christians start talking about politics, especially through social media, we find ourselves falling into some traps that Satan uses to bring us down. In this class we look at some of these problems and what we need to watch for in what we say.
In this class, we look at how to think about our traditions, whether cultural or religious (or both) and try to understand some basic principles in how to evaluate them.
In this lesson, we look at some of the Wisdom Psalms and see what kind of wisdom they teach us. We also should see some more details about Hebrew poetry and how God uses that structure to teach us.
September 3, 2013
May 9, 2008
May 5, 2008
When Adam and Eve were first created, they were not expected to know the difference between good and evil. It was only after they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that they understood it. We are born into a world full of evil as well as good. We are not born with the understanding (Deuteronomy 1:39), but we all must learn to tell the difference between them.
May 3, 2008
Something we must do every day, no matter how old we are, what our social position is, or where we live is make decisions. Some of these decisions are more important than others. Deciding what to eat for supper is usually not as important as deciding what job to take. But no matter how important the decision or what the decision is about, we should make it in the same way - with the same goal in mind.
May 2, 2008
I want to look at three proverbs that deal with the issue of maturity. They do not deal with the subject directly, but certainly they are speaking about some things that really require maturity.
Much of the Old Testament was written as poetry. This includes pieces of the historical books (songs that were sung), many books of prophecy, and the books that are generally known as books of Poetry (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon). To understand what is being said, we must know something about poetry.
There are some things that God really wants us to remember. (See What to Remember for more on that.) God has also given us some examples of ways to remember what He wants us to remember. Let us look at some of these ways.
May 1, 2006