(Phi 3:17-21) What should be obvious from just a cursory reading of these verses is that being identified as an “enemy of the cross of Christ” is a bad thing. Hence the reason Paul then states (in verse 19) “Their end is their destruction”. IOW: those identified in this way come judgment day will suffer […]
The Eusebian Method – Part 3
1 Timothy 4:7-11 GOD Q – WHO is God? A – He is the perfectly just, faithful, loving, wise and all-powerful Creator, Sustainer, King and Judge of everything that exists, Who has made Himself obvious through what He has created and what He has written, the Bible. Purpose Q – WHAT was God’s purpose in […]
The Eusebian Method – Part 2
BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION THE EUSEBIAN METHOD (7-8) – “godliness” = eusebian 2.1. Why “true religion” is a better translation of the word (eusebian): 2.1.1. This is how the word was understood in ancient times. 2.1.2. “Godliness” (literally, behavior that is like God) is too vague. 2.1.3. This translation is more consistent with Paul’s primary purpose for […]
The Eusebian Method – Part 1
1 Timothy 4:7-11 BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION Desirable behavior created through focusing on what to do (and what NOT to do) coupled with positive and negative reinforcement (e.g. rules resulting in reward and punishment depending on our response). 1.1. Why we can be confident that what Paul is talking about when he uses the phrase “bodily training” […]
Bad Stress / Thinking / Anger & Jealousy / Careers
Sins of the Fathers
Not Selling Your Kids Short
Parenting & Discipline
The Old Testament never warns against too much spanking, only against too little.
Determining My Christian Worldview
1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Do you have a Christian worldview? It is the job of the church and the home to give children a Christian worldview.
ADD, ADHD & Addictions
Biblical Counseling: ADD, ADHD & Addiction