6/1 at The Gathering

Blake Coffee and Tony Diamond taught on Sunday, June 1.  The videos and listening guides from that lesson, followed by the scripture, are below.

Core Lesson (Tony Diamond)

Your Discipleship

Psalm 119:9-16; Acts 17:10-12; 2 Timothy 3:14-17

Your Bible: Is it true?

The Bereans examined the Scriptures every day. They found them to be true. Because of this, more and more and people diverse backgrounds became believers.

Do you believe the Scripture to be true?

What happens if people around find out what you believe?

 

Your Bible: Good for teaching, rebuking, correcting, training.

If you had the full power of the US government behind you, what would you do with it? As Christians, we have the full faith and authority of God behind us. This gives us both power and undeniable responsibility.

What can you do with the power God gives us through His word?

 

Your Bible: A model for faithfulness.

Hiding the word in your heart changes everything. It makes it impossible to steal from you. And the word will not be neglected.

 

How are we hiding the word of God in our hearts?

What would happen if we did?

Where are our treasures laid up? Heart > Heaven

Venture Lesson (Blake Coffee)

The First Christian Discipline

Psalm 119:9-16; Acts 17:10-12; 2 Timothy 3:14-17

The discipline of Bible Study is not for everyone…it is only for those who actually want to know God better.

The Bible, with the help of the Holy Spirit, is the single surest instrument of change the world has ever known.

Having a Biblical worldview means allowing scripture to explain our experiences instead of allowing our experiences to explain scripture.

We cannot rear our children to become preachers or theologians, but we can teach them to love and trust the Bible.

We can trust that, over the course of thousands of years, God has successfully preserved the integrity of His Word through all its translations and iterations.

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Psalm 119:9-16; Acts 17:10-12; 2 Timothy 3:14-17 

Psalm119:9-16

New International Version (NIV)

How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
By living according to your word.
10 I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
12 Praise be to you, Lord;
teach me your decrees.
13 With my lips I recount
all the laws that come from your mouth.
14 I rejoice in following your statutes
as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I meditate on your precepts
and consider your ways.
16 I delight in your decrees;
I will not neglect your word.

Acts 17:10-12

10 As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. 11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. 12 As a result, many of them believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.

2 Timothy 3:14-17

14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Next Week:  Psalm 51; 1 John 1:9

 

~ by Blake on June 2, 2014.

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