How to Enjoy Studying the Bible. Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart Jer. 15:16

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "How to Enjoy Studying the Bible. Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart Jer. 15:16"

Transcription

1 How to Enjoy Studying the Bible Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart Jer. 15:16 1

2 Is this Your Experience with God s Word? Ps 119:103: How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Job 23:12: I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food. Ps 19:9-10: The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 2

3 IF that is not your experience It could be because you may not have learned the skill of searching the Scriptures, and/or You may not have discovered how to use the Scriptures as a Guide to your life and enjoy the Blessings from having the Bible as your Guide! 3

4 These Series of Lessons are meant to help us do the following:- 1. HOW to enjoy searching the Scriptures, 2. HOW to have a correct understanding of the Scriptures, and 3. HOW to use the Scriptures to guide our lives and be richly blessed by God. 4

5 Unskilled in the word of righteousness? Heb 5:14 implies that EVERY CHRISTIAN needs to be skilled in the Word of Righteousness, Unskilled from apeiros which means inexperienced, that is, ignorant: - unskilful. There is NO EXCUSE for any Christian not to be skilled in the Word of God For though by this time you ought to be teachers, 5

6 You Can be Skilled in the Word of Righteousness You can be Skilled in the Word of God such that:- You would be able to discern good and evil competently for yourself (in terms of God s Will & Moral Standard); You would be able to teach others the Word of God in a competent manner ( 2 Tim 2:2) 6

7 5:100 (1:20); 100:10,000 (1:100); 1:1,000 Lev 26:8: And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. Jos 23:9,10: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day. One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you. 7

8 Expository Bible Study Expository Study - this type of study involves taking a passage in the Bible and finding out exactly what it means. You will go through a passage sentence by sentence and word by word. Start by reading and re-reading the passage. Look at the passages around the passage you are studying in order to understand the context. Look up parallel passages that deal with the same material. 8

9 Topical Bible Study Topical Study - this study seeks to study a topic by looking at all the passages that deal with a particular topic. A topical Bible and a set of crossreferences will help you in this type of study. The Thompson Chain-Reference Bible would be a huge help with this type of study. 9

10 4 Steps Approach to the Enjoying Bible Study (ROUND) 1. READ and Input the Bible into your Mind and Remember what you have read; 2. OBSERVE Carefully the Text (what does it say); 3. UNDERSTAND and Interpret its meaning within its immediate context as well as the OVERALL context of the Bible (what does it mean); N 4. DO what the Bible says (how may I apply the lessons to my life) 10

11 Skill #1: Read & Input the Bible Introducing the Concentrated Bible Study (CBS) method of Reading and Remembering the Scriptures. Developed by Bro Don Huddleston (currently preacher for the Hartford Avenue CoC in Ponca City, Oklahoma) when he served as minister for the Clark Air Base Church of Christ in the Philippine Islands. It was originally published in 1973 as a six-month course. 11

12 Reading the Bible the CBS way 1. Small groups of five people each join together in reading through an average of ten chapters of the New Testament. (adjustable to 5 chapters a week if too tough) 2. The chapters are read each day for the entire week. 3. Memory cards are prepared on which a summary of each chapter is written, as well as certain key verses are to be memorized. 4. Once each week, the group gathers to sit for a test and to review and discuss their reading for the week. 12

13 Example: Summary of Mark Ministry of John the Baptizer 9-11 Baptism of Jesus by John Temptation of Jesus Preaching of Jesus & Calling of the Disciples 13

14 End of Step #1: Read the Bible Summary of the 4 Steps:- READ and INPUT the Bible into your Mind and Remember what you have read; OBSERVE Carefully the Text (what it says and does not say); UNDERSTAND and Interpret its meaning within its immediate context as well as the OVERALL context of the Bible; N DO what the Bible says 14

15 Skill # 2: Digging Up Treasures: By Careful Observation of the Text Mat 13:13-16: Therefore speak I to them in parables; because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And unto them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall in no wise understand; And seeing ye shall see, and shall in no wise perceive: For this people's heart is waxed gross, And their ears are dull of hearing, And their eyes they have closed; Lest haply they should perceive with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart, And should turn again, And I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear 15

16 Observe the Text/Passage by asking questions Ask the 5 W s and an H (who, what, when, where, why and how) Who is writing or speaking and to whom? Who are the major characters? What is the Text about? What are the main events? What are the major ideas? What are the major teachings? What are these people like? What does he talk about the most? What is his purpose in saying that? What questions does the passage raise in your mind? What words, phrases, or concepts don t you understand? What intrigues you? Write these questions down. What are the main points of this passage? What is the author trying to say? 16

17 Ask the 5 W s and an H work-horses 3. When did this event take place? When was it written? When will it happen? When did he say it? When did he do it? 4. Where was this done? Where was this said? Where will it happen? 5. Why was there a need for this to be written? Why was this mentioned? Why was so much or so little space devoted to this particular event or teaching? Why was this reference mentioned? Why should they do such and such? 6. How does this Text fit in with the context? (What goes before and after?) How is it done? How does it solve the problem? How did it happen? How is this truth illustrated? 17

18 More Questions 8. What are the commands? 9. What are the promises & principles? 10.What do I learn about God? 11.What do I learn about Jesus? 12.What do I learn about the Holy Spirit? 13.What do I learn about myself (or mankind)? 18

19 Other Aspects to Consider 14. What are the cause/effect relationships? 15. What are the repeated words and ideas? 16. What is the "big idea" of the Text/Passage? This can most readily be identified from the commands and the repeated words and ideas. Often there will be one command in the passage with several motivations. In one phrase, sum up the main thought of the passage. 17. Write out any additional observations including contrasts, lists, comparisons, etc. 19

20 Look for the Obvious: Repeated Words/Ideas When you observe the text, begin by looking for the obvious, such as repeated facts about people, places and events. Likewise, looking for the obvious facts, details or ideas establishes the framework in studying a book, chapter or passage of the Bible. 20

21 Look for Repeated Emphasis in the Text Let the text itself show you its repeated emphasis as revealed by repeated words, phrases, ideas, etc Does the Text/passage turn in any unexpected ways? Look for connections among the paragraphs, verses, etc 21

22 If the Text is a narrative, put yourself into the story. Put yourself into the Text/passage/event. What do you see, smell, taste, feel, hear? Choose one of the characters and become them. How would you have felt, thought and acted relative to what is recorded in the Text? similarity and in contrast. 22

23 Use External Tools In order to answer some of the questions, you may need to refer to your BASIC Tools:- Bible Dictionaries Greek Lexicons the Cross References (eg. Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge + Search option in the Bible) Resist using Commentaries 23

24 Summarize your Observation State clearly and concisely all the points you or the group have discovered/observed. Emphasize the main point(s) the passage has brought out Do not attempt to engage in Interpretation or Application at this stage yet! Do not read the Commentaries! 24

25 End of Step # 2: Observe the Text Summary of the 4 Steps:- READ and INPUT the Bible into your Mind and Remember what you have read; OBSERVE Carefully the Text (what it says and does not say); UNDERSTAND and Interpret its meaning within its immediate context as well as the OVERALL context of the Bible; N DO what the Bible says 25

26 Step # 3: UNDERSTAND and Interpret its meaning Context is Everything! Understand its Meaning within the following Context :- Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth (2 Tim 2:15), i.e. discern the difference between the Old Testament & the New Testament (Exodus 34:27,28; Deut 5:3; Heb 8:7-13) Consistent with the Immediate Context of the Book or Letter or Epistle (eg. Rev 1:1) 26

27 Rightly Divide the Word Old Testament Law no longer binding on Christians today 27

28 The Law was taken away on the cross Eph 2:15-16: having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross Col 2:14: having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 28

29 Law of Moses= Law of the Lord = the Law Luke 2:22-24: Now when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the LORD"), and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, "A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons." Luke 2:27: So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law 29

30 The Law = The 10 Commandments = the Old Covenant Ex 34:28: And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments. (cf Deut 5) Some say that the Law that was removed was the ceremonial law of Moses but not the Moral Law, i.e. Ten Commandments. The Bible does not make such a distinction as between ceremonial and moral Law. Note in Luke 2:22, the offering was in accordance with the Law of the Lord/Moses. 30

31 What was the Law of Sin & Death? Rom 7:7-8: What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, "You shall not covet." But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. The Law refers to the Ten Commandments and all the law delivered through Moses John 1:17: For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 31

32 Law of Spirit frees us from the Law of sin & death Rom 8:2-4: For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 32

33 The Old Covenant was taken away by Jesus Heb 8:6-7: But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second Heb 8:13: In that He says, "A new covenant," He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away. 33

34 Jesus took away the 1 st in order to establish the 2 nd Heb 10:1-4: For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. Heb 10:9-10: then He said, "Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God." He takes away the first that He may establish the second. By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 34

35 New Testament takes effect after death of Jesus, the Testator Heb 9:15-17: And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives. 35

36 Example of OT Requirement Removed: Circumcision Luke 2:21-24: And when eight days were fulfilled for circumcising him, his name was called JESUS, which was so called by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. And when the days of their purification according to the law of Moses were fulfilled, they brought him up to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord), and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons. 36

37 Some say: Be Circumcised because Jesus was circumcised Some have erroneously understood that because Jesus was circumcised, THAT Christians today must act similarly! Acts 15:1: And certain men came down from Judea and taught the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved. Acts 15:5: But some of the sect of the Pharisees who believed rose up, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses." 37

38 The Apostles Did Not Require that Christians need to be Circumcised But they failed to rightly divide the OT and the NT and that the latter teaches that Christians need not be circumcised: Acts 15:24: Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, 'You must be circumcised and keep the law'--to whom we gave no such commandment- 38

39 If circumcised, Christ profits you nothing! Gal 5:2-4: Behold, I Paul say unto you, that, if ye receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing. Yea, I testify again to every man that receiveth circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. Ye are severed from Christ, ye who would be justified by the law; ye are fallen away from grace Gal 6:15: For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. 39

40 Jesus lived under the Old Law, we are not under the Old Law Gal 4:4 but when the fulness of the time came, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law But we are no longer under the Law: Gal 3:23-26 Rom 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under law, but under grace. 40

41 The Context of the Entire Bible The Sum of God s Word is Truth (Psa 119:160; Matt 4:4; John 17:17) hence, we must search the entire Scriptures to ensure that our understanding from this text is consistent with the overall context of the Bible. Let the Bible explains itself i.e. let one passage explains another. God s Will may best be understood in terms of what is Required by God (must do), what is Forbidden by God (must not do) and what is Permitted by God [May or may not do] (the latter being subject always to expediency in terms of the edification and spiritual well-being of our brethren Rom 14:13-21;1 Cor 6:12; 8:13) 41

42 Totality or Sum of God s Word is Truth The sum of Thy word is truth, Ps 119:160 (NASB) 42

43 The Accounts of Conversion in Acts and what they did 1. The Jews on the day of Pentecost - ACTS 2:14-41, heard, repented, and were baptized. 2. The Samaritans - ACTS 8:5-13, heard, believed, and were baptized. 3. The Eunuch - ACTS 8:35-39, heard, believed, confessed, and was baptized. 4. Cornelius - ACTS 10:34-48, heard, believed, and was baptized. 5. Lydia - ACTS 16:13-15, heard, believed, and was baptized. 6. The Jailer - ACTS 16:3-34, heard, believed and was baptized. 7. Saul (later called the Apostle Paul) - ACTS 9:17-18, and ACTS 22:16, heard and was baptized. The SUM of God s Word: Hear, Believe, Repent, Confessed, Baptized = Saved 43

44 Understanding the Bible Let the Bible Explain itself 44

45 The Bible is its own best commentary When we read something that we do not understand in one section of the Bible, frequently other passages in the Scriptures will interpret the unclear sections for us. Example: Someone wonders about the identity of the seed of Abraham who would be a blessing to all nations (Genesis 22:18; cf. 26:4) can read Galatians 3:16 and learn that the seed mentioned in Genesis is Christ 45

46 Seed explained Gen 22:18: In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice." Gal 3:16: Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, "And to seeds," as of many, but as of one, "And to your Seed," who is Christ. 46

47 What does the Bible say about itself? Instead of approaching the Scriptures with the mindset of, What do I think about, or What do you think about, we first need to ask ourselves, What does the Bible say about itself? If there is one section of the Scriptures that we do not understand fully, we always should examine other passages in the Bible that deal with the same subject first. 47

48 Creation in Six Days not Six Long Ages Exodus 20:11: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day. Gen 1:7: God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. Day & Night define the period of time 48

49 Fulfilled Prophecies Isa 7:14: Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Matt 1:23 "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us." 49

50 Hate explained Luke 14:26: If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. Explained by Matt 10:37-38: He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 50

51 Ascertaining the Will of God God s Will can best be Ascertained by the following common sense principles:- What is explicitly stated by direct statements of the Bible Jesus used this in Matt 4:4 it is written What is implied by or necessarily inferred from the direct statements of the Bible Jesus relied on this principle in Matt 20:30-32 Heb 7:12: For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law Approved examples of the Bible James 5:10; Heb 11; Rom 15:4; I Cor 10:6,11 51

52 Silence of the Scriptures? Does it permit or prohibit? Area of Controversy I Cor 2:16 Rev 22:18-19 I Pet 4:11 Lev 10:1-3 Heb 7:14 Deut 29:29 52

53 End of Step # 3: Understand the Text Summary of the 4 Steps:- READ and INPUT the Bible into your Mind and Remember what you have read; OBSERVE Carefully the Text (what it says and does not say); UNDERSTAND and Interpret its meaning within its immediate context as well as the OVERALL context of the Bible; N DO what the Bible says 53

54 Step # 4: Do what the Bible Says Jas 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves. Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven. Mat 7:26 And every one that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 54

55 God s Word is Profitable for 2 Timothy 3:16: "All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for." Teaching. What did I learn? Reproof. Where do I fall short? Why do I fall short? Correction. What will I do about it? Training in righteousness. How can I make this principle a consistent part of my life? 55

56 SPACE Guideline SPACE guideline for being Doers of the Word:- Any Sin to confess/avoid Promise or Principle to hold on to Action to avoid Command to obey Example to Follow 56

57 Help from the Scriptures for Everyday Living For example, you want to learn about friendship Use the BASIC Tools to assist you. Check Nave s topical Bible under friends and friendship James 2:23 then check out ISBE on this verse on friend; also AT Robertson Check out Treasury of Scriptures Check out Search option under Friends 57

58 Another Example: Church Assembly Refer to I Corinthians for an insight into what the early church engaged in when assembled and the lessons we can learn for our assembly today. Look out for the word assembly or assembled or come together in the book. See what is said. How may we apply them to our assembly today? 58

59 Step # 4: Be Doers of the Word Summary of the 4 Steps:- READ and INPUT the Bible into your Mind and Remember what you have read; OBSERVE Carefully the Text (what it says and does not say); UNDERSTAND and Interpret its meaning within its immediate context as well as the OVERALL context of the Bible; N DO what the Bible says 59

What s the Difference? The Old Law & The New Law. Galatians 3:19-25

What s the Difference? The Old Law & The New Law. Galatians 3:19-25 What s the Difference? The Old Law & The New Law Galatians 3:19-25 Purpose of the Old Testament Why was the Old Testament written? Why was the Old Testament written? For whatever things were written before

More information

The of. WHEN Faith Saves. Romans 6,10,11 Examples In Acts Colossians 2:11-13

The of. WHEN Faith Saves. Romans 6,10,11 Examples In Acts Colossians 2:11-13 WHEN Faith Saves Romans 6,10,11 Examples In Acts Colossians 2:11-13 NECESSITY FAITH Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV) 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He

More information

The Gospel In Galatians: Lesson 10 The Two Covenants

The Gospel In Galatians: Lesson 10 The Two Covenants 1 The Gospel In Galatians: Lesson 10 The Two Covenants Memory Text: But the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all. (Galatians 4:26) Setting The Stage: (Bible Dispensations The Cloud Church

More information

THE BETTER COVENANT (HEBREWS 8) WARREN WIERSBE

THE BETTER COVENANT (HEBREWS 8) WARREN WIERSBE THE BETTER COVENANT (HEBREWS 8) WARREN WIERSBE I once spoke at a meeting of religious broadcasters at which a friend of mine was to provide the ministry of music. He is a superb pianist with a gift for

More information

- New City Catechism 5 - The New Covenant Confession of Faith 6 - The 1644/1646 First London Baptist

- New City Catechism 5 - The New Covenant Confession of Faith 6 - The 1644/1646 First London Baptist SOURCES AND INSPIRATION: - Catechism for Babes 1 - First Catechism 2 - A Puritan Catechism 3 - A New Covenant Theology Catechism 4 - New City Catechism 5 - The New Covenant Confession of Faith 6 - The

More information

The Importance Of Holy Spirit Baptism

The Importance Of Holy Spirit Baptism The Importance Of Holy Spirit Baptism There are twelve different statements given in the Bible whereby we are saved. We're saved by: 1. Faith, according to Ephesians 2:8 and Hebrews 11:6. (Eph 2:8 KJV)

More information

What Does The Cross Represent?

What Does The Cross Represent? What Does The Cross Represent? Introduction: A. To Many - The Cross Is Foolishness (1 Cor 1:18 ----" For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved

More information

Understanding The Bible

Understanding The Bible Understanding The Bible Ephesians 5:17 If We Are To Understand The Bible We Must: Have the desire to understand! John 7:17; Psalm 119:10, 97 Read it! Ephesians 3:2, 4; 2 Timothy 2:15 Apply the teaching

More information

Paul says For if Abraham were justified by works (v2), obviously implying that Abraham was NOT justified by works

Paul says For if Abraham were justified by works (v2), obviously implying that Abraham was NOT justified by works Rom 4:1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. 3 For what saith

More information

Handling the Word of God Accurately - Examples

Handling the Word of God Accurately - Examples It was Miles Coverdale, who gave us our first complete translation of the Bible, who had in the flyleaf of his Bible the following words concering the laws of interpretation: It shall greatly help you

More information

Galatians Duane L. Anderson

Galatians Duane L. Anderson Galatians by Duane L. Anderson Galatians Copyright 2003 Duane L. Anderson American Indian Bible Institute Box 511 Norwalk, CA 90651-0511 www.aibi.org Galatians I. The Galatians knew that Paul was a faithful

More information

THE CONVERSIONS IN ACTS SERIES - Lesson Three Conversion of the Ethiopian - How To Become A Christian - Acts 8:26-40

THE CONVERSIONS IN ACTS SERIES - Lesson Three Conversion of the Ethiopian - How To Become A Christian - Acts 8:26-40 THE CONVERSIONS IN ACTS SERIES - Lesson Three Conversion of the Ethiopian - How To Become A Christian - Acts 8:26-40 Intro: A. How does one become a Christian? ---- When you ask this question of men -

More information

God of My Salvation SAVIOR April 13, 2014

God of My Salvation SAVIOR April 13, 2014 God of My Salvation SAVIOR April 13, 2014 I. Introduction A. Today is Palm Sunday - the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (Mt 21:1-11; Mk 11:1-14; Jn 12:12-19) Jesus comes into Jerusalem as a conquering

More information

Two Gospels by Bob Thompson

Two Gospels by Bob Thompson Two Gospels by Bob Thompson The facts contrasted in the following entries will help any honest, attentive student of the Word to know why 1. It is not true that the gospel of the kingdom in Matt. 24:14

More information

Basic Bible Course by Ira Y. Rice, Jr. Christians are NOT Governed by the OLD Testament (Part 1)

Basic Bible Course by Ira Y. Rice, Jr. Christians are NOT Governed by the OLD Testament (Part 1) Basic Bible Course by Ira Y. Rice, Jr. Christians are NOT Governed by the OLD Testament (Part 1) Lesson Four INTRODUCTION: A common misconception of the Bible is that God s will to mankind of every age

More information

FOUNDATION STONE 3 CONCERNING THE WORD OF GOD INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT WASHINGS OR DOCTRINES OF BAPTISMS

FOUNDATION STONE 3 CONCERNING THE WORD OF GOD INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT WASHINGS OR DOCTRINES OF BAPTISMS FOUNDATION STONE 3 INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT WASHINGS OR DOCTRINES OF BAPTISMS We will start with water baptism, which is one of the most misunderstood Christian experiences in the church today. There are those

More information

THE PURPOSE AND MEANING OF BAPTISM

THE PURPOSE AND MEANING OF BAPTISM THE PURPOSE AND MEANING OF BAPTISM THE LOST & THE SAVED MATTHEW 25:31-41 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, "Come you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the

More information

Or has it ALWAYS been a gift given by grace to those who believe

Or has it ALWAYS been a gift given by grace to those who believe Galatians 3:6-9 The Example of Abraham 1 Gal 3:6-9 (NASB) Even so Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness. 7 Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons

More information

HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE By: Ron Halbrook

HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE By: Ron Halbrook All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for

More information

BIBLICAL SOTERIOLOGY An Overview and Defense of the Reformed Doctrines of Salvation Limited Atonement, part 18. by Ra McLaughlin

BIBLICAL SOTERIOLOGY An Overview and Defense of the Reformed Doctrines of Salvation Limited Atonement, part 18. by Ra McLaughlin IIIM Magazine Online, Volume 3, Number 16, April 16 to April 22, 2001 BIBLICAL SOTERIOLOGY An Overview and Defense of the Reformed Doctrines of Salvation Limited Atonement, part 18 by Ra McLaughlin OBJECTIONS

More information

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth You ve probably heard the saying, There are 2 things that are certain in this life... death and taxes. Well, I submit to you, There is something certain in the after-life...

More information

Galatians Rom. 12:16, 18, 15: Pet. 5:14 Rom. 16:16 1 Cor. 16:20 1 Thes. 5: Rom. 16:24 Phil. 2:1. The Epistle of Paul to the

Galatians Rom. 12:16, 18, 15: Pet. 5:14 Rom. 16:16 1 Cor. 16:20 1 Thes. 5: Rom. 16:24 Phil. 2:1. The Epistle of Paul to the Galatians 1 given me for edification and not for destruction. 11. In conclusion, brethren, rejoice! Be perfected; be encouraged; be of the same mind; be at peace; and the God of love and peace shall be

More information

Introduction. 2 Corinthians. The Gospel Of Christ Is That Word Of Reconciliation. Our Sins Make Us God s Enemies Who Deserve Punishment

Introduction. 2 Corinthians. The Gospel Of Christ Is That Word Of Reconciliation. Our Sins Make Us God s Enemies Who Deserve Punishment 2 Corinthians Lesson 5 God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 2 Cor. 5:18 Introduction In 2 Cor. 5:18-21, Paul writes of the word of reconciliation

More information

A Study of Special Conversions in the Acts of Apostles (#1)

A Study of Special Conversions in the Acts of Apostles (#1) HOME BIBLE STUDY SERIES A Study of Special Conversions in the Acts of Apostles (#1) 1 -- Conversion of 3,000 on Pentecost 2 -- Conversion of the Ethiopian Treasurer 3 -- Conversion of Saul of Tarsus HOME

More information

What is The Gospel by Zacharias Ursinus

What is The Gospel by Zacharias Ursinus by Copyright [Public Domain] www.reformedontheweb.com Table of Contents I What Is the Gospel?.................................. p. 2 II. Has The Gospel Always Been Known in the Church, or is it a New Doctrine?...........................................p.

More information

The Ethiopian Treasurers Conversion Text : Acts 8: 26-40

The Ethiopian Treasurers Conversion Text : Acts 8: 26-40 Sermon : The Ethiopian Treasurer s Conversion Page 1 INTRODUCTION : The Ethiopian Treasurers Conversion Text : Acts 8: 26-40 A. The Acts records the transition to the new way God deals with mankind. 1.

More information

The Faith of Abraham. The Faith of Abraham. Walking In A Hoping Growing Faith. Misplaced Pride In Being Abraham s Descendants

The Faith of Abraham. The Faith of Abraham. Walking In A Hoping Growing Faith. Misplaced Pride In Being Abraham s Descendants The Faith of The Faith of Lesson 4 1. An obedient faith 2. Justified by a believing trusting working faith 3. Walking in a hoping growing faith 4. are 's descendants, 2 Walking In A Hoping Growing Faith

More information

The Church And The Old Testament Scriptures By Pastor Art Watkins

The Church And The Old Testament Scriptures By Pastor Art Watkins The Church And The Old Testament Scriptures By Pastor Art Watkins Many Christians believe that church doctrine today is found only in the books of the New Testament: Matthew through Revelation. There are

More information

One Essential Article

One Essential Article In matters of doctrine you will find orthodox congregations frequently changed to heterodoxy in the course of thirty or forty years, and that is because, too often, there has been no catechizing of the

More information

GALATIANS CHAPTER 3. In your group read Galatians chapter 3 aloud. As a group discuss the general content of the chapter.

GALATIANS CHAPTER 3. In your group read Galatians chapter 3 aloud. As a group discuss the general content of the chapter. In your group read Galatians chapter 3 aloud. As a group discuss the general content of the chapter. INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GROUP: Read and Discuss each verse and translation along with the Additional Information.

More information

Names and Titles. Of the Holy Spirit A Compilation by Mary Craig, D. Min.

Names and Titles. Of the Holy Spirit A Compilation by Mary Craig, D. Min. Names and Titles Of the Holy Spirit A Compilation by Mary Craig, D. Min. Breath of the Almighty (Job 33:4; Ezekiel 7.9). Comforter/Paraclete gives strength (John 14:16, 26; 15:26). Eternal Spirit (Hebrews

More information

Handling the Word of God Accurately

Handling the Word of God Accurately It was Miles Coverdale, who gave us our first complete translation of the Bible, who had in the flyleaf of his Bible the following words concerning the laws of interpretation: It shall greatly help you

More information

Law, Statutes, & Judgments:

Law, Statutes, & Judgments: Law, Statutes, & Judgments: Many today do not realize that the Bible is a book about law. Many believe and insist that Yah shua the Messiah came to do away with the law of His Father, by doing away with

More information

A Concise Summary of Biblical Teachings. Rowan Jennings

A Concise Summary of Biblical Teachings. Rowan Jennings A Concise Summary of Biblical Teachings By Rowan Jennings Accountability 1) The individual will be held accountable for personal sin. (Ezek. 18:30) 2) We are accountable for what we believe. (Jn. 3:18)

More information

FIVE THINGS MOST PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO THINK ABOUT Matthew 7: The Sermon on the Mount

FIVE THINGS MOST PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO THINK ABOUT Matthew 7: The Sermon on the Mount FIVE THINGS MOST PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO THINK ABOUT Matthew 7:21-23 - The Sermon on the Mount Introduction: A. There are five truths found in this text - Matthew 7:21-23 1. Matthew 7:21-23 (NKJV) ---- 21

More information

The Adoption of Sons.

The Adoption of Sons. (13/22) The Adoption of Sons. Galatians 4:1-7 It is absolutely impossible to exhaust any portion of Scripture. The more one studies it, the more one sees in it, and not only that, but the more one becomes

More information

NT205 Romans and Galatians Week #4 The Need for Sanctification Romans Ch. 6 & 7

NT205 Romans and Galatians Week #4 The Need for Sanctification Romans Ch. 6 & 7 NT205 Romans and Galatians Week #4 The Need for Sanctification Romans Ch. 6 & 7 Grade Record Sheet for 10/12/2017 Attendance (50 pts) Enter score for 10/12/2017 Reading - Bible (15 pts) Should have read:

More information

RENEWING THE MIND. EPH 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

RENEWING THE MIND. EPH 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: RENEWING THE MIND EPH 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: ROM 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your

More information

Justification by Works versus Justification by Faith Romans 3 4

Justification by Works versus Justification by Faith Romans 3 4 Justification by Works versus Justification by Faith Romans 3 4 Justification (Salvation) by Works versus Justification (Salvation) by Faith Romans 3 4 Why is this important? 1. One of the greatest differences

More information

The New Covenant is the New Testament, i.e, Absolution and Faith.

The New Covenant is the New Testament, i.e, Absolution and Faith. Advent Vespers III The Third Sunday in Advent 14 December 2014 Concordia Lutheran Mission Terrebonne, Oregon The New Covenant is the New Testament, i.e, Absolution and Faith. Jeremiah 31:31, 33, 34 Behold,

More information

False Ideas Of God Page -3-

False Ideas Of God Page -3- False Ideas Of God Intro. As a basis for our study notice, Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly

More information

Basic Bible Course by Ira Y. Rice, Jr. Christians are NOT Governed by the OLD Testament (PART ONE)

Basic Bible Course by Ira Y. Rice, Jr. Christians are NOT Governed by the OLD Testament (PART ONE) Basic Bible Course by Ira Y. Rice, Jr. Christians are NOT Governed by the OLD Testament (PART ONE) Lesson Four INTRODUCTION: A common misconception of the Bible is that God s will to mankind of every age

More information

JUSTIFICATION BY WORKS VERSUS JUSTIFICATION BY GRACE

JUSTIFICATION BY WORKS VERSUS JUSTIFICATION BY GRACE JUSTIFICATION BY WORKS VERSUS JUSTIFICATION BY GRACE INTRODUCTION FOR LESSON TWO We listed in the previous article 21 items the Bible says saves us! GOD saves us through His MERCY, GRACE, and LOVE. CHRIST

More information

Arabic Version. The rite of circumcision:

Arabic Version. The rite of circumcision: Arabic Version The feast of circumcision is one of the seven minor feasts for the Master. It comes on the eighth day of the birth of Christ, i.e. Toubah 6 th / January 14 th. The rite of circumcision:

More information

CHAPTER SIXTEEN A BETTER COVENANT

CHAPTER SIXTEEN A BETTER COVENANT CHAPTER SIXTEEN A BETTER COVENANT In this section we come to the heart of the new covenant. But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant

More information

A 16 lesson study on the subject of discipleship as viewed from the pen and life of the apostle Peter. Prepared by Boyd Jennings

A 16 lesson study on the subject of discipleship as viewed from the pen and life of the apostle Peter. Prepared by Boyd Jennings Peter & Discipleship A 16 lesson study on the subject of discipleship as viewed from the pen and life of the apostle Peter. Prepared by Boyd Jennings What Is A Disciple? (Lesson #1) Mark 10:17-22, 29-30;

More information

Memory Program 2017/2018

Memory Program 2017/2018 Memory Program 2017-2018 Memory Program 2017/2018 God says that His Word is perfect and pure, will make one wise, and is more to be desired than the most precious of things (Psalm 19). How can a young

More information

HIDE IT UNDER A BUSHEL - NO! I'M GONNA LET IT SHINE!

HIDE IT UNDER A BUSHEL - NO! I'M GONNA LET IT SHINE! HIDE IT UNDER A BUSHEL - NO! I'M GONNA LET IT SHINE! SOWING THE WORD OF GOD FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016 REVISED APRIL 22, 2017 James 2:17-20 Thus also FAITH BY ITSELF, IF IT DOES NOT HAVE WORKS, IS DEAD. But

More information

School of Theology STUDENT GUIDE KNOWING GOD S VOICE CHAPTER 1 - SAMPLE

School of Theology STUDENT GUIDE KNOWING GOD S VOICE CHAPTER 1 - SAMPLE 2000 More Than Conquerors School of Theology STUDENT GUIDE KNOWING GOD S VOICE CHAPTER 1 - SAMPLE Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes,

More information

Church of God Militant Pillar and Ground of the Truth. Doctorial Statement

Church of God Militant Pillar and Ground of the Truth. Doctorial Statement Church of God Militant Pillar and Ground of the Truth Doctorial Statement Elder Waverly E. Jackson, Pastor Columbus, Ohi 1 of 9 The Bible is the inspired word of the living God. It is inerrant, and therefore

More information

How Does One Become A Christian

How Does One Become A Christian How Does One Become A Christian Introduction It is not what men eat but what they digest that makes them strong; Not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember

More information

The New Hampshire Baptist Confession of 1853

The New Hampshire Baptist Confession of 1853 1. Of the Scriptures The New Hampshire Baptist Confession of 1853 We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction (1); that it has

More information

The Old Testament and the New Testament; 03601; Page 1 of 9

The Old Testament and the New Testament; 03601; Page 1 of 9 Prelude: The Old Testament and the New Testament Don Ruhl Savage Street, Grants Pass, Oregon December 22, In the year of our Lord, 2013 Scripture Reader and Reading: Tim Braden Jeremiah 31.31 34 Song Leader

More information

HOW TO SHARE THE GOSPEL

HOW TO SHARE THE GOSPEL How a Sinner becomes a Saint 1. must see self as a sinner, totally incapable of saving yourself (Jeremiah 3:13) 2.must believe that reconciliation is provided through Christ s death (Rom 5:8-11; Col 1:19-23)

More information

The Holy Spirit. Who is the Holy Spirit? How does He speak then and today?

The Holy Spirit. Who is the Holy Spirit? How does He speak then and today? The Holy Spirit Who is the Holy Spirit? How does He speak then and today? Why Study the Spirit When studying the Holy Spirit, Christians look back on the study and want to know more. Avoid this by taking

More information

Divine Couplets. Mark 16:15 And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

Divine Couplets. Mark 16:15 And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Divine Couplets A couplet has various meanings, but the main idea it conveys is that something is grouped or arranged in twos. For our lesson, we are going to be looking at divine commands that are linked

More information

Systematic Theology #4: The Holy Spirit

Systematic Theology #4: The Holy Spirit Systematic Theology #4: The Holy Spirit THE PERSONHOOD OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Pneumatology is the study of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. 1. The Holy Spirit is a person, not a force or spiritual principle.

More information

BELIEVE SERIES Lesson One. The Bible

BELIEVE SERIES Lesson One. The Bible The Bible BELIEVE SERIES Lesson One Key Verse: "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly

More information

SOME THINGS GOD HAS NEVER PROMISED Mt.7:21-23

SOME THINGS GOD HAS NEVER PROMISED Mt.7:21-23 SOME THINGS GOD HAS NEVER PROMISED Mt.7:21-23 I. INTRODUCTION 1. In a previous lesson we have studied God s promises from the standpoint of their nature. Our topic was: The Nature Of God s Promises. We

More information

THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AFTER CONVERSION

THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AFTER CONVERSION THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AFTER CONVERSION I. INTRODUCTION 1. That the Holy Spirit has a role or a function in the life of the Christian, the baptized believer, the child of God, the member of the church,

More information

In this passage we find how we have been transformed by God's grace from slaves to sons and from prisoners to possessors of the promise.

In this passage we find how we have been transformed by God's grace from slaves to sons and from prisoners to possessors of the promise. Explore the Bible Lesson Preview June 14, 2009 "Receiving the Gospel" Background: Galatians 2:11-3:25 Lesson: Galatians 2:15-3:9 Motivation: Slave or son? Which would you rather be? In Paul's day, the

More information

Doctrine of Circumcision. A Survey of Circumcision in the New Testament. Part 1. An Initial Review of Circumcision in the Old Testament

Doctrine of Circumcision. A Survey of Circumcision in the New Testament. Part 1. An Initial Review of Circumcision in the Old Testament 1 Doctrine of Circumcision A Survey of Circumcision in the New Testament Part 1 An Initial Review of Circumcision in the Old Testament 1. In the Old Testament, circumcision was instituted of God s covenant

More information

Speaking Where the Bible Speaks A Mark That Matters

Speaking Where the Bible Speaks A Mark That Matters Speaking Where the Bible Speaks A Mark That Matters Speaking Where the Bible Speaks Speaking Where the Bible Speaks Speaking Where the Bible Speaks 1 Peter 4:11: 11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as

More information

What does Hair have to do with Obedience. I would like to turn our focus now to verse 10 which reads:

What does Hair have to do with Obedience. I would like to turn our focus now to verse 10 which reads: What does Hair have to do with Obedience I would like to turn our focus now to verse 10 which reads: 10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels. To better understand

More information

The Sabbath as a Sign

The Sabbath as a Sign The Sabbath as a Sign I heard a well-meaning Protestant minister refer to Acts 20:7 as a proof that the early church met on the first day of the week (Sunday), as opposed to the seventh day (Sabbath).

More information

Are you being Taught the Truth?

Are you being Taught the Truth? Are you being Taught the Truth? Is your Church Teaching you the True Plan of Salvation? What is your soul worth to you? Are you a Truth Seeker? Let us Journey together through the Word of God and make

More information

We should remember that the main intent of the Scriptures is to reveal Christ as Luke 24:44-49 teaches us:

We should remember that the main intent of the Scriptures is to reveal Christ as Luke 24:44-49 teaches us: Christ and the Prayer of the Kingdom Charles R. Biggs Matthew 6:9-13 9 "In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as

More information

Our Paschal Lamb The Power of Faith Jewish Exodus

Our Paschal Lamb The Power of Faith Jewish Exodus Every spring those of the Jewish and Christian faiths call to mind scriptures dealing with the importance of the paschal lamb. For most Jews, the Passover lamb marks the beginning of a nation, the end

More information

Sermon : The Thief On The Cross Page 1

Sermon : The Thief On The Cross Page 1 Sermon : The Thief On The Cross Page 1 The Thief On The Cross Text : Luke 23: 32-43 S#1. A. The cross of Christ is the center-point of all human history. S#2. 1. Everything before it points toward it.

More information

CHAPTER 8 OF CHRIST THE MEDIATOR

CHAPTER 8 OF CHRIST THE MEDIATOR #351 Westminster Standards Western Reformed Seminary (www.wrs.edu) John A. Battle, Th.D. CHAPTER 8 OF CHRIST THE MEDIATOR The covenant of redemption 1. It pleased God, in his eternal purpose, to choose

More information

The Book of Romans. Test Questions. Teacher Answer Sheets. Way of Life Literature Advanced Bible Studies Series

The Book of Romans. Test Questions. Teacher Answer Sheets. Way of Life Literature Advanced Bible Studies Series The Book of Romans Test Questions Teacher Answer Sheets Way of Life Literature Advanced Bible Studies Series Copyright @ 2004 by David W. Cloud This material cannot be placed on BBS or Internet Web sites

More information

How Were People Saved in the Old Testament, Since Jesus Had Not Yet Come? By Dr. Paul M. Elliott

How Were People Saved in the Old Testament, Since Jesus Had Not Yet Come? By Dr. Paul M. Elliott From the TeachingtheWord Bible Knowledgebase Salvation - Sin & Repentance How Were People Saved in the Old Testament, Since Jesus Had Not Yet Come? By Dr. Paul M. Elliott The Old and New Testaments both

More information

edition 2018 The Doctrine of the Church from Great Doctrines of the Bible by William Evans

edition 2018 The Doctrine of the Church from Great Doctrines of the Bible by William Evans www.wholesomewords.org edition 2018 The Doctrine of the Church from Great Doctrines of the Bible by William Evans THE DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH. There is great danger of losing sight of the Church in the

More information

Building Your Faith for Prosperity May 3, 2015

Building Your Faith for Prosperity May 3, 2015 Building Your Faith for Prosperity May 3, 2015 I. Our good heavenly Father Our perception or understanding of the nature of God will determine our level of faith in His ability or desire to help us. When

More information

The Unsearchable Riches of Christ in the Epistle to the Hebrews

The Unsearchable Riches of Christ in the Epistle to the Hebrews Year End Conference, Fountain Valley, CA December 24-29, 2015 The Unsearchable Riches of Christ in the Epistle to the Hebrews (Chapters 1-2) Jesus Christ Much More Superior than the Angels I. The general

More information

The Prophecies of Simeon and Anna (Lk ) WestminsterReformedChurch.org Pastor Ostella

The Prophecies of Simeon and Anna (Lk ) WestminsterReformedChurch.org Pastor Ostella The Prophecies of Simeon and Anna (Lk 2.21-38) WestminsterReformedChurch.org Pastor Ostella 2-14-2010 21 And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the

More information

Meditations for the 40 Days of Lent

Meditations for the 40 Days of Lent Meditations for the 40 Days of Lent Every year, when Advent, Christmas, the Forty days of Lent or Easter come along, the Servants of the Word choose a set of Scripture passages which will be read out during

More information

Jesus Christ Spiritual Lawgiver How Jesus revealed the deeper, spiritual intent of the commandments of God.

Jesus Christ Spiritual Lawgiver How Jesus revealed the deeper, spiritual intent of the commandments of God. Jesus Christ Spiritual Lawgiver How Jesus revealed the deeper, spiritual intent of the commandments of God. The Sermon on the Mount was delivered at the beginning of Jesus Christ s ministry. After choosing

More information

Foundations for Your Faith Lesson 25 NIV Future Things: The Rapture and the Second Coming (Eschatology) 1 Thess. 4:13-18 and Revelation Chapters 19-22

Foundations for Your Faith Lesson 25 NIV Future Things: The Rapture and the Second Coming (Eschatology) 1 Thess. 4:13-18 and Revelation Chapters 19-22 Foundations for Your Faith Lesson 25 NIV Future Things: The Rapture and the Second Coming (Eschatology) 1 Thess. 4:13-18 and Revelation Chapters 19-22 Read 1 Thess. 4:13-18, and Revelation chapters 19-22

More information

Following Jesus -- Course A

Following Jesus -- Course A CHRISTIAN'S BIBLE SALVATION CHURCH GOD/DEITY MORALITY AUDIO CLASS BOOKS LIFE FAMILY CREATION COURSES IN-DEPTH ARTICLES BRIEF TOPICS RELIGIONS E- COMMENTARIES BOOKS Following Jesus -- Course A Instructions:

More information

1. This aspect of God s will refers to His commands and His desires. For this is the will of God, your sanctification...

1. This aspect of God s will refers to His commands and His desires. For this is the will of God, your sanctification... CDC 38 Knowing God s Will Introduction: The Secret Things Belong to the LORD Our God, But the Things Revealed Belong to Us and to Our Sons Forever, That We May Observe All the Words of this Law. Deut 29:29

More information

. Unit 19, Session 1: From Abraham to Jesus. Dear Parents,

. Unit 19, Session 1: From Abraham to Jesus. Dear Parents, Unit 19, Session 1: From Abraham to Jesus Unit 19, Session 2: Mary Praised God Unit 19, Session 3: Jesus Was Born Unit 19, Session 4: Jesus at the Temple Unit 19, Session 5: Jesus Was Baptized Unit 19,

More information

Most common interpretation: Physical healing

Most common interpretation: Physical healing DISCERNING THE TRUTH A CASE STUDY: THE PRAYER OF FAITH FOR THE SICK - JAMES 5:13-20 Most common interpretation: Physical healing 1A. Application #1: The oil is understood to be for medicinal purposes 1B.

More information

Rom. 6:23. [23] For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord

Rom. 6:23. [23] For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord Kinds of Sin 1 Is. 59:1-2 3 [1] Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: [2] But your iniquities have separated between you and your God,

More information

God s s Perfect Plan. Overview of the Bible. By David Dann

God s s Perfect Plan. Overview of the Bible. By David Dann God s s Perfect Plan Overview of the Bible By David Dann God s s Perfect Plan God s s Perfect Plan The Bible communicates the will of God to mankind. God s s Perfect Plan The Bible communicates the will

More information

For whom did Christ die?

For whom did Christ die? For whom did Christ die? Arminianism: Christ died for all the sins of all people Christ died to remove the barrier of sin No certainty that anyone will be saved Deliverance from sin depends upon the will

More information

Which Day of Worship Did God Make Holy?

Which Day of Worship Did God Make Holy? Which Day of Worship Did God Make Holy? Did Jesus or the apostles abrogate the seventh day Sabbath? Throughout their history the children of Israel and Judah continually rejected the commandments of God.

More information

The Providence of God

The Providence of God Providence is made up of two words: Pro + Video. Video means to See, and Pro means Before. PROVIDENCE (1828 edition of Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language) PROV'IDENCE, n. [L. providentia.]

More information

Ephesians 2: Galatians 6:15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

Ephesians 2: Galatians 6:15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Ephesians 2:19-22 Introduction In the first half of Ephesians chapter two, we saw that we who were dead in sins and by nature children of wrath have now been made alive together with Christ, and raised

More information

THE HEIDELBERG CATECHISM CLASS THREE. Romans 3:19-20

THE HEIDELBERG CATECHISM CLASS THREE. Romans 3:19-20 THE HEIDELBERG CATECHISM CLASS THREE Romans 3:19-20 Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable

More information

MEMORY VERSE WEEK #1. Why Genesis 2:3?

MEMORY VERSE WEEK #1. Why Genesis 2:3? MEMORY VERSE WEEK #1 THIS WEEK S MEMORY VERSE: GENESIS 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. Why Genesis

More information

I. HAVE WE DISCARDED THE OLD TESTAMENT AS GOD S WORD? A.

I. HAVE WE DISCARDED THE OLD TESTAMENT AS GOD S WORD? A. Come and See Intro: John 1:46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. In order to appreciate and fully comprehend this verse, I

More information

Essence of God. Sovereignty 3 God is the supreme being of the universe... 3 God has a will... 3

Essence of God. Sovereignty 3 God is the supreme being of the universe... 3 God has a will... 3 Essence of God Contents Sovereignty 3 God is the supreme being of the universe................................. 3 God has a will................................................ 3 RIGHTEOUSNESS 4 God is

More information

Catechism SW 135 th Avenue Beaverton Oregon 97008

Catechism SW 135 th Avenue Beaverton Oregon 97008 9100 SW 135 th Avenue Beaverton Oregon 97008 Phone: (503) 524-1866 Fax: (503) 579-9129 Email: info@cordeoacademy.org Website: cordeoacademy.org Principal: PJ Hanson 2 Questions about God, Man & Sin 1.Q.

More information

1 Ted Kirnbauer 9/2/12. I Peter 1:10-12

1 Ted Kirnbauer 9/2/12. I Peter 1:10-12 1 I Peter 1:10-12 I Peter 1:3-12 was written to provide us with the foundation necessary to overcome trials as well as prepare us for the exhortations about godly living in 1:13 and following. In verses

More information

Riverview Baptist Church Sunday School Teaching Plan March 2, 2013 Hebrews 4:1-11 God s Rest

Riverview Baptist Church Sunday School Teaching Plan March 2, 2013 Hebrews 4:1-11 God s Rest Riverview Baptist Church Sunday School Teaching Plan March 2, 2013 Hebrews 4:1-11 God s Rest Memory Verse There remains, then, a Sabbath rest for the people of God. Hebrews 4:9 (NIV) The Big Idea: Sermon

More information

Biblical Reasons Why Developing the Love Walk. Is Necessary: PART #1

Biblical Reasons Why Developing the Love Walk. Is Necessary: PART #1 1 Biblical Reasons Why Developing the Love Walk Is Necessary: PART #1 Text: 1 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. 2 And

More information

New Covenant Christian Fellowship Statement of Faith Page 1 of 5. New Covenant Christian Fellowship

New Covenant Christian Fellowship Statement of Faith Page 1 of 5. New Covenant Christian Fellowship New Covenant Christian Fellowship Statement of Faith Page 1 of 5 STATEMENT OF FAITH New Covenant Christian Fellowship 1. The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original manuscripts

More information

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST The Baptism of the Holy Spirit BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST The word ghost means the spirit of the departed. The Holy Ghost is the Holy Spirit of God that dwelled in the body of Jesus Christ, left that physical

More information