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The Literal Interpretation of Scripture

2021-12-04T21:39:21-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

Date: December 2, 2021 ()

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Introduction As history has proven, scripture can be made to say just about anything. How is this possible? The issue is primarily not the scriptures themselves, but rather the method used to interpret them. Consider the two methods of scripture interpretation. The Allegorical Method Definition “This method of Bible interpretation treats the literal sense as the vehicle for a secondary, more spiritual and more profound sense. The emphasis becomes on the secondary sense, so much so that the original words or events have little or no significance.” Ramm Dangers It does not interpret scripture. The basic authority ceases to be the Scriptures, but the _______ of

The Doctrine of God

2021-09-14T16:55:30-05:00September 12th, 2021|

Date: September 12, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 1:1 |

In the beginning God! What a majestic introduction to the inspired volume of Holy Writ! Dr. John Monro Gibson, in a small yet significant handbook of the foundations of the Christian Faith called Rock Versus Sand, says that there are three main stages in the development of the doctrine of God, namely: The being of God, dominating Scripture The revelation of God in Christ The record of that revelation by the Holy Spirit in the Sacred Word   What is an attribute? God’s Natural Attributes (attributes which are unique only to God and cannot be shared with man) He is eternal He is unchangeable He possesses all power He is present

Two Choices on the Shelf

2021-04-21T15:15:06-05:00April 21st, 2021|

Date: April 21, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 24:3-4 |

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Wisdom Purity The Scripture is the measure of purity Peacefulness Gentleness Easily Entreatable Approachable Merciful Fruitful Weapons Comparisons Generalizations Threats Withdraw/Silence Neglect Intimidation Anger Yelling/Screaming Control Deceit Continual Criticism Rehearsing the Past Shut-Down Gossip Revenge

He Hath Led Me Into Darkness And Not Into Light

2020-10-03T16:33:04-05:00October 3rd, 2020|

Date: October 1, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Lamentations 3:2 |

Things are going to happen that you do not understand, Don't blame God! Lamentations 3:1-3 What changed Jeremiah's mindset about these things? Stop and think. Lamentations 3:20-21 Remember these attributes of God Lamentations 3:22-24 Mercy Compassion Faithfulness Know that patience is a virtue Lamentations 3:25 Remember that God is sovereign God never needs to answer the question "Why?"

Free Indeed

2020-05-18T14:47:56-05:00May 17th, 2020|

Date: May 17, 2020 ()

Bible Text: John 8:32-36 |

John Newton’s description of himself: "At this period," he writes, "my temper and conduct were exceeding various. At school, or soon after, I had little concern about religion, and easily received very ill impressions. But I was often disturbed with convictions. From a child I was fond of reading… I began to pray, to read the Scriptures, and to keep a sort of diary. I was, presently, religious in my own eyes; but, alas, this seeming goodness had no solid foundation, but passed away like a morning cloud, or an early dew! I was soon weary, gradually gave it

Lesson 11: Teaching Your Children to Walk with God

2021-09-30T12:12:50-05:00February 27th, 2020|

Date: February 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Luke 10:42 |

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Picture - a young child learning to walk Start early. Strengthen them. Provide examples. Let them cruise. (strengthen a good thing) Hold their hand. Establish boundaries. Correct their gait. (Proverbs 22:15) Cheer them on. (Proverbs 12:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Matthew 25:21) Other verses about edifying one another: Ephesians 4:29, Romans 14:19, Romans 15:2, 1 Corinthians 12:19. Principles Children must learn to walk with God. (Micah 6:8, Leviticus 18:4) Parents must teach their children to walk with God. (Ephesians 6:4, 2 Timothy 3:15) Parents and children must understand what it means to walk with God. Desire for God (Hebrews 11:5-6) Living for God (Genesis 6:8-9, 11) Communication with God (Genesis 6:13) Obedience to God (Genesis 6:14, 22) Agreement with God

What the Bible Says is Real Religion

2019-09-30T08:54:44-05:00September 29th, 2019|

Date: September 29, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Micah 6:6-8 |

What the Bible Says is Real Religion Martin Luther said the following, “The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me.” I. False religion says that we need to earn God’s favor (Micah 6:6-7) In this first section of Micah’s message to the children of Israel, he addresses the veneer of religion which they had. Outward deeds (Luke 11:37-41) Sacrificial giving (Isaiah 1:5-15) Self denial (1 Corinthians) II. Real Religion says that we need to accept God’s formula (Micah 6:8) Payment made – do justly - become justified (Psalm 32:1-2; Rom. 4:1-8) Penalty released
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