As a followup to our lesson on the Fellowship of Giving, we stay in 2 Corinthians 8-9 to examine the motivation this text uses to spark purposed, regular, liberal, and cheerful giving habits in the lives of Christians.
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.
Can hardships actually be used by God in a grand design which reaches beyond yourself and into the lives of observers? The blindness of a man in John 9 provides some strong evidence.
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 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.