Journaling: Deuteronomy 16-19

Acceptable worship requires more than good intentions (i.e. it also requires careful observance of God’s instructions)(16:1-17, 12). The Lord’s Table (NC Passover) is to be observed only in the place where God’s Name dwells (i.e. the covenant community w/her anointed priests) (16:5-6). Though the “works of the law” (which included the three Sabbath holidays) have […]

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Systematic Theology Part 16: Theology Proper – The Trinity Part 3

1.5.2 Introducing destructive heresy to the Church (examples of the two most popular): 1.5.2.1.  Modalism This heresy teaches that God is one person (the Father), who appears in different forms/modes (the Son and Holy Spirit). This heresy has existed since at least the third century when it was called Sabellianism after its teacher Sabellius. The […]

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Systematic Theology Part 15: Theology Proper – The Trinity Part 2

1.4. The doctrine of the Trinity teaches: 1.4.1. Exclusivity: There is only one true God Who is the Eternal King, Creator and Sustainer of all things. All others are false gods. 1.4.2. Plurality: This one true God exists as three separate/distinct Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 1.4.3. Equality: Each person within the Godhead […]

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Systematic Theology Part 14: Theology Proper – The Trinity

The importance of Theology Proper to the Christian faith and Church cannot be overstated since this is at the root of all sin: a failure to understand the person of God (1Co 15:34). The Trinity 1.1. Like the discipline under which it falls, the doctrine of the Trinity is also vitally important to the Christian […]

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The Work of the Holy Spirit in Filling – Part 2

Filling definition: The empowerment which the Holy Spirit gives to a person for the purpose of ministry. Ministry is any work that we do to the Lord or for the Lord. 1. Being filled with the Holy Spirit is not new to the New Covenant. It also happens under the Old Covenant. 2. Being filled […]

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The Work of the Holy Spirit in Filling

The Work of the Holy Spirit in Filling. Definition: The empowerment which the HS gives to a person for the purpose of ministry. Ministry is any work that we do to the Lord or for the Lord. This idea of filling is found throughout the book of Acts. Acts 1:8 empowerment through filling Acts 2:1-4 […]

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The Work of the Holy Spirit in Indwelling Part 2

Indwelling Definition: The point at which the Holy Spirit comes to take up permanent residence in us as believers. 1. Indwelling happens at the moment I express saving faith in Christ. 2. Indwelling is unique to the New Covenant. 3. Indwelling gives us Divine Help for walking with God and worshipping and serving Him. 4. […]

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The Work of the Holy Spirit in Indwelling

Indwelling 1. Indwelling happens the moment that I express saving faith in Christ. 2. It is unique to the new covenant. 3. Indwelling gives us divine help for walking with God and worshipping/serving Him

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The Work of the Holy Spirit in Conviction

The Holy Spirit’s work in fulfilling the great commission. Matthew 28:18-20 Parts of fulfilling this commission 1. Making disciples. 2. Baptizing them. 3. Teaching them all that Christ commanded 4. Obeying Christs commandments. These areas then are where we should be looking for the work of the holy spirit. How is the holy spirit involved […]

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Prayer

Prayer 1. It is communication with God the father which requires a right relationship with Him. 2. It is commanded in scripture and therefore does not come naturally. 3. It is to be constant in the life of the believer though not manipulative. 4. It is to include petition, penance, and praise with a desire […]

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What the Bible Says About Divorce

What Does the Bible Say About Divorce? 1. We serve a divorced God. 2. God hates divorce since it attempts to destroy the marriage covenant which He intended to last until death. 3. Marital infidelity is the only thing that breaks the marriage covenant. 4. Repentance restores the marriage covenant. 5. Unrepentant marital infidelity is […]

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