Understanding the connection between the Old Testament and the book of Revelation is important to understanding Revelation. This article shows how this connection functions by way of the apocalyptic language, symbolism, and themes used in Revelation that are grounded in the OT.
Looking at 1 Kings 9-12, this article shows how Solomon rose to power and brought great blessings of wealth to God's people and the building of the temple. At the same time the life of Solomon is discussed in terms of his faith and life. Prosperity and security are not guarantees of godliness, and idolatry is the decay of society.
May a Christian take another Christian to court? This exposition of 1 Corinthians 6:1-10 discusses legal disputes. The author maintains that, as long as they do not include a criminal case, legal disputes must be handled within the church. The author highlights several guidelines around handling these disputes in the church.
This article is about the family life of the elder. The author discusses the qualifications of the elder according to 1 Timothy 3:1-7, with specific attention to the elder being "beyond reproach." The author also discusses whether the elder must be married, or if a single man may serve in this office.