Shunning: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By David Servant

Shunning another human being may seem like an archaic practice in our day of inclusivity and tolerance. Shunning is, however, an undeniably biblical concept. Jesus instructed His disciples:

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If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector (Matt. 18:15-17; emphasis added).

A Real Stumper for the Marriage Permanence Folks

A Little Lesson

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If you’re a regular reader you know that in past Little Lessons, every once in a while, I have addressed what is known as the marriage permanence doctrine.

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And this is a doctrine that focuses on a few verses in the New Testament that have lead some to believe and to promote the idea that if you’re married, but you’ve been previously married at any time in the past in your life, you’re in an immoral, adulterous relationship and you should divorce your current spouse. Regardless of how long you’ve been married, regardless of how many children you might have by that spouse.

My Church Journey

A Little Lessons Series

In this Little Lessons series, David Servant shares his church journey. He talks about his years as a pastor, his itinerant teaching ministry, the formation of Heaven’s Family, and his recent involvement in the House Church Movement. Discover the unforgettable event that forever changed David’s ministry and understanding of church.

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Sharing Your Faith: It’s Not as Scary as You Think!

By David Servant

A sure sign that someone is not truly born again is that they don’t care about others who are not born again. And a sure sign that someone doesn’t care about others who are not born again is that they do nothing to expose those who are not born again to the gospel: no personal sharing of the gospel, no supporting missionaries who are spreading the gospel, no posting of anything gospel-focused on social media, no inviting unsaved people to events where they will hear the gospel, not even any “seasoning” of conversations with unsaved people in order to drop hints of the gospel. All of that evidence points to the fact that one is not truly born again, no matter how “nice” one might be.

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This claim is supported by at least three undeniable biblical truths.

What Does the Bible Say About Interracial Marriage?

A Little Lesson

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What does the Bible have to say about interracial marriage? I actually have a book or two in my Christian library at home that present arguments claiming that God is opposed to interracial marriage. And the scriptural basis for their arguments are found in the Old Testament, God’s warnings to Israel against intermarrying with the seven nations in Canaan’s land, which the Israelites were called to go in and dispossess. You probably know the story.

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“I Caught My Husband Looking at Pornography and Masturbating. Is That Grounds for Divorce?”

A Little Lesson

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Today we’re going to address a question that was sent to us by one of our beloved viewers regarding the catching of a husband in the act of not only looking at pornography but masturbating at the same time. And this person wants to know if this is grounds for divorce.

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Five Facts About the Two Most Important Commandments

A Little Lessons Series

In this Little Lesson series, we continue to look at what Jesus said were the two greatest commandments, considering five irrefutable facts about these commandments. Ultimately, the purpose of these lessons is to help us examine ourselves to see how well we’re doing at keeping these two most important commandments. Learn more!

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