In Bible times, if a man could not pay his debts, he was punished and/or imprisoned (Mt. 18:23-35). His children could be conscripted to work to pay off the debt.
One of the greatest needs in the church today is for Christians to know how to counsel hurting people—The book of Job is a textbook on this subject.
There is no escaping trouble in this life. Trouble is part of living in a fallen world filled with fallen men and fallen angels. Much of our trouble may be attributed to “spiritual warfare” (Eph. 6:10-12; 1 Thess. 2:18).
￼Father’s Day normally emphasizes the Father/Son relationship… and rightly so— It is important for fathers to set a good example for their sons to become godly men. I read this week that one optometrist said, “Eighty percent of everything children learn in their first 12 years is through their eyes.” I began thinking of all children visually process through reading, television, movies, events, surroundings, and observing the behavior of others, especially in their families. You cannot underestimate the powerful influence of a father upon his children.
Jesus only marveled on two occasions in the Bible. In this message we will examine each of these occasions. Jesus marveled at the GREAT FAITH of a Gentile centurion .
God often teaches by contrasting the true against the false—With God things are either right or wrong… good or evil… true or false… light or darkness… wise or foolish… saved or lost… and heaven or hell. You are either for Christ or against Christ. No middle ground. No gray areas.