What is the Goal? Matthew 28:18-20 People Need Jesus
Who are you working for? Exodus 34:5-7
How to Attain Understanding
-Time in God’s Word
Can we move from elementary understanding to deeper understanding
Basic understandings are rarely enough to engage culture
Bad Theology within the church
— “Dare to be a Daniel”; We are not to look to men as an example of God; Individuals have flaws
–”Twelve men went to spy on Canaan”; Ten were bad and two were good; No-one is good enough to get into heaven.
—Ps 14:2-3, Rom 3:9-20
—create a separation that was never meant to be
—God loves the entire human race and sent his son to save us all!
—It is not to be an us vs them
–Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
—Joshua 5:13-14 “Are you friend or foe?” “Neither one”
—Joshua 6:1-5 “I have given to Jericho”
—We begin to think we are the one fighting the battles
—-We can start to think we can choose what battles to fight rather than ‘follow’ God into battle
—2 Samuel 5:22-25 Wait…, wait for God to move
How do we move forward?
-Study God’s word as a whole!
–Scripture bites are ok, but they rarely tell the whole story. Psalm 23:4, Leviticus 26:39
-Study God’s word for yourself!
–Be able to understand and apply God’s word in your own life
—Then you can help others
-Jesus loves me this I know