Peter wanted his readers to grow in faith and in confidence in their calling, and he left them a last will and testament in this epistle to plead with them to live for what really matters.Read More
This article is a continuation of the article “Growing in Character,” which we recommend reading first.
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness,Read More
Wisdom for Dummies: The Book of Proverbs
People generally don’t like being called “dummies.” And yet how can we explain the overwhelming success of a series of books aimed at dummies? Beginning with the November 1991 publication of DOS for Dummies, the series now has more than 100 million books in print, dealing with everything from exercise and nutrition to managing finances to planning a European vacation.Read More
These people may occasionally wonder, What will I leave behind? but few stop to consider a better question: What am I going to take with me?
Consider the pilot of a transoceanic jet, who announces to his passengers over the intercom: “I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that we have a strong tail wind and are making great time.Read More
This article borrows heavily from Walter Henrichsen’s A Layman’s Guide to Applying the Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1978).
Of these four, the one most heavily emphasized in Scripture is application.
The Bible consistently emphasizes faith as a commitment to what God says—and acting on it. Those mentioned in Hebrews 11, often called the “Faith Hall of Fame” in Scripture, illustrate this definition of faith.Read More