True Story Day #1: One month of Bible readings to help you understand what the Bible is about!

Introduction: Over the course of a month, I want to help you appreciate the Bible more by helping you get a better understanding of the story the Bible tells.  As Tim Keller has written, “We usually read the Bible as a … Continue reading True Story Day #1: One month of Bible readings to help you understand what the Bible is about!

Handling Trials Worksheet

Lesson 1 When Life Hurts Summary This lesson shows what the Bible teaches about how to respond to the difficult experiences of life. Outline 1. Getting Started 5 minutes 2. Responding to Trials 45 minutes Goals To teach students why it is important to respond to trials in a biblical manner, to show them how to respond to trials in a biblical manner, and to help them understand why they should respond to trials in a biblical manner. Lesson Preparation As you prepare this lesson think about the difficult experiences God’s brought you through, what you’ve learned from them, the … Continue reading Handling Trials Worksheet

On Not Sinning When You Become Angry

Selfishness can cause you to become angry. It also can keep you from becoming angry. Sometimes we become angry because we are overly concerned with ourselves, but there are other times when we do not become angry because we are overly concerned with ourselves. This is part of what I think is behind the statement Paul makes in Ephesians 4:26 and 27. He writes, “Be angry and do not sin.” There are times when we need to become angry. God is glorious. Sin is awful. Injustice is real. And we are supposed to feel something about all of this. Anger … Continue reading On Not Sinning When You Become Angry