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Episode 123: Misunderstandings about the Trinity

Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider how other religions either misunderstand or misrepresent the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. This episode will reference the perspective of Jehovah Witnesses, Muslims, and some pantheistic religions,…

Misunderstandings about the Trinity

From Jehovah Witness Neighbors Some questions about the Trinity come from people who are outside of the Christian faith. Jehovah Witnesses, for instance, repudiate this doctrine. To them, it is nothing more than polytheism, an errant belief…

Family Life Focus Review

Lesson 1: Viewing Family with the Right Perspective Both family and church serve an important purpose in God’s plan for the world. As such, they are not competing institutions. For the complete lesson, click here. Lesson 2: The Power of…

Preventing Anger and Frustration

Both Parents, but Especially Fathers Paul urges fathers not to cause hurtful feelings in raising their children (Eph 6:4), but mothers also share responsibility in raising children well (1 Tim 5:10). Parenting is joint venture. The Greek word…

Six Purposes for the Lord's Table

Why do we observe the Lord's Table? How many reasons can you give? Here are six biblical purposes for this important church practice. 1. To obey Jesus (1 Cor. 11:24) Jesus is Savior, and Jesus is Lord and Master also. He says to do this often,…

Episode 118: The Process of Appointing Deacons

The only place in Scripture that provides insight into appointing new deacons is Acts 6:1-6. Since no subsequent teaching in Acts or the NT epistles alters or annuls this example, it is fitting to view this scenario as a biblical case study…

Deacon Qualifications from 1 Timothy

As churches multiplied, the need for a more specific list of deacon qualifications developed. So, in a letter to Timothy that provided instructions for proper church protocol, Paul provided such a list (1 Tim 3:8-13). This list continues to…