The Way Of Sin Pt 2, July 18, 2021

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TEXT: GENESIS 4:5-16 INTRO: Last week we began a short study of the way of sin. We noted that, because of the cursed world, sin is built into our lives. We considered that because we have human differences, we develop prejudices that, in turn, lead us to struggle with one another. We concluded that, along with these issues, we also …

Developing A Christian Worldview, Application: The Principle of Equality, June 27, 2021

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THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUALITY TEXT: Topical with Texts INTRO: The Declaration of Independence opened with the bold proclamation: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [people] are created equal and are endowed with certain unalienable rights which include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” I. ALL PEOPLE ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL IN ALL THINGS. A. Inequality is …

Developing A Christian Worldview: Application, Three Godly Of Response, May 23, 2021

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TEXT: Micah 6:8 INTRO: Micah 6:8 gives us clear guidance on how to live life as Christians in just three terms.  I. SELF-FOCUS CAN DISTORT A GODLY LIFE. A. Micah prophesied between 740-700 B.C., directed at both Judah and Israel. Both nations  became so self-absorbed they disregarded God’s commands to help the poor and powerless. Jm. 3:15-16, earthly wisdom is “earthly, …

Developing A Christian Worldview Pt.11, Is the Bible Accurate? May 2, 2021

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TEXT: Doctrinal, Multiple Texts INTRO: Is the Bible accurate in all its teachings?  I. REASONS FOR ACCEPTING THE BIBLE’S RELIABILITY.A A.TEXTUAL RELIABILITY:  Using extant manuscripts to ascertain accuracy. Homer: 2,000 textual manuscripts indicating our current copies of the Iliad and the Odyssey  are accurate representations of  His original efforts. Next most: Plato, Aristotle, and Caesar.  Qur’an = 60 fragments or …

Developing A Christian Worldview: On Evangelism; April 25,2021

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TEXT: Matthew 28:18-20 INTRO: Are Christians supposed to share their faith with others or not? Jesus has a direct and defining answer to that question in Matthew 28:18-20, “The Great Commission.”   I.BE AWARE OF THE POWER BEHIND THE COMMISSION. A.READ VS. 18. THERE ARE TWO IMPORTANT THINGS WE NEED TO DRAW FROM THIS VERSE. 1.) Who is responsible for …

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 …