Though Ephesians 5 directly addresses husbands and wives, the principles of the previous chapter - intended for all relationships - are necessary for a Christ-centered marriage. We explore 5 principles which we should be applying to our marriages.
Why is God’s faithfulness a central concept to the message of the Bible? We look at 5 New Testament contexts where God’s faithfulness is applied.
In our 3rd lesson exploring how Christians should handle Memory, we consider the memories of the times we have been wronged by others. We first consider 6 possible responses to sin against us, all of them chaining us to the memory. So we then consider another way - the way of forgiveness. If this is God's intention for my handling of these memories, what makes forgiveness possible? What is my strategy?
We try to get to the roots of why Love for someone who is hostile to us is so difficult. In order to see how we may be able to do so, we first examine how God is able to.
Most people have heard of The Golden Rule (Mt. 7:12), but how will our relationships as fellow believers and children of God be affected if we strive to align our expectations with God's expectations? In this lesson, we examine practical ways to build and strengthen relationships within the local congregation.
Shame is probably one of the most under rated emotions when dealing with sin. Not only does shame make us place a label on ourselves but it can also make us withdraw from God leaving us feeling even more alone. Today we explore the destructive nature of shame and how Jesus frees us from its bondage.
Ezekiel 18 is a powerful guide to wrestling with the family dynamics of sin, consequence, blame, responsibility, guilt, forgiveness, and healing. This is for both parents and children, young and old.
The dangers involved in offering forgiveness...and how Jesus shows us His willingness to offer it even in the face of consequences