Questions related to authority
How Does Courtship Work?
concepts to consider for a successful courtship
Every individual, family, and situation is unique, and therefore, the process of each courtship is unique. What worked well for one couple might not be the best choice for another couple.
Structures of Authority
order in the home, church, workplace, and government
Recognizing and obeying the one in charge brings security and order to a group. Each person looks to the leader for direction and accountability, and he or she provides guidance for working through questions or problems that arise.
Seven Basic Principles of Life
design, authority, responsibility, suffering, ownership, freedom, success
Just as there are universal laws that govern the world of nature, there are basic principles that govern our personal lives and relationships. These seven Biblical principles apply to every person, regardless of culture, background, religion, age, education, or social status.
The Blessings of Obedience
rewards for those who submit to authority
God promises rewards to those who submit to authority. The following Bible verses reveal that this concept affects many aspects of life.
Understanding “Umbrellas of Protection”
embracing the Biblical principle of authority
An umbrella is designed to provide protection from various elements of nature: rain, hail, snow, wind, or sunshine. As long as a person is under an umbrella, he finds shelter from harsh weather conditions.
Insights Into the Chain of Command
accepting a place under authority
Jesus once praised a Roman centurion for his faith in Jesus’ authority: “. . . Jesus . . .
Regaining Surrendered Ground
repentance and restoration after the bondage of sin
We are told in Ephesians 4:27 not to “give place to the devil.” The word place refers to an area of jurisdiction. In warfare, opposing sides gain jurisdictional area whenever ground is surrendered.
A Father’s Impact on Future Generations
building the foundations of Godly generations
Fathers play an essential role in teaching their children how to respond to life. A Godly man will seek to build a firm foundation for his children’s lives and faith.
How a Husband’s Actions Can Preserve His Marriage
key areas of loving leadership
God gives the husband the role of authority and responsibility in the marriage covenant. He is to faithfully, lovingly lead his wife in a responsible manner, not to dominate her, but to care for and protect her.