In today's Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers takes us through the compelling story of the rise of the greatest king of Israel, King David.
King Saul was the first king of Israel, and a good, strong king at that. but when God raised up David to become his successor, Saul couldn't handle it and he turned away from God. Today, Dr. John Akers shows us what lessons we can take from the story of Saul's downfall.
As Saul reached the end of his reign and David rose up for his beginning, Saul became angry and jealous. He attacked David over and over with unrestrained anger, but every time David responded with total grace. In today's Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers examines the examples set by both men.
Those of us familiar with the story of King Saul may mostly remember his ungodly treatment of David later in his life. But Saul was chosen by God as the first king of Israel for a reason, and in today's Understanding God's Word Dr. John Akers shows us how the early part of Saul's reign stands as a good example of leadership.
Today we start a new series in the Old Testament in which we study three of the most important kings of Israel: Saul, David, and Solomon.
We have been told that we are saved by faith alone, and not by actions. But there sure is a lot of scripture that tells us how and how not to act. So what is the truth? Do we only need to believe? Or is it our actions that save us? Dr. John Akers looks at this question in today's installment of Understanding God's Word.
God calls for us to become fully committed to our discipleship. But what does that look like in action? Dr. John Akers talks us through this concept in today's Understanding God's Word.
This week in Understanding God's Word, we look at difficult moment in the life of Paul. As he was writing 2nd Timothy, Paul knew that he was speaking to his closest friend for what was almost certainly the very last time. Dr. John Akers takes us through the final advice of a Godly man.
We are all subject to the laws of the country in which we live. But we have also chosen to follow the law of God. What do we do when those laws conflict? In today's Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers examines this question.
Now that we have been saved, what's the next step? Presumably we should be moving forward in our Christian faith, but what does that look like? What are we striving towards? In today's episode of Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers discusses these questions.
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.