Back To The Basics Bible

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This lesson is part of the "Back to the Basics" series. I have included the sermon as well as the discussion from the afternoon Bible Class.

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Back To The Basics Bible

  1. 1. “The Bible: God’s Words for Us Today”<br />Lessons and Class Discussion + Extra Slides<br />September 6th, 2009<br />By Christopher Gallagher<br />www.preacherspen.org<br />Sources Cited<br />
  2. 2. Other books were given for our information; <br />the Bible was given <br />for our transformation.<br />
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  4. 4. “The Bible that is falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.”<br />
  5. 5. Back to the Basics<br />What We Believe and Why?<br />
  6. 6. Definitions:<br />FUNDAMENTALS - basic, essential, foundations of something<br />FOUNDATION – a solid base, a basis for beliefs<br />
  7. 7. Bible Verses:<br />Matthew 7.24-28<br />Psalm 11.3<br />Hebrews 5.12-14<br />
  8. 8. The Bible<br />
  9. 9. A Great Quote<br />“My conscience is captive to the Word of God. I will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither honest nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other. God help me. Amen.”<br />—Martin Luther<br />Robert J. Morgan, Nelson&apos;s Complete Book of Stories,<br /> Illustrations, and Quotes, electronic ed.<br />(Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2000). 142.<br />
  10. 10. Familiar Scriptures<br />“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” <br />(2 Timothy 3:16-17; ESV)<br />
  11. 11. Familiar Scriptures<br />“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”<br />(Psalms 119:105; ESV)<br />
  12. 12. Is the Bible Respected?<br />Nehemiah 8.5,6<br />“…as he opened it all the people stood.”<br />“…all the people answered, ‘Amen, Amen,’” <br />“…and they bowed their heads and worshiped the LORD.”<br />
  13. 13. Final Thought!<br />“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD, according to your word!” <br />(Psalms 119:105-107, ESV)<br />
  14. 14. Back to the Basics<br />Part #5<br />
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  16. 16. “Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!”<br />(Psalm 105.2)<br />
  17. 17. Bible Verse, Quotes and Quips Quiz<br />
  18. 18. “Cleanliness is next to godliness.”<br />
  19. 19. “Spare the rod and spoil the child.”<br />
  20. 20. “Skin of my teeth.”<br />Job 19.20<br />
  21. 21. “Out of the mouth of babes.”<br />Psalm 8.2<br />
  22. 22. “Money is the root of all evil.”<br />1 Timothy 6.10<br />
  23. 23. More “Chimney Corner Scriptures” can be found at:<br />http://lavistachurchofchrist.org<br />
  24. 24. Why is Bible Reading Important?<br />“There is dust enough on some of your Bibles to write “damnation” with your fingers.”<br />—Charles Haddon Spurgeon<br />* Charles H. Spurgeon, Spurgeon’s Sermons, vol. 1 (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1983), 33.<br />Robert J. Morgan, Nelson&apos;s Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations, and Quotes, electronic ed. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2000). 61.<br />
  25. 25. Why is Bible Reading Important?<br />Half the books of the Bible can be read in ten to forty-five minutes each, and many of them can be read in less than twenty.<br />The entire Old and New Testaments can be read aloud slowly and with expression in less than seventy-one hours.<br />* Wilber M. Smith, Profitable Bible Study (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1963), 61.<br />Robert J. Morgan, Nelson’s Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations, and Quotes, electronic ed. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2000). 62.<br />
  26. 26. Why is Bible Study Important?<br />“I have found that my spiritual growth is directly proportionate to the amount of time and effort I put into the study of Scripture.”<br />—John MacArthur<br />John F. MacArthur, Jr., Why Believe the Bible (Glendale, CA: Regal Books, 1980), 95.<br />Robert J. Morgan, Nelson&apos;s Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations, and Quotes, electronic ed. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2000). 62.<br />
  27. 27. Tips for Bible Readingand Bible Study<br />#1 - Schedule Time for Bible Reading!<br />30 Minutes in the morning and evening.<br />Begin with familiar Bible passages.<br />Read with family.<br />Read familiar Bible stories with children.<br />
  28. 28. Tips for Bible Readingand Bible Study<br />#2 – Keep a Notebook Handy!<br />Reading creates thoughts.<br />Write down your thoughts/ideas and stay on your reading track.<br />
  29. 29. Tips for Bible Readingand Bible Study<br />#3 – Use Your Reading Notes for Study!<br />Begin your study plan with your reading notes.<br />Use a good concordance to trace words throughout the Bible.<br />
  30. 30. Tips for Bible Readingand Bible Study<br />#1 – Schedule Time for Bible Reading!<br />#2 – Keep a Notebook Handy!<br />#3 – Use Your Reading Notes for Study!<br />
  31. 31. A Final Thought<br />“If we understood what happens when we use the Word of God, we would use it oftener.”<br />—Oswald Chambers<br />Oswald Chambers, Disciples Indeed (London: Marshall, Morgan, & Scott, Ltd., 1955), 6.<br />Robert J. Morgan, Nelson&apos;s Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations, and Quotes, electronic ed. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2000). 62.<br />
  32. 32. “Your word is a lamp to <br />my feet and a light to my path.”<br />(Psalm 119.105)<br />

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