You must decide before you go on the date what your limits will be.
It’s too difficult to think when passion overtakes you. You can resist temptation if you put on the whole armor of God (Eph.
The gospel of Jesus Christ brings together people of diverse backgrounds and personalities, increasing the possibility for strained relationships. We have Paul, a scholarly, zealous Jew and former Pharisee; Philemon, a wealthy Gentile businessman; and, Onesimus, a runaway slave.
Any time you bring together people from such varied backgrounds, you have the potential either for great conflict or great glory. 321-322) writes that two or three years before Paul wrote to Philemon, a slave had killed his master, a Roman senator.
Physical touch/intimacy should correspond with commitment. This doesn’t mean anything goes if you are engaged. What is your motivation -- power and control, gratifying your own ego, meeting a selfish need, or genuine affection?
If you feel convicted of certain behaviors, stop doing them.
There were no funeral directors back in the hills then, and embalming was not yet practiced.
They convey the worldly message that it’s all about you. The main reason you should work through your family problems in a godly manner is so that God will be glorified and others will be drawn to the Savior.
Worldly people should look at your marriage and home life and marvel at how you love one another.
Do we work through our problems with kindness, gentleness, patience, and understanding? This is why racial diversity in the local church is important.
It’s easy to say, “In Christ there is no white or black, no Navajo or Hispanic,” when we segregate our churches according to race.