And now you're drawing them right in to what killed them! And I've been through treatment so many times it's hopeless." I just know that is so prevalent.
The Spirit does not glorify Himself; He glorifies the Son…This is, to me, one of the most amazing and remarkable things about the biblical doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Or are you doing like Solomon—blessing, encouraging, and uplifting that woman? Men, learn to speak blessings over your wife and you will see that woman rise to a new level. Your words don’t have to be poetic, fancy, or profound. But we don’t have to blow up and say hurtful things that are going to damage our relationships. We will be people of excellence and integrity in all that we do. One of the leading causes of emotional breakdowns among married women is the fact that women do not feel valued. Are you complaining all the time and telling her what she’s not doing right? Moreover, many women today are depressed and feel emotionally abused because their husbands do not bless them with their words.Reference: Sermon on the Mount, Eerdmans, 4, 2000, Used by Permission. The Spirit speaks to us through the Word; so we should always doubt and query any supposed revelation that is not entirely consistent with the Word of God.
Indeed the essence of wisdom is to reject altogether the term “revelation” as far as we are concerned, and speak only of “illumination.” The revelation has been given once and for all, and what we need and what by the grace of God we can have, and do have, is illumination by the Spirit to understand the Word.
It's clear that wine is a blessing in the Bible.
If you make the choice, like me, that I'm going to be a teetotaler, it's just not based on the condemnation of the evil of wine.
He is author of more than 50 books, including Reading the Bible Supernaturally.
For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Does 1 Timothy leave open the possibility that women are permitted to preach in the weekly gathering of a local church as an extension of the male elders of the church or as an expression under their governing authority?
That means we may have to make sacrifices; we may have to overlook some things. Decide today to start appreciating your spouse’s strengths and learn to downplay their weaknesses.