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Foundations of Bible Study

The Foundations of Bible Study series lays the foundation for all our subsequent studies. It give the perspective, framework, and assumptions upon which all else is based.


Distorted Relationships - Elijah the Responsible, Knowledgeable Man - Part 2

December 1, 2016

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.


Distorted Relationships - Elijah the Responsible, Knowledgeable Man continuation - Part 1

December 15, 2016

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.


Distorted Relationships - Elijah the Responsible, Knowledgeable Man continuation - Part 2

December 15, 2016

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.


Distorted Relationships - Jonah the Patriot - Part 1

January 5, 2017

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.


Distorted Relationships - Jonah the Patriot - Part 2

January 5, 2017

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.


Distorted Relationships - Jonah the Patriot - Part 3

January 19, 2017

This study starts with a question about prayer and then continues our exploration of the book of Jonah.


Distorted Relationships - Jonah the Patriot - Conclusion - Part 1

January 26, 2017

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 themes of mercy, forgiveness, and repentance.


Distorted Relationships - Jonah the Patriot - Conclusion - Part 2

January 26, 2017

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 themes of mercy, forgiveness, and repentance.


Distorted Relationships - Cornelius the Good Man - Part 1

February 2, 2017

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.


Distorted Relationships - Cornelius the Good Man - Part 2

February 2, 2017

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.


Distorted Relationships - Job, the Disciplined Man Who Did the Right Things - Part 1

February 16, 2017

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.


Distorted Relationships - Job, the Disciplined Man Who Did the Right Things - Part 2

February 16, 2017

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.


Distorted Relationships - Job, the Disciplined Man Who Did the Right Things - Part 3

February 23, 2017

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.


Distorted Relationships - Job, the Disciplined Man Who Did the Right Things - Part 4

February 23, 2017

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.


Distorted Relationships - Job, the Disciplined Man Who Did the Right Things - Part 5

March 2, 2017

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.


Distorted Relationships - Job, the Disciplined Man Who Did the Right Things - Part 6

March 2, 2017

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.


Distorted Relationships - Job, the Disciplined Man Who Did the Right Things - Part 7

March 9, 2017

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.


Distorted Relationships - Job, the Disciplined Man Who Did the Right Things - Part 8

March 9, 2017

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.


Distorted Relationships - Job, the Disciplined Man Who Did the Right Things - Part 9

March 16, 2017

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.


Distorted Relationships - Job, the Disciplined Man Who Did the Right Things - Part 10

March 16, 2017

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.




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