Sunday Mornings in June

Next Sunday Pastor Andrew will start a new four part sermon series on making the religious practice of our church good.

June 1 – Good Religion Overcomes Evil / Rom 12:9-21

June 8 – Good Religion Serves Others / Gal 5:13-15

June 15 – Good Religion Needs Someone to Follow / Joshua 24

June 22 – Good Religion is a True Neighbor / Luke 10:25-37

The Bible Part II – Can we trust it?

The Bible Part II – Can we trust it?

The link above is to an article by Chuck Colson on the trustworthiness of the Bible.  Below are two more articles as well as a short video on the reliability of the Bible .  Please feel free to post any thought or comments you may have.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2009/december/24.56.html

Faith, Trust, and Evidence

http://www.christianityexplored.org/tough-questions/canyoutrustthebible

The Bible Part 1

This Wednesday we continue “Developing a Biblical World View.” Our topic this week is the first part of a study on the Bible – How did we get our Bible and is it creditable?  In a post-modern world this is a critical question being asked by many of our family, neighbors, co-workers and friends.  This is the foundation for a biblical world view.  If we are going to make claims based on the Bible we need to give assurances to people that the Bible can be trusted.  My personal journey is one that began with faith in the Bible as God’s word but I am so thankful that God has reaffirmed that faith by coming to understand that the Bible is also a reliable historical writing.  The Bible is critically trustworthy but at the same time supernatural in its origin and impact on our lives.  I’m really looking forward to these next two weeks of Bible Study.  Here are some resources for you to reflect on as you prepare for the study next week.  Please feel free to write a response on my blog about any of these resources.

Why the ‘Lost Gospels’ Lost Out  – This is a response article to the use of lost gospels in Dan Brown’s book / movie “the Da Vinci Code”  On Wednesday we will talk about false gospels and how it was decided to exclude them form the NT.

            http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2004/june/7.26.html?paging=off

APOLOGETICS: How were the books of the New Testament chosen?

            http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=37993

How were the books of the Books of the New Testament chosen – D.A. Carson

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PSw7n9S0_Y

Watch as a tribal community receives the Bible printed in their own language for the first time.  This is special!

           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9dpmp_-TY0

Last week continued

This week at Bible Study we are going to cover what we did not get to during last week’s meeting . . . which was most of the content I planned to share.  We had a smaller group of people which resulted in a great discussion which resulted in not getting through much of the study.  In short if you missed last week you will still get most of what I planned to share this week.  However, we do need to get through the material this week. If you haven’t already look at my post from last week and read those articles.