Author: Eric Michalls

The Deceptive Draw of Greed

The Deceptive Draw of Greed In the movie Wall Street, Michael Douglas’ character, Gordon Gekko, says “Greed is good!” He lies, deceives, and cheats his way to riches only to be convicted and sentenced to prison by the end of the movie. But this is only a movie right; this does not happen in the real world, or does it? The Bernie Madoff scandal was the news story of 2008. The American public learned that Madoff had lied to his clients in their investments. Madoff funneled off his client’s money to the sum of 65 million dollars. The Justice...

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Partnering in and For the Gospel

Philippians 2:19–30, “I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know Timothy’s proven worth, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel. I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me, and I trust in the Lord that shortly...

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In Him: Sealed for an Inheritance

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through the book of Ephesians in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and apply the Bible to their own lives. To read the rest of posts in this series click here. ************************************************** Ephesians 1:11-14, “In him, we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things to the counsel of his will, so...

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In Him: Redeemed

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through the book of Ephesians in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and apply the Bible to their own lives. To read the rest of posts in this series click here. ************************************************** Ephesians 1:7-10 “In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all...

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Three Traps to Avoid in Seminary

Editor’s Note: The purpose of this series is to help students whether they are preparing for, attending, or have graduated from seminary to grow in the God’s grace. To read the rest of the articles in this series click here. ***************** When God called me into the ministry, I knew that the first step would be a strong biblical education. I went to Ouachita Baptist University where I majored in Biblical Studies, then after graduation, I continued my education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis in biblical studies. Currently, I’m working on a Ph.D. from Midwestern...

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