Developing A Christian Worldview, Pt. 8; The Gift of Salvation, March 14, 2021

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TEXT: Doctrinal, Ephesians 2:1-10, Multiple Texts INTRO: The doctrine we examine today is called “Soteriology,” dealing with the issue of salvation. The question before is: “Is salvation a gift from God that cannot be earned.” Understanding salvation is to answer three questions: From what am I saved? To what am I saved? And, finally, how am I saved?   I. …

Developing A Christian Worldview, Pt.8; On God, March 7,2021

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TEXT: Doctrinal, Multiple Texts INTRO: “Is God the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the Universe and does He still rule it today?” In the entire survey, this is the only question that deals with the doctrine of God. We will use a short exegesis of part of the Creation account found in Gen. 1. Doctrine of God Series available; 417-844-9970. …

Developing A Christian Worldview Pt. 7; The Sinlessness of Jesus, February 28, 2021

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TEXT: Doctrinal, Multiple Texts INTRO: We began last week going through survey questions posed by Barna Research to help determine if a person has a Christian or biblical worldview. We started with two (2) questions about truth: Does absolute moral truth exist? And Is absolute truth defined by the Bible? I offered two possible answers and you made your personal …

Developing A Christian World View, Pt.6; “Do You Have A Christian Worldview?” Absolute Truth, February 21, 2021

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TEXT: Doctrinal, Multiple Texts INTRO: Using 10 questions from a Barna Research survey to determine whether someone has a Christian worldview. I. QUESTION # 1: DO ABSOLUTE MORAL TRUTHS EXIST? A. What is Absolute Truth? 1.) General definition: “Absolute truth refers to fixed, invariable, unalterable facts that create inflexible reality. It is inherently exclusive.” It means some things are always …

Developing A Christian Worldview Pt. 5, The Struggle: The Problem With Peer Pressure, February 7, 2021

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TEXT: Topical/Textual, Jeremiah 14:7, Proverbs 3:5 INTRO: As we’ve already discovered, the process of developing a Christian worldview gives us several obstacles to overcome.  Today we consider “Peer Pressure.” I. THE GENERAL PEER PRESSURE OF THE WORLD. A. Cultural Peer Pressure “pressure created by the direct or indirect influence of a common social group (or groups) to make one feel …

Developing A Christian Worldview #3, The Struggle Of Seeing The Real World, January 24, 2021

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TEXT: Topical/Textual, Prov.14:12, 1 Pet. 3:15, Rom. 12:2 INTRO: Prov. 14:12, “There is a way that seems right to a [person], but its end is the way of death.“ Without even knowing it, Christians can end up incorporating into their worldviews something absolutely opposite what they really believe. They must struggle carefully with the theories that clamor to be included …