Some passages of the scripture seem to have no purpose other than historical record. Why are they included? Is there any reason to read them other than academic curiosity? In this installment of Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers argues that these verses have immediate, relevant meaning to us today.
God's ways are not our ways, and sometimes we can be caught off guard by His actions. What can we do when God throws us for a loop? Dr. John Akers discusses this problem in today's Understanding God's Word.
Even God's chosen leader, Joshua, encountered failure. It is inevitable that we all fail at one thing or another in this life, even when we do our best. What is the appropriate way for us to deal with this as Christians? Dr. John Akers discusses this question in today's Understanding God's Word.
The Hebrews of the Old Testament were commanded by God to destroy all the people of Canaan. Why would God give a command that seems so contradictory to the loving commandments we follow today? Dr. John Akers discusses this question in today's Understanding God's Word.
The fall of Jericho is one of the most famous stories in the Bible. It is a compelling historical tale, but how does it apply to our lives today? In this episode of Understanding God's Word, Dr. John Akers brings this old story to a new light.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.