Learningand Living Sept 7 2008 Part1Presentation Transcript
Welcome to “Learning and Living the God-centered life” Carmel Baptist Church September 7, 2008
All the information that we cover in class plus additional notes, downloads and files will be on our web site. www.learningandlivingtheword.com
Back to the Basics
Three areas of focus when getting back to the Bible
Doctrine of God
Doctrine of man
Doctrine of Christ
Doctrine of the Spirit
Doctrine of salvation
Back to the Basics
The four main obstacles to Bible study
Skills and Tools
Three absolute essentials of Bible study
Do you remember the four observations we made last week as it relates to our own personal Bible study?
Situation - two disciples on the road to Emmaus, throwing around words and the Lord Jesus walks up, they are prevented from recognizing Him, He then talks with them and they look downcast or sad. Problem - Jesus says they have a “slow” heart to believe. Application Does this represent our Bible reading, devotion and study? We are prevented from recognizing the living words of the living Lord Jesus because we have a heart problem? And we don’t remember what we have read to the point that we even leave sad or downcast?
Go to Luke 24:31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight Go to Acts 16:14 A woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, was listening; and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul. Go to John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."
Go to Matthew 16:16-17 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. Go to Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Go to Mark 4:1-20 The parable of the sower
Parable of the sower Go to Mark 4:13: What is the point Jesus is making to His disciples? Answer - this is the parable of all parables, if you don’t get this one then you won’t get the rest of them What is the main point of the parable? The success of the seed is dependent upon the condition of the soil Now rephrase this in a way of application by using what the Lord Jesus tells us in this parable The seed is ? The soil is ?
Dr. Popplin sows the word today in our worship service
What happens to that seed that is broadcast among the congregation?
The devil snatches it away
It grows on a temporary basis but withers under persecution and temptation
It grows but is eventually choked out by cares, worries and desires of this world
It flourishes within the rich soil of a heart that repents and believes!!!
We need to be a God-dependent and Bible saturated people
Confession of known sin or sin that is being tolerated in one's life (1 John 1:9)
I - Incline your heart (Psalm 119:36)
"Incline my heart to Your testimonies
And not to dishonest gain"
O - Open my eyes (Psalm 119:18)
"Open my eyes, that I may behold
Wonderful things from Your law"
U – Unite my heart (Psalm 86:11)
"Teach me Your way, O LORD;
I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name”
S - Satisfy my heart (Psalm 94:14)
C. S. Lewis writes: I had not noticed either that just as men spontaneously praise whatever they value, so they spontaneously urge us to join them in praising it: "Isn't she lovely? Wasn't it glorious? Don't you think that magnificent?" The Psalmists in telling everyone to praise God are doing what all men do when they speak of what they care about… I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation.