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Tying it all together

Tough Questions: The Book of RevelationsTying it all together; Chapters 12 – 18 A Women, A Dragon, Two Beasts, The Lamb, A Prostitute, And A Great City; Revelations 12:19 In Heaven; Revelation 12:1 The Women; Revelation 12:1-2–The women is introduced giving birth to a child–Clothes by the sun–Moon under her feet–Twelve stars on her head–Sent to a desolate place The Dragon–Seven heads / Ten horns / Seven diadems–Attempts to devour the woman’s child–War in the heavens breaks out after the…

What’s with Signs?

Tough Questions: The Book of RevelationsWhat’s with Signs? Chapter 4-11 Revelations is Not Linear This world is not the end (eternal perspective)God used “Bad Things” for an ultimate good (Spiritual Perspective)“Bad Things” equip believers or ministry (faith perspective) Some things we’re not covering: When, Matthew 24:36; Meaningless discussions 1 Timothy 1:5-6 “Do Not Pass” Sings are not always literal-Sometimes taking them literal can eliminate the meaningSigns are not to evoke meaning-They are not exhaustive in explanation Revelations 4:1 (Isaiah 6,…

How do I know I am saved?

How do I know I am saved?1 John 5:11-13 Romans Road -Romans 3:10b “No one is righteous— not even one.”-Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”-Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”-Romans 10:9 “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” How…

Why Does God Use Genocide?

Guest Speaker: Allen Lehman “16 After four generations your descendants will return here to this land, for the sins of the Amorites do not yet warrant their destruction.” Genesis 15:16 (NLT) Nations and Degrees of Degradation calls for Different Responses from God…

Why Should I Be Thankful?

Questions “16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT) “4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! 5 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.[a] 6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for…

Is the Bible Really the Word of God?

Questions “Where did the Bible come from?”“Is the Bible really God’s Word?” “Scripture is like a lion. Who ever heard of defending a lion? Just turn it loose; it will defend itself.” Charles Spurgeon “14 But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. 15 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to…

Where Did the Bible Come From?

Tough Questions Christians Face John 1:1, 1 Peter 1:3-12, Mark 13:31 Neither individuals nor councils created the canon; instead they came to recognize and acknowledge the self-authenticating quality of these writings, which imposed themselves as canonical upon the church.” Bruce Metzger (Leading Translator and Scholar) When asked, ‘What is more important: prayer or reading the Bible?’ I ask, ‘What is more important: breathing in or breathing out?’” Charles Spurgeon

Is the Lord’s Supper (Communion) Significant to a Christian’s Life?

QuestionsIs the Lord’s Supper (Communion) Significant to a Christian’s Life?Romans 5:6, 81 Corinthians 11:17-34 Divisions1 Corinthians 11:19The Parable of the Wheat and Weeds1 Corinthians 11:20 “When you meet together, you are not really interested in the Lord’s Supper.”Is the Lord’s Supper (Communion) Significant to a ChristianRomans 6:1-14 “you live under the freedom of God’s grace” “Every Communion is an embodiment of God’s grace. We hear God’s grace in the words that are spoken. But we also see it, hear it,…

Questions: Why is Jesus the Only Way? Did Jesus Even Exist?

Questions “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1 (NLT) “The origin of the physical constants that is getting closer to a good argument.” “You might convince somebody like me to be a deist, but then suddenly we get Jesus Christ, we get the crucifixion, and we get the resurrection…don’t think that because you’ve convinced somebody of the fine-tuning to be a deist, therefore, he’s got to believe…

Questions: What is the Evidence That There is a God?

Hebrews 11:1-3 The Big Bang Theory “The origin of the physical constants that is getting closer to a good argument” -Richard Dawkins Romans 1:19-20 The Fine-Tuning Argument The characterization of the universe as finely tuned suggests that the occurrence of life in the universe is very sensitive to the values of certain fundamental physical constants and that other values different from the observed ones are, for some reason, improbable. “It is the fine-tuned argument … that one degree, well, one…
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