Episode 81: (RE-DO!) My child has been a victim of bullying at school. How do I help him to deal with this as a believer?

Highlights:
1. Teach them first to turn to the Lord. Psa 3, 27; Rom 8:28-30
2. Teach them to turn to the governing authorities as God’s means of dealing with wrongdoers. Rom 13:1-4
3. Teach them it is never okey to retaliate, but that in cases of physical bullying, it is permissible to defend oneself. Matt 5:39b; Exo 22:2-3

Episode 80: My husband and I disagree about how much we should save every month…

Highlights:
– Submission is yielding from the heart to the will of another.
– One biblical exception: when an authority commands us to do something contrary to the will of God. Acts 5:27-30
– Submission does not mean keeping your mouth shut. Eph 4:15; Rom 15:14
– Submission shows itself to be submission when there is disagreement.

Episode 79: What’s the best way to engage outwardly moral people with the gospel? Part 2

Highlights:
– Ask friendly questions about their basis for pursuing a moral life.
– Show them from the Scriptures the true value of “good works” done by fallen man.
– Show them from Scripture that the only good works truly pleasing to the Lord are those that result from saving faith in Jesus.

Episode 78: What’s the best way to engage outwardly moral people with the gospel? Part 1

Highlights:

– Ask friendly questions about their basis for pursuing a moral life.
– Show them from the Scriptures the true value of “good works” done by fallen man.
– Show them from Scripture that the only good works truly pleasing to the Lord are those that result from saving faith in Jesus.

Episode 77: My child has been a victim of bullying at school. How do I help him to deal with this as a believer?

Highlights:
1. Teach them first to turn to the Lord. Psa 3, 27; Rom 8:28-30
2. Teach them to turn to the governing authorities as God’s means of dealing with wrongdoers. Rom 13:1-4
3. Teach them it is never okey to retaliate, but that in cases of physical bullying, it is permissible to defend oneself. Matt 5:39b; Exo 22:2-3

Episode 76: As a Christian there is a lot of pressure and conversation about children… A question I find myself praying about and asking others about often is birth control. The Bible clearly says children are a wonderful gift from the Lord. Also, the Bible clearly says we should lay our will down for His. With that being said, should Christians use any form of birth control or is it sinful? Should we simply let the Lord decide how many children we have?

Highlights:
– We shouldn’t add prohibitions or commands to the Bible.
– That something is a gift from God does not preclude our responsibility to be wise stewards of it.
– Being a wise steward of our ability to procreate may entail controlling the timing and number of children we have.
– God uses human agency as a means to accomplish His will. Using birth control does not equal disallowing God to decide how many children you will have.

Episode 75: Can a married Christian have opposite gender friends?

Highlights:
– Whenever possible, spouses should prefer one another. Phil 2:3-4; Gen 2:24
– The one-flesh relationship creates an atmosphere where jealousy is actually appropriate.
– It is unwise in the extreme to have opposite sex friendships that do not closely involve your spouse. Pro 6:27-28; 7:4-5