Desire and Holiness Air Date: 2015-09-17 God thinks highly of the sexual union. After all, He created it. Professor Dan Allender walks us through the Song of Solomon, beginning with a description of Solomon and the first inklings of desire. What can we learn from this unique biblical book? Plenty, according to Dan, who shares some practical advice for contemporary husbands and wives. Dr. Dan Allender received his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Michigan State University. Dan taught in the biblical counseling department of Grace Theological Seminary for seven years (1983-1989). From 1989-1997 he worked as a professor
By: Steve Brown on Monday September 14, 2015 Have you ever noticed the way God relates to the world? He never dreams up a new vocabulary. He uses the one we use. He never communicates in a category that is unrelated to human experience. He communicates through it. Love is one of those categories. When we talk about love, we can all understand it to one degree or another—all of us love or have been in love. And it is no accident that the relationship between the Creator and his creation is also one of love. However, have you ever considered the fact that God
Read: Habakkuk 1:1-11 | Bible in a Year: Proverbs 27–29; 2 Corinthians 10 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8 Why does the intoxicated driver escape an accident unharmed while his sober victim is seriously injured? Why do bad people prosper while good people suffer? How often have you been so confused by things going on in your life that you have cried out, “Doesn’t God care?” Habakkuk struggled with this same question as he saw the distressing situation in Judah where wickedness and injustice were running rampant (Hab. 1:1-4). His confusion drove him to ask God when
by Charles R. Swindoll Isaiah 54:4–5 Those servants who refuse to get bogged down in and anchored to the past are those who pursue the objectives of the future. People who do this are seldom petty. They are too involved in getting a job done to be occupied with yesterday’s hurts and concerns. Very near the end of his full and productive life, Paul wrote: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith” (2 Tim. 4:7). What a grand epitaph! He seized every day by the throat. He relentlessly pursued life. I know human nature well enough
Mark 9:19 19 And he answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me.” (ESV) Despairingly the poor disappointed father turned away from the disciples to their Master. His son was in the worst possible condition, and all means had failed, but the miserable child was soon delivered from the evil one when the parent in faith obeyed the Lord Jesus’ word, “Bring him to me.” Children are a precious gift from God, but much anxiety comes along with them. They may be a great joy or a great bitterness
Zephaniah 1:4-12 4 “I will stretch out my hand against Judah and against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off from this place the remnant of Baal and the name of the idolatrous priests along with the priests, 5 those who bow down on the roofs to the host of the heavens, those who bow down and swear to the Lord and yet swear by Milcom, 6 those who have turned back from following the Lord, who do not seek the Lord or inquire of him.” The Day of the Lord Is Near 7 Be silent before the Lord God! For the day of the Lord
To Know and Be Known Air Date: 2015-09-16 God loves sex. Surprised? Well-known author and speaker, Dan Allender, reminds listeners that sex was designed by God to be a good and enjoyable part of marriage. Dan asserts that God wants couples to experience intimacy and joy through the sexual union, and that sex, in reality, is a big part of how couples can delight in one another and their God. Sex isn’t just about pleasure, however, but about knowing the other person wholly and completely. Dr. Dan Allender received his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Michigan State University.