Spiritual Maturity (Part 1)

Sunday, August 18, 2013
Spiritual Maturity (Part 1)

Pastor Greg is back in the pulpit and starts a new series on spiritual maturity. We'll be getting back to Esther in just a few weeks.

Revelation 10 (Part 2)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Revelation 10 (Part 2)

Tonight we started off talking about our new evangalism opportunity then continued our study of Revelation 10.

Dictionary of the English Language

American Dictionary of the English Language (1828 Facsimile Edition) by Noah Webster.

Noah Webster's 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language was produced during the years when the American home, church, and school were established upon a Biblical and patriotic basis. Webster made important contributions to an American educational system which kept the nation on a Christian and Constitutional course for many years.

It is not surprising, therefore, that the 1828 American Dictionary should contain the greatest number of Biblical definitions given in any reference volume. Webster considered "education useless without the Bible" and while he cautioned against too extensive use of the Bible in schools as "tending to irreverence," he reiterated, "In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government, ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people..."

Why the King James Bible?

History & Heritage of the Bible by Alan Shelby

Alan Shelby taught this series as part of the Kansas City Baptist Temple's Shepherds School of Ministry Bible Institute curriculum. Three first three messages were “preached” to a church congregation during a Bible conference; the last four were given to a class during the KCBT Bible Institute (Shepherd's School of Ministry).

Many pastors today have left a "faith-based position" with regard to the Scripture. Alan addresses this issue in no uncertain terms and reminds us of what the Bible says about itself--its inspiration and its preservation down through history in the English language.

8. The Conclusion of the Matter

The conclusion to the series: Why the King James Bible?

If  you  do  not  approach  your  Bible  (in  English)  the  same  way  David approached his Bible (some of which even by then was centuries old), then you don't have a book worthy of belief and a God worthy of worship.

Psalms 119:31 —  I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, put me not to shame.

7. The Ideology of our Theology

The seventh message in the series: Why the King James Bible?

How Apostasy Works: Three ways apostasy was working in Paul's day...

6. Text to Translation

The sixth message in the series: Why the King James Bible?

Thesis: It is consistent with the word of God to say that a translation of God’s words can truly be the Scriptures of God in a second language.

5. A “Codex Moment”

The fifth message in the series: Why the King James Bible?

1 Corinthians 14:36-38

God's Chain Link from His Revelation to Your Translation:

  1. Revelation
  2. Inspiration (Prophesying)
  3. Inscripturation (Scripture)
  4. Transmission (Manuscripts)
  5. Preservation
  6. Translation

Point 1: Materials of Transmission

Point 2: Process of Inspiration

4. What is the Bible?

The fourth message in the series: Why the King James Bible?

Amos 8:11-12

Statement of Need: If you do not know the word of God you don't know God, and when you do not know God you do not know how to live for God.

Thesis: Everything we have rises and falls on our relationship to the Bible.

Point 1: What is the Bible? Definition...

Point 2: How does the Bible Look? Description...

3. Perfection – Evidence and the Alternatives

The third message in the series: Why the King James Bible?

1 Samuel 14:24-30

Thesis: The trouble with the truth is... it just won’t let you rest.

Point: The deep things of God are only found when you have the true Word of God.

Insight: The great revolutions based on "new discoveries" in the 1800s...