Relationships (Page 2)

Relationships (Page 2)

The Importance and Influence of a Godly Woman

A godly woman is a precious and priceless gift of God. A woman shapes the way people speak, behave and even influence others. What makes a woman influential in a lasting and God honouring way is not her position, education, personality or background. The basis of her lasting influence is her character (Prov. 31:10-31). A godly woman is the best kind of woman to have…

The Roles in Marriage: Wives

What does it mean to “submit”? It means for the wife to line up under the leadership of her husband. This is done in such a way that she has an attitude of respect (Eph. 5:33) and the action of obedience (1 Pet. 3:5-6). It is the recognition of the one in whom God has placed the responsibility and authority of leadership. This kind of submission flows from a desire that…

Farewell, Pastor Martin

Today is Pastor Martin Pakula’s final Sunday service as Interim Pastor of Hills Bible Church. Martin has been with us since June 2011, and has served the congregation at Hills faithfully week in and week out. It is a sad day, as we have grown in fellowship and friendship with Martin and Jennie. Martin’s clear and accurate expositional preaching has been provoking,…

Gender Confusion

If men and women are essentially the same, then it should follow that a man and a man can be together, or a woman and a woman. That is, undermining the difference in gender roles leads to a confusion that is a very small step indeed away from advocating same sex relationships. I believe Evangelical feminists are simply inconsistent on this point. And such issues as…

Divorce and “Blame”

Divorce and remarriage is too big a topic to deal with in a short blog piece. My basic view, for the record, is that divorce is allowed only for sexual immorality (Matthew 5:32) or if a non-Christian partner abandons you (1 Corinthians 7:15). However, forgiveness and reconciliation are to be sought at all costs even when there has been adultery. I do not accept other…

Children and Discipline

I want to thank again all those who have responded to our request for blog topics. Here is a response to a question we were asked. The question: “What are the implications of this verse?” Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6. Great question! And this is very topical in Melbourne and Australia…

Family Before Ministry

We must kill the myth of the ‘super-pastor’, the one who is available to everyone at all times, for whatever need they have, no matter how small. This idea needs to be killed as the expectation of our congregations and it needs to be killed as the example to be strived for by those who lead our churches. ****THANK-YOU FOR SUBSCRIBING****