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Messages with tag - Believe

Sun, Dec 25, 2016
Passage: John 1:1-18
Series: Holiday Specials
Duration: 43 mins 6 secs
What was John’s reason for writing his Gospel? Listen to this lesson to learn that he wrote it from a Jewish perspective to present Jesus as the Messianic Son of God. See that this was the last Gospel written and find out about how many times the word “believe” is used. Learn the five basic things we learn in John 1:14 and six ways "memra" is used. After learning about the Messiah, understand that it is only by believing in Him and His death on the Cross that we are saved.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 51 mins 44 secs
Observation exercises on John 20:31. Learning to observe the text.

Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 7-8

Assignment:
Read Hendricks, Living by the Book, chapters 9-11.
Read the entire book of James every day.
Write an additional 25 observations on James 1:19.
Do Exercises #5 and #6 in the Living By the Book Workbook.

Sun, Oct 13, 2013
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 44 mins 10 secs
Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 7-8

Observation exercises on John 20:31

Handout mentioned during the class - The Cruciality of Structure

Tue, Aug 27, 2013
Passage: Acts 18:1-18
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 47 secs
What if you were an Old Testament believer living away from Jerusalem in the first century? How long after Christ died, rose again, and ascended would you have heard about the changes that had taken place? Listen to this lesson to learn that the book of Acts tells of a gradual transition that was being made from the Mosaic Law to the Church Age. See how the Apostle Paul in his exhausted state was given three personal promises by God. Find out about Paul's vow and possible reasons why he shaved his head.
Sun, Feb 12, 2012
Passage: Colossians 2:16-4:5
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 40 mins 58 secs
All believers are engaged in a cosmic spiritual battle. The conflict may not be within the obvious spheres of personal or physical enemies. Satan is our arch-enemy and inculcates his false system of thinking on the human race in various guises. At the core of Satan-promoted thinking is an assault on God’s authority. However, Satan is the master counterfeiter and disguises his false religions and philosophies with the robes of righteousness and light. This makes these systems attractive to our sin nature. Learn in this lesson the commonalities and dangers of Satan’s worldly thought systems that sabotage our reliance on the all-sufficiency of Christ and our spiritual growth.
Thu, Dec 08, 2011
Passage: Romans 4:13-25
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 1 sec
Sun, Nov 13, 2011
Passage: Colossians 2:6-7
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 53 mins 9 secs
The Greco Roman culture, not unlike our own culture, had no sense of sin. Yet we are again reminded by Paul, who uses the term 164 times, that we are "in Christ." But how do we receive Christ? How do we walk in Him? In this lesson, we learn that our walk experience is how we conduct our life, dependent upon God step by step and moment by moment.

There are four keys in vs. 8 to walking in Christ. We are "rooted", we are "built up"; we are "established"; and we are "abounding". Understanding these concepts determines how your spiritual life grows and progresses.

How well do you know doctrine? How is your own spiritual life growing?
Thu, Oct 27, 2011
Passage: Romans 4:1-4 & Genesis 15:6
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 30 secs
As we continue in our study of Romans, we are reminded by Paul that Justification applies to both Jews and Gentiles We learn under what framework God's Righteousness and Justice operate. We learn the compatibility of Righteousness and love, and the concept of Biblical love.

This lesson explains the Justification of Abraham.
Thu, May 05, 2011
Passage: Romans 1:28-32 & Acts 17:16-32
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 59 mins 14 secs
How do we communicate biblical truth to unbelievers? On the one hand we don’t want to compromise the authority of Scripture by appealing to another authority to validate truth, but then we also don’t want to ignore evidence. We must realize the dynamics that enter into a conversation with the unsaved. We see this with Paul in Athens.
Thu, Apr 28, 2011
Passage: Romans 1:28-32
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 49 secs
We don't witness to everyone the same way. The apostles began with Abraham when talking to Jews and Gentiles with an Old Testament background, but with the God of creation, when talking to pagan Gentiles.When Paul came to Athens, he first went to the synagogue, and then to the agora, the marketplace. There he attracted the attention of the intellectual elites, the Stoics and Epicureans. They could not understand what he was talking about when speaking of the resurrection. It did not fit their preconceived notions, their religious framework. So they asked for more. They invited Paul to address them at Mar's Hill, a rock outcropping beneath the Acropolis. There we have a tremendous example of Paul's explanation of the gospel by defining God and then man.