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Sunday 09/17/17 AM

Worn Knees and Unmatchable Power – Pastor Dalton

Worn Knees and Unmatchable Power – Pastor Dalton


Sunday 09/10/17 AM

Interpreting the Bible Pt. 2 – Pastor Ascher

 

Interpreting the Bible, Pt. 2 – Pastor Ascher

 

II Timothy 2:15

Neh. 8:1 – 8

 

THREE ERRORS TO AVOID IN INTERPRETATION

1. Don’t Make Conclusions at the Price of Interpretation

2. Avoid Superficial Interpretation

3. Avoid Spiritualizing or Allegorizing the Bible

 

CONTEXTUAL ISSUES TO BE CONSIDERED

  • Language
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • History

 

 


Sunday 09/03/17 AM

Interpreting the Bible – Pastor Ascher

 

INTERPRETING THE BIBLE – Pastor Ascher

 

THE MAJOR PREREQUISITE FOR EFFECTIVE BIBLE STUDY:

~  A High View of Scripture

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONAL BIBLE STUDY

  1. Read the Bible
  2. One Must Be a Christian
  3. A Strong Desire
  4. Diligence
  5. Holiness – I Pet. 2:1, James 1:21
  6. Obedience – James 1:22
  7. Prayer – Eph. 1:16 – 19, Isa. 28:9, 10

 

READING THE OLD TESTAMENT – FIVE BASIC THEMES:

  1. The Old Testament Tells Us About God
  2. The Old Testament Reveals God’s Law, Man’s Sin and God’s Judgment
  3. Keeping the Law of God Brings Blessing
  4. There is a Savior who is coming
  5. There is a Kingdom coming on Earth which the Savior will rule

Sunday 08/27/17 AM

The Miracle of Inspiration – Pastor Ascher

The Miracle of Inspiration – Pastor Ascher

Hebrews 4:12
Heb. 1:1, 2
II Pet. 1:20, 21
II Tim. 3:16, 17

TESTS OF CANONICITY

1. THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE HAD TO BE WRITTEN BY A TRUE SPOKESMAN FROM
GOD

2. THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE ARE AFFIRMED BY THEIR INTERNAL CONTENT

3. THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE ALL HAVE A SUPERNATURAL ELEMENT OR
CHARACTER

4. THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE EXALT THE GREATNESS OF GOD AND THE SON OF
GOD AS BEING GOD IN THE FLESH

5. THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE CONDEMN THE SINFULNESS OF MAN

WRONG IDEAS ABOUT INSPIRATION

1. The Bible is NOT inspired because it was written by really smart men.

2. The Bible is NOT a book of inspired concepts.

3. The Bible does NOT simply CONTAIN the Word of God.

WE BELIEVE IN THE “VERBAL-PLENARY” INSPIRATION OF THE BIBLE. EVERY WORD AND ALL THE WORDS IN THE ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPHS WERE GOD-BREATHED.

MAJOR PREREQUISITES FOR EFFECTIVE BIBLE STUDY:

1. A High View of Scripture

2. Knowing What It Says (Reading to absorb the content)

REQUIREMENTS FOR DETERMING THE MEANING OF SCRIPTURE

1. One Must Be a Christian

I Cor. 2:6 – 15

2. One Must Desire to Know the Meaning

I Pet. 2:1, 2

Feeding the Desire:

1. Remember that God’s Word is our Spiritual Life Source

I Pet.1:23

2. Confession and Repentance

3. Admitting our Need for God’s Word

4. The Pursuit of Growth

5. Counting Blessings

I Pet. 2:3
TESTS TO DETERMINE THE DEPTH OF OUR DESIRE FOR THE WORD OF GOD

1. Do We Honor The Word?

2. Do We Love Truth?

3. Are We Willing to Fight For Truth?

4. Do We Proclaim the Word?

5. Do We Personalize the Word?


Sunday 08/20/17 AM

A Precious Faith Pt. 3 – Pastor Dalton

A Precious Faith Pt. 3 – Pastor Dalton


Sunday 08/13/17 AM

Requirements for Personal Bible Study Part II – Pastor Ascher

Requirements for Personal Bible Study Part II – Pastor Ascher

II Tim. 3:16, 17
I Pet. 2:2
I Cor. 3:1, 2

MAJOR PREREQUISITES FOR EFFECTIVE BIBLE STUDY:

1. A High View of Scripture

2. Knowing What It Says (Reading to absorb the content)

REQUIREMENTS FOR DETERMINING THE MEANING OF SCRIPTURE

1. One Must Be a Christian

I Cor. 2:6 – 15

2. One Must Desire to Know the Meaning

I Pet. 2:1, 2

Feeding the Desire:

A. Remember that God’s Word is our Spiritual Life Source

I Pet.1:23

B. Confession and Repentance

C. Admitting our Need for God’s Word

D. The Pursuit of Growth

E. Counting Blessings

I Pet. 2:3

TESTS TO DETERMINE THE DEPTH OF OUR DESIRE FOR THE WORD OF GOD

1. Do We Honor The Word?

2. Do We Love Truth?

3. Are We Willing to Fight For Truth?

4. Do We Proclaim the Word?

5. Do We Personalize the Word?


Sunday 08/06/17 AM

The Requirements for Personal Bible Study – Pastor Ascher

The Requirements for Personal Bible Study – Pastor Ascher


Sunday 07/30/17 AM

The Supernatural Quality of the Bible – Pastor Ascher

The Supernatural Quality of the Bible – Pastor Ascher

Acts 20:28 – 32
Jer. 8:9

SEVEN CLAIMS THE BIBLE MAKES ABOUT ITSELF

1. The Bible Claims to be Infallible

2. The Bible Claims to be Inerrant

3. The Bible Claims to be Complete

Deut. 4:2
Jude 3

4. The Bible Claims to be Authoritative

5. The Bible Claims to be Sufficient

6. The Bible Claims to be Effective

Isa. 55:11, 12

7. The Bible Claims to be Determinative

John 8:47

Josh. 1:8


Sunday 07/23/17 IAM

 

The Critical Issue of Discernment Part V – Pastor Ascher

The Critical Issue of Discernment Part V – Pastor Ascher

I Thessalonians 5:21, 22

 

I. WHY IS THERE THIS HUGE VOID WHEN IT COMES TO DISCERNMENT IN THE CHURCH AND AMONG CHRISTIANS?

A. The Lack of Doctrinal Clarity and Conviction

B. A Failure to See the Black and White of Scripture

C. A Preoccupation with Image and Influence as the key to evangelism

D. A Failure to Interpret Scripture Properly

F. A Failure to Confront Open Sin in the Church.

G. Spiritual Immaturity in the Church.

 

II. WHAT IS SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT?

SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT IS THE SKILL OF SEPARATING DIVINE TRUTH FROM EFFOR AND HALF TRUTH.

I Tim. 4:6, 7, 13

I Tim. 6:3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13

 

III. HOW DO WE BECOME DISCERNING CHRISTIANS?

A. Desire to be Discerning

B. Prov. 2:3 – 5

C. Pray for Discernment

D. Learn from Those Who Have It

E. Seek Out Mature Believers

F. Depend on the Holy Spirit

G. Study the Scriptures Diligently

II Tim. 2:15, 16, 17

Phil. 1:9-11

 


Sunday 07/16/17 AM

The Critical Issue of Discernment Part IV – Pastor Ascher

The Critical Issue of Discernment Part IV – Pastor Ascher

I Thessalonians 5:21, 22

WHY IS THERE THIS HUGE VOID WHEN IT COMES TO DISCERNMENT IN THE CHURCH AND AMONG CHRISTIANS?

1. The lack of doctrinal clarity and conviction

2. A failure to see the black and white of scripture

3. A preoccupation with image and influence as the key to evangelism

4. A failure to interpret scripture properly

5. A failure to confront open sin in the church

6. Spiritual immaturity in the church

II. WHAT IS SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT?

SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT IS THE SKILL OF SEPARATING DIVINE TRUTH FROM ERROR AND HALF TRUTH.

I Tim. 6:20, 21


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