If the Gospel is true, what brings some people to reject it? Dr. John Akers examines this question in today's "Understanding God's Word."
Sometimes a Bible verse can become so well-worn and familiar that it starts to lose it's meaning. In this week's "Understanding God's Word," Dr. John Akers brings a new light to just such a verse in the 8th chapter of Romans.
Have you ever found yourself in contention with God? What can you do when you truly feel that God has done something wrong? Dr. John Akers addresses this problem in today's "Understanding God's Word."
Why is it that we as humans never seem capable of improvement? What is the purpose of the downward spiral in which we seem to be trapped? Dr. John Akers finds answers to these questions in today's "Understanding God's Word."
What is your mental image of God in the old testament? Does he seem angry and vengeful? In today's episode of "Understanding God's Word," Dr. John Akers teaches us that that is not the whole story.
Here at the beginning of our study of Romans, Dr. John Akers steps all the way back to the little book of Zephaniah to gain some perspective on our future lessons.
In this last chapter of the general epistles, the apostle John takes a moment to warn his flock of the spiritual dangers that surround them. In today's lesson on Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers examines these warnings and explains how they still apply to us today.
In today's lesson on Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers takes us through 1st John 2 and 3, two of the shortest books in the Bible. If you want to read the entire scripture but find yourself a little intimidated, these books are a great place to start.
The greatest promise that God makes us is that of eternal life. But how can we be assured that this promise is true? In today's lesson in Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers examines this question.
The scriptures command us to love others as much as we love God. In today's Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers discusses why we find such a simple command so hard to follow.
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".
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.
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.
At times in the Bible God is called a "Jealous God," but what does that mean? Does the God of creation become envious, just like us humans? Dr. John Akers explores that question in today's episode of Understanding God's Word.
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.