What happens when someone rejects God? What happens when a nation deliberately goes against God and His will? Does God care? Dr. John Akers answers these questions and more in today's edition of "Understanding God's Word".
By all earthly measurements, the reign of King Solomon was massively successful. By by God's reckoning, Solomon made some dire missteps. Dr. John Akers will help us examine the difference between earthly and heavenly success in today's episode of Understanding God's Word.
Today in Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers takes us on a tour of the life of King Solomon. Specifically, we will examine the great task that God assigned to Solomon: the building of the temple.
In our last lesson, we discussed the importance of finishing our journeys well. We looked at the example of King David, and today we observe that David did not just finish well, he laid a good foundation for those who came after him.
King David was without a doubt one of the most godly men in the whole of the bible. His life's journey, although not devoid of missteps, was a great example of a close walk with God. But a great life isn't just about how you live it, it's also about how you end it. In today's Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers examines the final days of King David's life.
We all face and overcome obstacles of varying sizes every day. But once in a while we come up against major, soul-shaking crises, and our responses to them shape the entirety of our lives. In today's Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers describes a time when David faced such a crisis, and his reaction to it.
When we study the Old Testament, one of the first things we may notice is that great biblical figures such as King David face the same spiritual trials and temptations that we do today. This is made particularly clear in our lesson today in Understanding God's Word.
We know that it is important to set goals for our everyday life. Perhaps your goal is to get a promotion, or to get fit, to write a novel, the important thing is that we find fulfillment by acheiving the goals we set for ourselves. This is also true in our spiritual lives, as Dr. John Akers will discuss in today's Understanding God's Word.
One of the defining characteristics that made David such an incredible servant of God was his steadfastness through times of struggle. In today's lesson in Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers shows us how we can follow David's example.
Today on Understanding God's Word, Dr, John Akers talks about one of the most famous stories in the bible: that of David and Goliath. It's a story we have heard so many times that we tend to take it for granted, but taken in a wider context we can see it's true significance.
It's easy to maintain our faith when all is well, but it is vital to keep faith when our lives are falling apart. In this episode of Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers describes how God stands with us even in disaster.
Is the whole Bible the word of God, or only part of it? What about the parts that are boring? As Dr. John Akers continues his study of Isaiah on "Understanding God's Word", be prepared to see how relevant the Bible is to life today.
If the Bible didn't exist, would it change anything about the reality of God? Surely not. If that's the case, is the Bible really essential to our Christianity? In today's lesson in Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers examines that question.
There is a very important truth behind today's lesson, one found throughout the Bible. Yet is one of the most overlooked truths, much to the dismay of those who fail to heed it. Dr. John Akers shares and expounds on this truth on today's edition of "Understanding God's Word".
When we look around this world, and at ourselves, we can see that humanity is indeed fallen. We can recall the story of Noah when God gave up on the world and wiped it out with a massive flood. We don't seem to have improved, so why doesn't he do it again? In today's episode of Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers discusses this question.