Archive for September, 2009

Yielded Followership #22: Submitting to Government Authorities – Titus, Peter, & Daniel

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

We examine two more New Testament passages where believers are commanded to yield to government authorities (Titus 3:1-8 and 1 Peter 2:9-17). Yielding to government authorities is a Christian discipline!

We also look at three very vivid examples in the Book of Daniel of what it looks like to disobey government authorities in specific areas (because of the commands of God) while still honoring them and being willing to suffer for it (by committing our fate to the Lord).

And God Saw: Learning the Practice of Evaluation (Gen 1:1 – 2:2)

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

God sets many patterns in His creation process. One practice that stands out is God’s repeated practice of reviewing and evaluating what He had done. God establishes a pattern for us to do the same, as is evidently clear throughout Scripture, including many commands to do the very same thing. Take time to review and evaluate what you do, and make the necessary changes, based upon God’s Word!

Yielded Followership #21: Submitting to Government Authorities – Romans 13:1-7

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

We look at a key passage regarding authority in general, and about government authorities in particular. The Word teaches that ALL authorities are appointed by God, and that makes ALL the difference to believers and how we respond to authorities.

Creation Principles – What Can I Learn from God’s 7 Day Creation Process?

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

We make observations from God’s 7-day creation process that are very applicable to almost every venture in life today.

Yielded Followership #20: Submitting to Government Authorities – Jesus’ Teaching on Taxes

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

We review Jesus’ example, and then look at His two key teachings on paying taxes.

How Shall We Then Eat?: God’s Guidelines for Eating for Today’s Believers (Part 3)

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

We examine the remaining 6 principles from the Epistles that really govern our eating as believers today.

Yielded Followership #19: Submitting to Government Authorities – Jesus’ Example

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Who had the greatest reason to rebel against imperfect and sinful authority? Jesus! Yet He willfully yielded to the government, setting the example for us, and helping us to understand God’s ultimate rulership. We need to yield to our authorities because God is over them, and is accomplishing His will through them (and through our yielding).

How Shall We Then Eat?: God’s Guidelines for Eating for Today’s Believers (Part 2)

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

We look at the first 2 of 8 areas where believers are governed in their eating today: (1) the purpose of eating; and (2) the people involved in our eating.

Yielded Followership #18: When Do I NOT Honor My Parents?

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Are there times when we should not honor our parents? Yes, but only in a very specific area and only for very specific reasons.

How Shall We Then Eat?: God’s Guidelines for Eating for Today’s Believers (Part 1)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Biblically, what you eat is not all that important. God does give some limitations (which we will look at next week), but these limitations relate more to how your eating may affect others. There is so much in the Bible about food and eating, but here are a few clear truths from Scripture about food, including some clear teachings about food from Jesus Himself.