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.
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.
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.
In a moment of crisis we sometimes find ourselves frozen by indecision. Fortunately, we have the guidance of the scriptures to help us see the best way forward. Dr. John Akers discusses these important moments in today's lesson of Understanding God's Word.
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.
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".
Why should you bother checking out a bunch of dead kings? How can a virgin conceive and bring forth a son? Dr. John Akers brings this study to life as he teaches on Isaiah 7.
What would it take to get us to put God's will ahead of our own? What would it take to get us to be more concerned about others than about ourselves? Dr. John Akers leads a study in Isaiah and shares on these questions in today's edition of "Understanding God's Word".
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.
God's actions can sometimes seem totally inscrutable, especially in the Old testament, which is often violent and alarming. Yet the scriptures assure us that God is on our side. But how can we know? In today's lesson in Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers provides us with encouragement and shows us why we can feel safe in God's arms.
If you ever become angry at God, remember that you are not alone. You are not the first or only person to feel that way, or to express those feelings to God. In today's lesson in Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers tells us the story of some Biblical figures who felt that anger too.
One truth of existence is that we are going to be hit by adversity again and again. We can see these moments as setbacks, or as an invitation from God to learn and grow. In today's Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers discusses the choices we make in times of stress.
Have you ever found yourself in a state of despair that led you to ask God: "Why don't you do something?" Well, you are not alone in that sentiment. In today's lesson in Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers tells us about biblical figures who faced the same struggle.
We know that we live in a fallen world. We also know that God is working to save the world. If that is true, why does the world seem to continue on in such a fallen state, despite the work of God? Is the world winning? In today's lesson in Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers examines this question.