The Price of Misplaced Trust

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".

Assurance in Times of Crisis

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.

Responding to God's Call

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".

The Price of Rejection

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".

The Stubbornness of Samson

Samson is a Biblical character that we are all probably familiar with. He is a person with an interesting story, and even more interesting character traits: not just his physical strength, but his strength of will. But at a certain point, that willpower became stubbornness and that stubbornness became his downfall. Dr. John Akers examines the story of Samson in today’s Understanding God’s Word.

Losing Direction

It is possible for both individual people and whole societies to completely lose all sense of direction in this world. In those moments life can become very dark indeed. We see the ancients Hebrews experience this repeatedly in the Bible, and in today’s Understanding God’s Word Dr. John Akers describes one of their darkest moments, which takes place in the very last chapters of Judges.

Jephthah And His Daughter

How good does a person have to be before God can use that person for great things? Alternatively, how flawed can a person be before God can’t use them anymore? Dr. John Akers explores these questions in the Old Testament story of Jephthah and his daughter in today’s episode of Understanding God’s Word.

Bad Examples in the Bible

The Bible is full of stories about godly men and women who stand as a good example to Christ's followers. But that is not all the Bible holds. It also has many examples of people who went down the wrong path entirely, and who serve as a warning to us. In today's episode of Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers shows us an example of this in the person of Abimelek, in the book of Judges.

Vulnerable Faith

No one has a perfect faith. We are all plagued by doubt and distrust from time to time. But God is willing to be patient and work with us even then. Dr. John Akers shows us this truth through the story of Gideon in today's Understanding God's Word.

A Mighty Warrior?

What does it take for God to get our attention? Who was Gideon? Why was he so important? Dr. John Akers answers these questions and more in today's edition of "Understanding God's Word".

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