Proverbs presents us with several caricatures, and the most prominent ones are the wise man and the fool. So what does the life of the wise man look like when it comes to his interactions with others?
The implications of life on the Vine of Jesus are exciting. The implications of NOT being connected to Jesus are startling. We explore the multiple aspects of this vine metaphor Jesus uses to describe the contrast of life in Him vs. "life" apart from Him.
To our knowledge, the apostle Paul was never married and had no children. But he is one of the greatest human examples of a father figure to younger men. We examine his relationship with Timothy and Titus, look at the goals of a mentoring culture among men in the church, and talk about accepting our roles both as spiritual fathers and sons.
We examine some of the aftereffects of sin, especially in its effects on marriage in a fallen world. But what we find in the whole story of the Bible is a message of hope for redemption even of our marriages.