God’s Autobiography


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Introduction:
1. Get a NIV Bible (the NIV bible has historical contexts in beginning of the notes)
2. A Bible reading schedule
3. Join a community group

The Bible is a supernatural book “All scripture is God breathed”.
2 Timothy 3:16

Evidences:
* Historical accuracy – over 2000 prophecies in Bible; Name, people, places
* Fulfilled prophecy
* Indomitable volatility
* Overall consistency
* Miraculous depictions
* Transformed lives

2. Bible is inerrrant

“Inerrant” – free from errors
testimony of God’s character
“mistaken errors” figures of speech; logic

Psalm 31:5   God is truth

“Into your hands I commit my spirit,

You have redeemed me, Yahweh!”
Titus 1:2   “and t give them hope of the eternal life that was promised so long ago by God.  He does not lie….”
Hebrews 6:18  “In the same way, when Go wanted to make the heirs to the promise thoroughly realise that his purpose ways was unalterable, he conveyed this by oath;  so that there would be two unalterable  things in which is impossible to God to be lying, and so that we, now we have found safety, should have a strong encouragement to take a firm grip on the hope that is held out to us”

3. Bible is authoritative
Psalm 119:142, 151, 116

Psalm 119…..169 “Yahweh may my cry approach your presence;

let your word endow me with perception;

Psalm 142

1… To Yahweh, my cry I plead

To Yahweh, my cry I entreat…..

May my entreaty reach your presence;

rescue me as you have promised.

May my lips proclaim your praise,

since you teach me your statutes

May my tongue recite your promise,

since all your commandments are righteous;

May your hand be there to help me,

since I have chosen your precepts.

174  I long for you, Yahweh, my Savior,

Your law is my delight….

Psalm 15

1  “Yahweh, who has the right to enter your tent,

or to live in your holy mountain?

The man whose way of life is blameless,

who always does what is right

who speaks the truth from his heart,

whose tongue is not used for slander,

who does no wrong to his fellow,

casts no discredit on his neighbor,

….If a man does all this, nathing can ever shake him.

Psalm 116

1  “Alleleuia!  I love!  For Yahweh listens to my entreaty

he bends down to listen to me when I call….”
Matthew 7: 24-29  “Therefore, everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on a rock.  Rain came down, floods rose, gales blew and hurled them against the rock, and it did not fall.”
Psalm 19:7  ”  The law of Yahweh is perfect, new life for the soul;  the decree of Yaweh is trustworthy, wisdom for the simple.”

The Law of God is Perfect
John 17:17  ”  Consecrate them to the truth, your word is truth”
Matthew 5:18  “I tell you solemnly, till heaven and earth disappear, not one dot,not one little stroke, shall disappear from the Law until its purpose has been achieved.”
Ephesians 4:21  “unless you failed tohear him properly when you were taught what the truth is in Jesus”

Are you going to build your house on rock? The wind blows, and it stands
or are you going to build your house in sand? The wind blows and it falls.

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Conflict Resolution the Biblical Way


Conflict Resolution the Biblical Way
Teachings from Christ Community Church

“In your anger, do not sin.”

1. Do not use flight

Ephesians 4:25 “So, from now on, there must be no more lies: You must speak the truth to one another, since we are all parts of one another. Even it you are angry, you must not sin”

3 Reasons people choose flight
a) Belief all conflict is bad
b) Think we’re covering other people’s faults

* Mathew 18:15
“If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault.”

c) Self protection – sometimes afraid of confrontation or afraid of rejection

Ephesians 4:26
Do not let the sun go down while still angry
27 Do not give the devil a foothold

Devil – slander

2. Do not fight

Ephesians 4: 29 -31 “Guard against foul talk; let your words be for the improvement of others, as occasion offers, and do good to your listeners, otherwise, you will only be grieving the Holy Spirit of God who has marked you with His seal for you to be set free when the day comes. Never have grudges against others, or lose your temper, or raise your voice to anybody, or call each other names

Proverbs 12:18 “Reckless words pierce like a sword”

* Puts reconciliation out of reach, out of bounds, unrestrained anger

* Get rid of all bitterness, rage. Never use our strength to take advantage of other people

3. God’s Way. Unite.

Ephesians 4:25 We are all members of one body

Romans 12:18 “Live in peace with everyone” — Requires work

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ / God has forgiven you

— attitude and action

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