Ever wonder how pastors are able to connect several scriptures together from all over the Bible about a specific topic? Have you ever thought to yourself, “how’d they come up with that?” after listening to a sermon? Sure, part of the pastor’s job description is to study the Bible. They also went to school to basically study the Bible too. While there are popular verses that most ministers know, most don’t claim to have the Bible memorized. The secret is a good reference Bible.
The marriage covenant is often misunderstood or overlooked. However, it could be the most powerful concept in the Bible if properly understood. Once grasped, the language of marriage is easy to see throughout the Bible and is most prevalent in the words of Jesus.
What do you do as a Christian leader when the problem is so big that you don’t do anything at all to stop it? God’s not called us to stop it, He’s called us to move so that He can do the work. It’s the practical nature of that move that I want to talk about today.
The word covenant means more than you think it does. Although there are similarities between a contract and a covenant they are nothing alike. One says, “I will,” vs, “If you.” One says, “I Promise,” vs, “You agree.” One is forever and the other limited by time and easily terminated.
Whether we’ve been affected by the virus, hornets, storms or earthquakes or not, the constant barrage of information and propaganda is draining our mental batteries. However, these experiences aren’t new, and the Bible gives us some clear instructions on how to fight and overcome negative thoughts.