Characteristics of a good father

Deuteronomy 17:17 “And he shall not acquire many wives for himself, lest his heart turn away, or shall he acquire for himself excessive silver and gold.”  ESV Bible Extra Reading: Deuteronomy 17:14-20 If a man chooses to marry too many wives, he will be unable to give much attention to the first one. We all…

The source of evil

Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Extra Reading: Isaiah 5:20-30. Hugh Montefiore once said, “God permits evil. His Son submitted to it on the cross, and by so doing He was…

The effects of evil in our world-Part 2

Revelation 12:1-12 We continue with the explanation of Revelation 12. Following the sounding of the seventh trumpet, John saw in heaven a glorious woman, who about to give birth to a child. The woman represents the true Israel-the church-the chosen people of God (1 Peter 2:9). The twelve stars of her crown represent the twelve…

The effects of evil in our world-Part 1

 Revelation 12:1-4 “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great…

The traumas of divorce-Part 2

 1 Corinthians 7:28 “But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed marries she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that.” ESV Bible. We continue to study the traumas od separation. Let’s look at the last two: Three traumas of separation….

The trauma of divorce-Part 1

  Hebrew 13:4 “Let marriage be held in honour among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” Extra Reading: Hebrew 13:1-19. I have discovered that two things are involved in divorce: tearing apart emotional bonding, and separation distress. In most cases, divorce leaves scars that…

The effects of divorce-Part 3

Luke 16:18 “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery.” Life Application Bible    Extra Reading: Luke 16:1-18 Today we are dealing with the last part of the effects of divorce. Many Christians struggle with this issue. But God is very clear on the issue of divorce. Now let’s look at the last…

The effects of divorce-Part 2

 Malachi 2: 14-16 “You ask, “Why?” It is because the Lord is acting as the witness between you and the wife of your youth, because you have broken faith with her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant. Has not the Lord made them one? Because he was seeking godly offspring….

The effects of divorce-Part 1

 Deuteronomy 24:1-4 “If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house, and if after she leaves his house she becomes the wife of another man, and her second…

Divorce and Remarriage-Part 3

1 Corinthians 7:13 “If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him.”  Extra Reading: 1 Corinthians 7: 1-16 ESV Bible. As I engaged in more prayer regarding this subject, I felt convicted to continue sharing with you the causes or circumstances for…