Tag: anger

  • Biblical Principle #252: Israel’s Law on Harm of Pregnant Women

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel instructions regarding justice for cases of harm to pregnant women. Explanation The Law of Moses included GOD’s judgments on specific crimes so that justice could be properly administered once Israel conquered Canaan. In the case of harm to pregnant women, the Law said:…

  • Biblical Principle #150: Israel Worshiped the Golden Calf

    Biblical Principles List Principle Israel broke the covenant with God by worshiping a golden calf idol. Explanation Seemingly no sooner did GOD finish giving Moses the Law than Israel broke the covenant they had made with GOD just forty days earlier. 1 Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain,…

  • Biblical Principle #94: God Loves Forgiveness

    Biblical Principles List Principle God loves forgiveness. Explanation Genesis 33 records the first human example of forgiveness in the Bible. Yes, as far as we know, GOD would eventually forgive Adam and Eve of their sin in the Garden, but that would not come right away. And it is true that Laban and Jacob made…

  • Why are Christians so Mean? (A transparent answer to a hard question)

    “Why are Christians so mean?” Sadly, the question is asked more frequently than we’d like to admit. Let me begin by saying if you feel you’ve been mistreated by a Christian or you’ve witnessed someone else mistreated by one, I am sincerely sorry. That shouldn’t happen. People—and especially Christians—should love one another. Unfortunately, the reality…

  • How to Deal with Difficult Christians (And Avoid Common Mistakes)

    “There’s this Christian that’s difficult to get along with. What should I do?” Sadly, that’s a question many of us face. People are imperfect. That includes Christians. Let’s tackle this difficult question. … For the past several posts, I have been discussing the theme of separating what is from what should be, with a particular…

  • Guard Your Heart (The Sin of Cursing)

    In the post entitled “Guard Your Heart (Be Careful How You Talk),” we looked at how our speech is determined by our thoughts and that, if we want to make our speech more Christ-like, then we must make our thoughts more Christ-like. Today, I want to look at another aspect of our speech: cursing. Yesterday,…

  • Church Notes: The Wrath of GOD

    These are my notes from our 12/30/2012 church meeting. As I update this post on 6/7/2014, my understanding regarding many of the Scriptures below which speak of the judgment has changed. However, I have left the content as it was originally posted. Leader: Raymond Harris Assignment Answer the enclosed questions on the wrath of GOD.

  • December 20 – Letters from James and Jude

    Reading James 1:1-5:20 Jude 1-25 Devotional At the same time Paul and other apostles are working to spread the gospel, other important leaders within the church are also working and writing. Two of these men are James and Jude. These men are generally believed to be the James and Jude who were brothers of Jesus,…

  • December 14 – Paul’s Letter to the Colossians

    Reading Col. 1:1-4:18 Philemon 1-25 Devotional During the two years that Paul is under house arrest in Rome, he writes four letters which are sometimes called The Prison Epistles (the word “epistle” means a letter). Today we read Paul’s letter to the Colossians and to Philemon. Paul had not visited the city of Colosse, but…

  • November 10 – The Final Week, Sunday and Monday

    Reading John 12:12-13 Matt. 21:1-7; Mark 11:1-7; Luke 19:29-35; John 12:14-16 Mark 11:8-10; Luke 19:36-44 Matt. 21:10-11; John 12:17-19 Mark 11:11-18; Luke 19:47-48 Matt. 21:14-16 John 12:20-36 Mark 11:19 Devotional As the Passover Feast of 30 A.D. approaches, Jesus finishes His journey to Jerusalem, knowing that He is marching towards His death. When the crowd…