The Structure of the Abraham Narrative (Genesis 11:27-25:11)

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

The Structure of a Text When studying a biblical text, it is important to consider its structure. How does a psalm flow? How does a narrative unfold? How are legal commands linked together to create a coherent message? Readers of Genesis are accustomed to dividing the book into 50 chapters. The chapter divisions and verse […]

What does the Bible teach us about the Bible? (pt. 5)

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

Introduction (pt. 1) A.  The Bible is Authoritative (pt. 2) B.  The Bible is Necessary (pt. 3) C.  The Bible is Clear (pt. 4) D.  The Bible is Sufficient (pt. 5) Following on from the Bible’s authority and clarity is its sufficiency. In one of the texts quoted above, we read in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, […]

Sermon Series: The True Ark Encounter

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

Join us on Sundays as we hear preaching from the book of Genesis. Previous Sermons Genesis 6:9-22  “The Sanctuary of Life” Genesis 7:1-8:22  “Enduring Judgment Day” Genesis 6:9-8:22 (& 1 Peter 3:20-22)  “The Flood and Your Baptism” Genesis 8:20-9:17  “Life Under the Rainbow” Genesis 9:18-29  “¡Viva La Revolución!” Disclaimer: We’re not degrading anything with the […]

What does the Bible teach us about the Bible? (pt. 4)

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

Introduction (pt. 1) A.  The Bible is Authoritative (pt. 2) B.  The Bible is Necessary (pt. 3) C.  The Bible is Clear (pt. 4) If God were to meet our need by giving us an authoritative message, surely, God would make it clear, right? Yes, exactly! He has not given us a message that it […]

What does the Bible teach us about the Bible? (pt. 3)

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

Introduction (pt. 1) A.  The Bible is Authoritative (pt. 2) B.  The Bible is Necessary (pt. 3) Many people reflect upon the time of the Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) or the early decades of the new covenant Church and conclude, “We don’t really need the Bible. The Patriarchs didn’t have a text. And neither […]

What does the Bible teach us about the Bible? (pt. 2)

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

Introduction (pt. 1) A.  The Bible is Authoritative (pt. 2) In 2 Timothy 3:16, we read these incredible words: All Scripture is breathed out by God. Stop. Read that again, since it is an incredible claim. Scripture – and by “scripture”, he is speaking about what is written, the text – is breathed out (or […]

What does the Bible teach us about the Bible? (pt. 1)

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

Introduction (pt. 1) Who can sit in judgment over the word of God but God Himself, the ultimate Author? Who better to teach us about God and all His works than God Himself, who is all-knowing and all-wise? Does a manmade religion or philosophy have more insight and authority than Him? Of course not! How […]

Herman Witsius on “Thy Will Be Done”

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

A series of dissertations on the Lord’s Prayer, authored by Herman Witsius, has been published and makes for excellent reading.  Unlike many in the 16th & 17th centuries, Witsius is both clear and concise in what he writes.  While you may not appreciate his fashion sense, you would surely benefit from picking up this work.  […]

What does the Bible teach about Peter?

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

Who was the Apostle Peter, according to Scripture? I’m not asking about the things passed down by history and tradition, which may be subject to embellishment, error, or misunderstanding. I’m asking what the Bible, which is inspired of God, teaches. Some Basics “Peter” was a sort of nickname Jesus gave to a man named Simon […]

The King’s True Temple

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

You’re invited to join us as we finish the Gospel of Mark and discover that the true temple of King Jesus does not sit upon a hill in the Middle East. Previous Sermons in this series: Mark 11:1-11  “All Hail the Son of David” Mark 11:11-21  “A Sandwich, a Plant, and a Temple” Mark 11:22-25  […]

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