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In this session, we cover how we as Godly men are to read the Bible, what purpose the Law has, and how Godly men fight false doctrine with sound doctrine.

In this session, we cover how we as Godly men are to read the Bible, what purpose the Law has, and how Godly men fight false doctrine with sound doctrine.

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  • 1. The Vision of Hillside Men
  • 2. BEFORE WE BEGIN • • • • • • Singles, not homers. I will speak to not-yet-believers. The Bible is about Jesus. The Bible interprets itself. Scriptures > Opinion Transformation > Information
  • 3. BEFORE WE BEGIN Acting Like Men ! Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Dress for action like a man; I will question you and you make it known to me. Job 38:2-3
  • 4. RECAP
  • 5. 1 TIMOTHY 1:3-11
  • 6. Myths & Endless Speculations
  • 7. Why are these so dangerous in the Church?
  • 8. Examples of Modern-Day Myths & Speculations
  • 9. Modern-Day Myths & Speculations ✦ Eschatology (End-Times) ✦ Free Will vs. God’s Sovereignty ✦ Christianity & Science ✦ Spiritual Gifts ✦ How to Baptize New Believers ✦ What Happens at Communion !10
  • 10. Closed-Handed vs. Open-Handed Issues
  • 11. Open-Handed Issues ✦ Eschatology (End-Times) ✦ Free Will vs. God’s Sovereignty ✦ Christianity & Science ✦ Spiritual Gifts ✦ How to Baptize New Believers ✦ What Happens at Communion !12
  • 12. Closed-Handed Issues ✦ Jesus’ Second Return ✦ God Saves Sinners ✦ God is Creator. ✦ The Holy Spirit is currently active. ✦ Baptism is commanded of the Church. ✦ Communion is commanded of the Church. !13
  • 13. ! “Stop majoring on the minors.” AJ Hart Famous Commentator on the Book of Romans
  • 14. What’s the big deal?
  • 15. The key word in verse four is “devoted”.
  • 16. Idolatry is giving a good thing more weight than it should have.
  • 17. This is true of doctrines as well.
  • 18. Problems arise when openhanded issues are elevated to closed-handed issues.
  • 19. Instead of focusing on the certainties we have by faith and for hope, we focus on the things that we are unsure of.
  • 20. By wanting to know the unknowable, we are in essence claiming to be God.
  • 21. This has been the problem since the Garden of Eden.
  • 22. The purpose of Biblical ministry is love, via a pure heart, clarity of conscience and true faith.
  • 23. As Christians, we are not called to be right, but righteous.
  • 24. My fear is that verses 6 & 7 are prevalent in the Church today.
  • 25. So many people want to teach the Scriptures without having a clue what they are talking about.
  • 26. It is possible to read, teach, or write about the Scriptures and not have a clue what they are really saying.
  • 27. This is true regardless if you have a M.Div or other seminary degree or not.
  • 28. JOHN 5:30-40
  • 29. The Bible is for us, but it is not about us.
  • 30. The Scriptures are all about Jesus.
  • 31. And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. ! LUKE 24:27
  • 32. ADAM
  • 33. ABEL
  • 34. ABRAHAM
  • 35. ISAAC
  • 36. JOSEPH
  • 37. MOSES
  • 38. PASSOVER LAMB
  • 39. DAY OF ATONEMENT (Leviticus 16)
  • 40. JOB
  • 41. DAVID
  • 42. EVIL-MERODACH (2 Kings 25)
  • 43. If you read the Bible and you don’t see Jesus, read it again.
  • 44. Two principles for reading the Bible.
  • 45. It’s about Jesus.
  • 46. It interprets itself.
  • 47. What do you confidently, but falsely, assume about the Scriptures?
  • 48. Paul continues, addressing the purpose of the Law.
  • 49. The Law is comprised of three parts, interwoven together.
  • 50. Ceremonial Law Fulfilled in Christ
  • 51. Judicial Law Unnecessary With Christ
  • 52. Moral Law Magnified By Christ
  • 53. Paul is referring to the Moral Law here.
  • 54. The Law is good.
  • 55. Because we aren’t.
  • 56. The Law proves to us that we do not measure up.
  • 57. The Law is only written for the sinner.
  • 58. The Law was written for you.
  • 59. The Law leads us to the Gospel.
  • 60. The Law proves that we need Jesus.
  • 61. For God has done what the Law, weakened by the flesh could not do. ! ROMANS 8:3
  • 62. Jesus came to do what the Law could not: exterminate sin.
  • 63. Jesus came to do what the Law could not: resurrect the dead.
  • 64. Godly men see Jesus in the Scriptures and love the Jesus of the Scriptures.
  • 65. Godly men fight false doctrine by cherishing sound doctrine, namely the Gospel of Christ.
  • 66. Jesus is the Good News.