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May 11, 2017

James 1:12-18: Overcoming, sin & consequences, first fruits, and rebirth

We continue through the Letter of James discussing overcoming sin at its root and the progression from sinfulness to sin to death contrasting the path to death with the path to life.  We digress a bit onto the subject of first fruits and conclude with an exploration of the literal meaning of our rebirth.


May 4, 2017

James 1:12-15: Blessing, Trials, Temptation, Sin, and Overcoming

We continue our study of James as he contrasts trials and temptations and discuss the implications of this difference in overcoming sin.


April 27, 2017

James 1:9-12: Willingness to be perfected, poverty, embracing life, endurance

We continue our exploration of James including the exaltation of the poor, the humbling of the rich, endurance and embracing of trials, and living life fully.


April 20, 2017

James 1:5-8, Topical Bibles, Bible Marking

Tonight's study covers our willingness to pursue perfection, asking for wisdom, and asking in prayer in general as well as introducing Topical Bibles and Bible Marking.


April 6, 2017

James: 1:1-4

This study explores the first four verses of the first chapter of James.  Topics include some historical trivia of how the 10 tribes of Israel became intertwined with the Kingdom of Judah and thus the Jewish Diaspora of James' day, trials, suffering, love, faith, perseverance, aggressively driving out sin, and perfection.  We also briefly introduce concordances and commentaries.


March 30, 2017

James: Introduction and 1:1

In this study, we describe the change in approach from our previous studies, give the background to the Letter of James, read the first chapter, and begin exposition of the first verse.  There is a problem with sound for the first 8 minutes of part II.


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.


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 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 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.


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.


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 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.


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