Series: What is God Like?

Scott Smith —  September 26, 2014 — 2 Comments
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This is a summary page for my Sunday School class called “What is God Like?

Here is the description I proposed:

Christianity isn’t only concerned with knowing God, but also with knowing about God. Unfortunately, when Continue Reading…

What is God Like? (pt 2)

Scott Smith —  September 24, 2014 — Leave a comment
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This is part 2 in my current Sunday School class called “What is God Like?” (If you’d like to check out the description, check this post.)

This week’s we ended up spending most of our time on the topic of God’s transcendence and immanence. Both concepts Continue Reading…

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I was recently asked for a list of memory verses relating to apologetics. Continue Reading…

What is God Like? (pt 1)

Scott Smith —  September 14, 2014 — 1 Comment
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Today, I started a new Sunday School class called “What is God Like?

Here is the description I proposed: Continue Reading…

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“Wives: be submitted to your husbands as is appropriate in the Lord. Husbands: love your wives, and don’t treat them harshly or respond with bitterness toward them.

Children: obey your parents in every way. The Lord is well pleased by it. Fathers: don’t infuriate your children, so their hearts won’t harbor resentment and become discouraged.

Slaves: obey your earthly masters in all things. Don’t just act earnest in your service only when they are watching. Serve with a sincere heart , fearing the Lord who is always watching! So no matter what your task is, work hard. Always do your best as the Lord’s servant, not as man’s, because you know your reward is the Lord’s inheritance. You serve Christ the Lord, and anyone who does wrong will be paid his due because He doesn’t play favorites. Masters: treat your slaves fairly and do what is right, knowing that you, too, have a Master in heaven.” (Colossians 3: 18- 4:1, The Voice)

This passage (as well as similar ones in Ephesians and 1 Peter) is often cited as a confirmation that the Bible is pro-slavery and anti-woman. At first glance, that certainly appears to be the case. I believe a deeper look at what’s going on in this letter ( and in the letter to Philemon, which was written about the same time and addressed to a member of the Colossian church) will help us understand what is truly happening here. Continue Reading…