Important biblical teaching for students, workers and retirees – Colossians 3:22-4:1, Preview

How do you work at your job in a way that is honoring to God? How about school? What does it look like to be a student that is honoring to God? Or think about retirement? Did you ever think that it matters to God how you retire? Two weeks ago, in our study throughContinue reading “Important biblical teaching for students, workers and retirees – Colossians 3:22-4:1, Preview”

Learning how to be a good employee from an unexpected source – Titus 2:1-10, Part 5

Are you a good employee? How do you know? Do you receive good evaluations? What would your bosses say about you? In this post we’re going to learn how to be a good employee from an most unexpected source. In this series of posts on Titus 2:1-10, Paul has been talking to various groups inContinue reading “Learning how to be a good employee from an unexpected source – Titus 2:1-10, Part 5”

God’s surprising views on justice

Last year we started studying the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy.  Then I went on sabbatical. We had covered the first nine chapters of Deuteronomy. Now we’re heading back in!  For the most part, though, we’re going to study Deuteronomy differently than we did last year.  Last year we went chapter by chapter, verse byContinue reading “God’s surprising views on justice”

How Peter could tell slaves to submit to masters without dignifying the institution of slavery

Does the Bible condone slavery?  The passage we are studying this week, in particular 1 Peter 2:18-20, seems to do just that.  As I mentioned in this week’s first post, Christian slave-owners used this passage to support slavery.  Imagine being a slave hearing sermons telling you to submit to your master, even when he beatsContinue reading “How Peter could tell slaves to submit to masters without dignifying the institution of slavery”