Sunday, September 27, 2009

What About Sin?

1 John 3 4-10

Dear Abba, Is it sin if I didn't know? If I do sin, doI need to ask for forgiveness? What if I repete this sin again - would I go to hell?

Focus: My Dear Precious Child, I have given you a new nature, placed my holy spirit in you. You can discern sin, you are forgiven, you have victory!

Four reasons why a Christian cannot habitually "practice" sin.

1. Sin is Incompatibile
1 John 3:4, Romans 7:12, 22

2. Sin is Incompatibile
 1 John 3:5-7

3. Sin is
1 John 3:8

4. Sin is Incompatibile
1 John 3:9-10

"A true  believer is not sinless, but God expects His children to sin less!"

Sunday, September 20, 2009

"I'm Angry, What Do I Do Now?"

Dear Abba, "I'm Angry, What Do I Do Now?"

My Dear Precious Child, You are on the right track for taking the time to ask me. Now, I can help.

I. Find Out Why!
A. look Under the Hood.
B. God asks, "Why are you angry?" Genisis 4:6
1. C does not equal A
2. C + B = A

II. God's Help for Anger
A. Do Right Anyway Genisis 4:7
B. Slow Your Anger Down. James 1:19
C. Stop, Drop, and Repent Ephesians 4:26-28
D. Manage Your Mouth Psalm 141:3
E. Go to the CROSS So You Can Be Quick to Ephesians 4:32

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Truth on Trial - Part 5

Focus: The Bible is historically accurate.

Was it historical or fiction?

Prosecution: The Bible is not history, it is filled with myths.

Defense: Only an Anti-Supernatural Bias labels everything described as supernatural to be mythical. If God is real what would you expect.

1. Expect supernatural events.

2. Expect credible evidence.

3. Historical corroborated evidence.

II. Digging Up the Evidence.

III. More Wittneses

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Truth on Trial - Part 4

2 Peter 1:16-21; 3:15-16

Focus: The Bible has survived in a purer form than any other book of antiquity.

I. The Bible is UNIQUE.

II. God's Word has not CHANGED over TIME.

Prosecution: "The Bible is not reliable; all we have are error ridden copies of copies of copies that are centuries removed from the events they describe."

Defense: The reliability of the text should be tested by the same criteria that all historical documents are tested.

Prosecution: "There are more differences in the manuscripts due to errors in copying than there are words in the New Testament."

Defense: The combined manuscript evidence substantiates such accuracy that not one doctrine is affected by any manuscript variance.

III. The Gospels ARE verified by:

Prosecution: "Not one sentence concerning Jesus is actually composed by anyone who had ever met Jesus, the unwilling

Defense: The Gospels were written too early for such fabrication as the prosecution alleges. Both friendly and hostile eyewitnesses were still alive.