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May 19, 2016

Foundations of Bible Study - Understanding the Plan of God

The first half of this study addresses questions asked after the previous study, viz., 

  1. Do we do good because we have to or because we want to and when do we know we are being hypocritical?
  2. Making it practical
  3. Why do we not NEED to understand the Bible?
  4. Do soldiers in war commit sin?
  5. Does it mean if we are not perfect, we cannot go to Heaven?

The second half introduces the need to understand the plan God is undertaking in order to understand the Bible, make Christianity relevant, and create a sense of repentance.


July 28, 2016

Foundations of Bible Study: The Plan - Impossibility and Sin

We continue our discussion of the overall plan of salvation by examining how utterly impossible it is for us to live as God lives and what sin is.


September 22, 2016

Foundations of Bible Study: The How of Christian Transformation - Insanity to Sanity

This study continues examining the role of the Holy Spirit in Christian transformation and how understanding it prevents us from building a Christianity without Christ.  We explore how we are transformed from insanity to sanity and conclude with a discussion of God's rest and the Sabbath.


September 29, 2016

Foundations of Bible Study: The How of Christian Transformation - Christian Growth and Discouragement and the Centrality of Christ

As we continue to explore the role of the Holy Spirit in our transformation we focus on the implications for Christian growth, dispel some misperceptions about Christian growth that can lead to misguided discouragement, and see even more clearly the centrality of a living Christ to Christianity.


October 13, 2016

Foundations of Bible Study: The How of Christian Transformation - The Centrality of Christ and the Mechanics of Christian Growth

In this study, we continue our examination of the centrality of Christ to Christianity and then transition to discuss the mechanics of Christian growth.


August 31, 2017

Fruitful and Fruitless Faith - James 2:12-23

We continue through James chapter two and the discussion of works and faith.  We spend time comparing Paul, James, and John, digress briefly on Anti-Christs, and conclude discussing friendship with God.


July 12, 2018

God gathers scattered Israel in Jer 31:10-14 and Questions on God, Church, and Christians

In the first half of tonight's study, we examine the historical and cultural setting of God's promise to gather and prosper Israel in Jer 31:10-14.  We chose this particular section of scripture because it is the second psalm in the Morning Office of the first Thursday of the four week Psalter.  The first half concludes with a discussion of sections of scripture that can make us uncomfortable about God such as killing 185,000 Assyrians as they are getting ready to attack Jerusalem.

The second half continues this discussion and branches into questions about who are Christians and the necessity of the organized Church.


August 30, 2018

Psalm 16: The Path of Life

Psalm 16 points to Jesus' death and resurrection.  It also points us to Him as the path of life, our inheritance, our everything.  We examine the difference between the Israelite and Christian perspectives on this psalm as well as some of its cultural and linguistic nuances.  We then stopped recording and prayed the Thursday Night Office for which this is the psalm.




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