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December 1, 2016

Foundations of Bible Study: Distorted Relationships - Elijah the Responsible, Knowledgeable Man

This study begins a series examining relationships with God that have some form of distortion and seeing how God moves them to a foundation of love.  In this study, we begin the life of Elijah.


December 15, 2016

Foundations of Bible Study: Distorted Relationships - Elijah the Responsible, Knowledgeable Man continuation

This study completes our examination of the life of Elijah and his growth from a relationship with God based upon Responsibility and Knowledge to one based upon Love.


January 5, 2017

Foundations of Bible Study: Distorted Relationships - Jonah the Patriot

In this study, we begin exploring the life of Jonah and see how a distorted patriotism distorts his relationship with God.  We also digress to discuss Sheol and Purgatory.


January 12, 2017

Scriptural Basis for Purgatory

In this study, we examine the scriptural basis for Purgatory and explore perspectives on sin and forgiveness.


January 19, 2017

Foundations of Bible Study: Distorted Relationships - Jonah the Patriot; Purgatory; Prayer

The first half of this study concludes our discussion of the Biblical basis of Purgatory.  The second half answers a question about prayer and then continues our exploration of the book of Jonah.


January 26, 2017

Foundations of Bible Study: Distorted Relationships - Jonah the Patriot - Conclusion

In this study, we conclude our exploration of the book of Jonah and Patriotism as an incorrect foundation for our relationship with God and focus on these of mercy, forgiveness, and repentance.


February 2, 2017

Foundations of Bible Study: Distorted Relationships - Cornelius the Good Man

In this study we examine the account of Cornelius the Centurion to see how our human goodness is not a proper foundation for our relationship with God.


February 16, 2017

Foundations of Bible Study: Distorted Relationships - Job, the Disciplined Man Who Did the Right Things

This study begins our examination of the book of Job including the background of the book, the character of Job, and possible shortcomings in his relationship with God.


February 23, 2017

Foundations of Bible Study: Distorted Relationships - Job, the Disciplined Man Who Did the Right Things

We continue the study of the Book of Job focusing on the friends rigid religion and Job“s bewilderment at God“s actions.  We discuss the problem of spiritual dishonesty and the danger of not letting reality challenge our understanding of God.


March 2, 2017

Foundations of Bible Study: Distorted Relationships - Job, the Disciplined Man Who Did the Right Things

We continue our study of the Book of Job to see Job“s continued bewilderment at God and the friends“ highly defensive and violent reaction when Job challenges their view of God and religion with reality.


March 9, 2017

Foundations of Bible Study: Distorted Relationships - Job, the Disciplined Man Who Did the Right Things

We continue our study of the Book of Job and shift our focus from the shortcomings of the friends to the shortcomings of Job and identify the dysfunction in Job“s relationship with God.  We then start the speech of Elihu and explore how his approach is different from both Job and the friends.


March 16, 2017

Foundations of Bible Study: Distorted Relationships - Job, the Disciplined Man Who Did the Right Things

Our study on Job continues with an exploration of the words of Elihu and his taking Job to task for questioning God“s justice.  God afflicts Job because He loves Job and God blesses Job because He loves him.  Every dimension of God“s relationship with us is clothed in His love for us.


March 23, 2017

Foundations of Bible Study: Distorted Relationships - Job, the Disciplined Man Who Did the Right Things

In this conclusion to the Foundations of Bible Study series, we review Elihu“s speech, see how God addresses Job whom He had so complimented at the beginning of the book, see how Job“s coming to self knowledge in the face of God transforms his relationship with God, and then review how the entire Foundations of Bible Study series ties together.




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