1 Kings 9-12 - Kingdom of Contradictions: Life in the Solomonic Era

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.

1 Corinthians 6:1-10 - Taking a Brother to Court 1 Cor. 6:1-10 on legal disputes between brethren

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.