How To Take An Unpopular Stand

Two weeks after U.S. Soccer announced that their men’s and women’s teams will be wearing rainbow-colored jerseys in support of gay pride month in June, one player has removed herself from the team.

Jaelene Hinkle has seemingly taken a very unpopular stand on a hot-button issue. I say seemingly because she has simply stated “personal reasons” for her decision.

From what outsiders such as myself can determine, Ms. Hinkle is a Christian woman with deep convictions. Her self-removal from the team gives every appearance that she followed her principles when presented with the following scenario: The team made a decision that would require her to violate her convictions. In response, she quietly and voluntarily removed herself from the team.

You Are Called To Submit To Your Boss (1 Peter 2:18-25) [Podcast]

Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter - Part 13

What is the essence of the relationship of an employee to his or her boss? Although we might not think of it using this term, the answer is submission.

When a willingness to do what an employer wants is lacking, trouble is sure to follow.

In this thirteenth message from the series “Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter,” Dr. David Rhoades makes the transition from first-century slavery to modern-day employment as he explores this most important dynamic.

God Speaks on Tyranny (Genesis 10:8-10) [Podcast]

God Speaks - Part 5

Should Christians submit to a tyrannical government? What does God say about tyrants, and what should be our response to them?

In this fifth message from the series “God Speaks,” Dr. David Rhoades describes some of the eternal principles on this subject in his examination of the very first tyrant: Nimrod.

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God Speaks on Homosexuality (Romans 1:26-27) [Podcast]

God Speaks - Part 4

What does God say about homosexuality? Does God love homosexuals? Can a person be a homosexual and also be a Christian?

In this fourth message from the series “God Speaks,” Dr. David Rhoades answers these critical questions and more.

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God Speaks on Dating (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5) [Podcast]

God Speaks - Part 3

Does God care who I date? What’s wrong with going out with just anyone? What’s wrong with following my heart?

In this third message from the series “God Speaks,” Dr. David Rhoades applies the eternal principles of God’s Word to our dating lives.

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God Speaks on Abortion (Psalm 139:13-16) [Podcast]

God Speaks - Part 2

Abortion is an emotional and divisive topic. How should we think about it? Fortunately God speaks on abortion in His Word.

In this second message from the series “God Speaks,” Dr. David Rhoades helps us discover God’s will regarding this crucial issue.

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How God Speaks (Matthew 5:18) [Podcast]

God Speaks - Part 1

Is it okay for us to just live our lives based on what sounds reasonable or feels good? Or has God given us an authority upon which we can live with success and fulfillment?

In the first message from the series “God Speaks,” Dr. David Rhoades explains why the Bible should be the foundation of every aspect of life.

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