Part of why the bible is so relevant s because Satan used the same tricks on Biblical figures as he does on us today. Today on Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers explores the question of why these tricks are so effective after all this time.
In today's lesson we begin our investigation of the pastoral letters of Paul. These letters were written to instruct new pastors and teachers on how to spread the Gospel and shepherd their flocks.
Sometimes we come to a crossroads in our life, and the only way to move forward is to make a tough decision. In today's episode of Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers takes us through a moment in the life of Paul when a Godly man had to face just such a decision.
Some of us have the good fortune to walk on our christian path as a family unit. It's a blessing, but it can also bring a whole lot of problems. In today's Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers takes us through the instructions left by Paul that help us keep our families together.
What defines a follower of Christ? Obviously nonbelievers can be kind, loving, and doers of good works, so what sets us apart from the rest of the world? In today's lesson, Dr. John Akers examines the characteristics of a Christian believer.
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.