Q: I don’t see anywhere in the Bible where after the description of Jesus sharing bread and wine during the Passover meals that it says that this should become a ritual… As in something that you do in church or at a gathering. I’ve often wondered why we don’t just do this at home every day. It’s like when we break bread at suppertime and have our drink why don’t we just say it and remember that Christ died for us broke his body and shed his blood for us. Does it have to be something that we do in church? When did communion and church become a thing? And how do the Scriptures support what we do?
Q: You always say we must take the word at its word. We don’t add or take away. You say not to worry about what we “think” it means, but what it does mean. A few weeks ago you mentioned that the Proverbs 31 woman was not really about what a woman should want to be but was about wisdom.
This was a little surprising to me because since I’ve read it as a little girl it seems very cut and dry. It’s a lot less ambiguous than some of the verses and books of the Bible. I never looked at this passage as a burden. I always loved the fact that God took time to show us this amazing reflection of what I believe so many women do and are.
Q: What do you think of Christians using pronouns for themselves and others who demand we address them with their preferred pronouns? I feel like by using pronouns for myself and others; I’m conforming to the culture and, in turn, humoring those individuals that identify as they/them and other opposing pronouns that don’t line up with their biological sex. I don’t want to make them feel disrespected, but at the same time, I don’t want to conform to their false truth. I want to tell them the truth in love.
Dennis Allen joins Michael to address key issues with discipleship that he’s identified in his book, The Disciple Dilemma: Rethinking and Reforming how the Church does Discipleship. A great conversation with challenging reminders and encouraging, pragmatic steps forward.
Pastor Erwin Lutzer joins Michael to encourage and challenge us all in our pursuit of God through His Word: “Exposition is handling God’s Word in context.
You want to understand what was being said to that generation and to build a bridge to this generation.”
Where did Cain’s wife come from? How do we educate our children biblically about homosexuality? How do we speak the truth in love without sounding judgmental or condoning what’s Biblically wrong? You asked, Dr. E answered!