God commands us to be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger—we are to study God’s Word with eagerness, patience, and diligence before teaching it to others, and accept what it teaches us rather than rebel in anger. We are to seek to live righteously and humbly obey what we learn. This is not to frighten you away from teaching the Word, but to encourage you to spend more time understanding it. Unsure how to do that? Here are a few steps you can take each time you prepare to teach on a passage of Scripture.Read More
Summer is often a great time to catch up on reading. Sunny days to sit out and read, quiet nights camping, or long trips to vacation, we have lots of time to sit and read.
In between your walks in the park, visits to the beach, and campfires this summer, here are 13 biblically sound books to read to grow in your understanding of theology, in your walk as a believer, and in your Bible study.Read More
This isn’t a command only to the grey-haired, elderly women in our churches. It’s a call to you as well, sister—you can be an older woman to someone who is younger, even if you are still considered “young.”
But how do we do this? Those of us who have tried know the awkward feelings that come with discipleship. Those uncomfortable get-to-know-you conversations and the embarrassment as they discuss relevant topics we are oblivious to. And what about their lack of maturity that we find oh-so frustrating at times?Read More
In my striving to be godly woman and wife (and future mother) I become discouraged with this woman. How does she do all that she does? I try to fulfill my to-do list with the same activities as her: teaching, service, housework, cooking, jobs, and loving my husband, all the while forcing myself to have a blessed attitude about everything. In the midst, studying theology and reading my Bible are at the bottom of my to-do list.
In such a pursuit, I forget that the foundations for such a woman is not works, but theology. A woman who is a theologian first can in turn do the good works, teach with wisdom, discern truth, smile at the future, and fear God. Each of these aspects that make up her godly beauty begin with a firm knowledge of the truth.Read More
Discernment is known as the ministry is which a person warns others of false teachers and their teachings. They point out their errors and direct us back to Scripture where the truth is proclaimed. This has the possibility is being a gracious gift to the church. However it can, by means of sinful man, become something monstrous when it is based on conscience issues, facts are founded on lies, rudeness is prominent, and God’s glory is not the goal.Read More