The God who created humanity knows how to communicate with His creation, and He has done so in the form of the Bible. While the Bible has some difficult passages, by and large, it is not a difficult book for us to understand. How should we understand and apply the Bible? These lessons aim to answer that question:
The 1950s and 1960s were tumultuous times for the Lord’s church in the United States. Churches divided over three main issues: church support of orphan’s homes, the sponsoring church arrangement, and the addition of kitchens and fellowship halls to church buildings. Bill Hall recalls these times and the arguments on both sides of these issues in an attempt to help us understand the root of the disagreement and the conclusion to which God’s word leads us in each matter.
While Bill Hall originally preached this series of lessons here at Pepper Road a number of years ago, the audio quality of our recordings was poor. The saints at West End in Bowling Green, KY were nice enough to let us post copies of the same lessons that Mr. Hall preached there on October 25, 2009. Our thanks to them.
Many of our neighbors have a poor gauge of what kind of dress is appropriate. In fact, the things that some of them leave the house wearing is downright shameful! Unfortunately, because we see these things day in and day out, our judgment can begin to drift, as the attire of some of our own brothers and sisters all too clearly reveals.
The Bible teaches us principles that help us both to don modest clothing that is not a temptation to our neighbors and to possess an attitude that glorifies God. So then, before you head out in a tank top or a short skirt, and before you hit the beach in your swimming trunks or your itsy-bitsy, teenie-weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini, take a listen to these lessons on modesty and appropriate attire.
- The Modest Mind (Stephen Russell)
- Respectable Apparel (Stephen Russell)
- Proper Clothing (Stephen Russell)
- Clothed by God’s Standards (Stephen Russell)
- Basic Modesty (Stephen Russell)
- The Shame of Nakedness (Marshall McDaniel)
- Departing Exhortations, Part 2 (John R. Gibson)
- Modest Dress 1: Modesty of the Heart (Lonnie Oldag)
- Modest Dress 2: Influence on Others (Lonnie Oldag)
Children are a “heritage from the Lord” (Psalm 127:3), and those of us who are parents must therefore “bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). These four lessons aim to help us do just that.
How do we make our marriages last? Not simply endured, for there are many who see their spouse or their marriage as something to be endured. Rather we want—and God wants us to have—marriages that are a blessing, as the proverb states, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing …” (Proverbs 18:22). God’s word tells us how to make a marriage lasting and blessed, as we explore in this series of five lessons: