Group Decision Making

Consider the decision-making process in Acts 15.  

Notice how the various participants listened to one another’s views.

Continue reading


Heed the Warnings

imagesbyvandyne.com

Revelation ends with a series of warnings (Rev 22:12-21).

They remind us that:

  • The words are true.
  • There will be punishment for removing any of the words or adding to them.
  • Judgment is coming.
  • We should only worship God.

Continue reading


Listen or Look for Faults?

Consider the nature of the people in the crowds around Jesus as He shared the parables in Luke 15.

  • Publicans: social outcasts of their day, notoriously dishonest, gathered more taxes than Rome required
  • Sinners: those who everyone knew had “missed the mark” regarding righteousness
  • Pharisees: zealots who were outwardly religious, strived to impress others, condemned others, avoided even touching sinners
  • Scribes: spent time copying scriptures, others accepted them as experts, their attitudes were similar to those of the Pharisees

Continue reading


%d bloggers like this: