As Christians, the world changed the minute we accepted Jesus into our lives. Our universe gravitates around a new sun, and we spend our days learning what it means to walk in it's light. In today's lesson in Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers talks about this Christian experience.
In today's Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers continues our study of the general epistles. These letters from early christian letters laid the groundwork for our understanding of what a follwer of Christ should be.
In today's episode of Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers introduces us to the book of 2nd Peter, and to one of the major themes of the book: that of false teachers.
The theme of 1st Peter, as we have discovered, is how to life a Christian life in a secular world. Today on Understanding God's word we reach the final chapter of 1st Peter, and Dr. John Akers shares with us Peter's final words on the subject.
The Scripture makes it clear that we as Christians are supposed to be different from the rest of the world. But in what way? In today's lesson in Understanding Gods Word, Dr. John Akers elucidates.
We know that God wants us to be good people, but what does goodness look like? Philosophers throughout the ages have asked this question, and today we examine it once more with Dr. John Akers in Understanding God's Word.
In today's lesson in Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers talks us through the relief and release from the burdens of the world provided to us by Jesus Christ.
In today's Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers talks with us about how we as Christians should interact with those around us who do not share our faith.
If salvation is the way to heaven, why do we need to do anything after we are saved? Why do we need to bother with good deeds and self-improvement after we get that checkmark? In today's lesson on Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers examines this question.
We are instructed to proclaim the truth of the Gospels, but before we do, we have to make sure that we understand that truth ourselves. In today's lesson in Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers lays out the biblical evidence of the truth of the Gospel.
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.