not ignorant III A-This is a difficult question and varies based on each unique situation but I think the Church often times does too much preaching to the choir and needs to focus more on relationships, knowledge is essential yes but the body cannot be the body with Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night service where we drop off our kids and go sit and listen.
not ignorant II Q-authors and languages A-Our Bible was written by over 40 men during a period of time of about 1500 years and in 3 different languages(Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek)
Q-inspiration and canonization
A-The 40 men although some were spoken to directly from God most where inspired by the Holy Spirit to write what they did but maintained their own perspective on some of what was written in the Bible.
The Canonization of the New Testament began happening rather quickly in the early Church and the word "Canon" is a way of measuring and or validating letters written to be inspired. Part of the measurement was its connection to the Old Testament , the writings ability to change or saves souls, and its broad acceptance by the collective body of the New Testament Church.
The Old Testament was accepted as it was written starting with the Torah and as time went on the addition of writings was accepted by the collective leadership of Israel.
Q- how much time between Malachi and Matthew
not ignorant Q-how we got 66 books
Answer-This is lengthy response but it is answered in how the Old and New Testament were canonized but the Old Testament was not necessarily ordered by the Jews as we order it in our Bible. The New Testament is 4 Gospels written by two disciples and two witnesses, the rest of the new testament are letters written to the various Churches with the exception of Hebrews which is believed to be a series of sermons. But the entire narrative of the Old and New Testament is one Big story of God loving and redeeming a lost people who need him.
Great Sermon! I really enjoyed this. You made some fantastic points. My best friend is a beautiful Christian sister who is an ex lesbian and her testimony of how the Lord redeemed her out of that lifestyle is powerful.
Great Sermon! This article is a sign of our times. But really the same as all times. 1 Corinthians chapter 2 speaks clearly as to why this writer and many others will continue to stand against the simple faith in the authenticity of the Bible as the Word of God. Understanding and pity of where this man is in his spiritual condition is what is needed.
Great Sermon! Great preaching & teaching! I was trying ro listen while shoveling snow & had ro keep stopping because i didn't want ro miss a word. It is a message that i will also listen to again to keep reminding myself. Great message for all. May God continue to bless your heart passions & ministries!
Small Groups As someone who helps a lot in the ministries (teaching Sunday School and also teaching Awana) I have thought about starting a Small Group. I believe it would be a great time to fellowship, for the kids to fellowship, and to "break bread" together at our own homes. I do not get interaction with adults on Sundays or Wednesdays because I am helping kids, and honestly I won't go to a women's study because I don't want to throw my own kids in nursery yet again. Yes the Word should be divided, but there should also be fellowship. I feel I make no difference sitting in a pew 3 times a week. I feel like there should be a shorter message and then fellowship on Sunday evening (even dinner--breaking bread). Possibly then a community could be built. Why not throw meat into Sunday morning? The Holy Spirit is the one who provides understanding. He never said "preach watered down sermons so people get it." I don't believe that is what Jesus did when he stood in the synagogues. Nor what He taught His disciples. Just preach and the Holy Spirit will do the rest.
As a church that believes in a voting body what happens when that body decides they want small groups and not Sunday school? How would pastoral leadership deal with this because small groups do allow for flexible times to assemble? Is there a difference between a small group and a woman's bible study? Do we scrutinize the materials used in these "small groups?"
Great Sermon! Pastor Sean regarding your Comment on the 5 pts of Calvinism, which I prefer the Sovereign Grace of God. Have you ever read The Death of Death in the death of Christ by John Owen or James White's The Potter's Freedom? Also, I am sure are you fully aware of the many uses of the term "world" i.e. John 3:16. Context context....
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Great Sermon! I believe you have to be either Pre-Trib and Pre-Mil or Post-Trib, Amil. Pre-Wrath is just a compromised position. Your understanding of God's mysteries revealed only to Paul and not revealed in the Gospels will also determine your interpretation and your presuppositions. Also your Romans Israelology very important.
Great Sermon! Before my conversion I wanted a quick death. But,we glorify God more in our sufferings and afflictions. If this type of death is God's will for us, it will be for His glory, John 9. I believe in complete and total sovereignty of God in ALL things. Rom 8:18, 28.
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Great Sermon! Also how many black church leaders who AREN'T preaching the gospel do you really believe are listening to your podcasts? Preaching to the choir pastor. Please take my comments with the utmost respect, you and your fellow teachers have taught me much, but it's time to be serious where it matters, in the dirt, not in a bubble. God bless and keep you brother.
Great Sermon! Merry Christmas to you too sir. Many truths in what you said. One problem I have is that as blacks it seems that yourselves at berean and many others in Christian news seem to want to ignore, back burner, or even sideline wrongs done to blacks. The man in the you're ready coast was choked to death, a form of restraint deemed illegal by that pds governing body. No charges? Zimmerman told not to engage Trevon. He did, no charges. We get all in an uproar about Rwanda, and victims of ISIS, Christian and non, but murder here in our country by those who are to protect should be a third or fourth level issue? I struggle with the apathy.
The writer of article is an idiot the writer of the article is simply an idiot. Both he and his editor should be fired. The article has no credible evidence. Things are taken out of context. I noticed that he said nothing regarding the husbands charge to love his wife as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it. I am supposed to love my wife and take of her to the point that I would die for her.
Great Sermon! This is a good reminder that it profits us nothing if we gain the whole world but forfeit our souls. That Jesus Christ is one and only treasure. I am greatful to God that in Jesus He saves ordinary and, especially, weak and foolish people.
I think it worth mentioning a story regarding Michael Jordan. I worked at a Bible camp and kids from Chicago were bused in one week. I shared with them that only through Jesus can a person be saved, and that the most famous and glorified people they knew of would not be saved because of their feats and exoneration, even Michael Jordan. That if they never repent and believe in Jesus Christ, they too will be cast out by God into eternal punishment for their sins. One of the kids said he couldn't believe that Michael Jordan might go to hell one day. "No way! Nah, not Michael!" He exclaimed.
I hope that God will turn MJ to Jesus and some day he will believe in the Savior. Mickey Mantle believed in Jesus shortly before his death, as is credibly testified by Bobby Richardson in "Impact Player." I hope and pray that Jordan will not reject the Lord.
Thanks again for the sermon.