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BELIEVERS AND ACHURCH IN TRANSITION      Sola Scriptura
BELIEVERS AND ACHURCH IN TRANSITION  Promoting ‘Sola Scriptura’:      The Bible Alone
THE ALLIANCE STATEMENT OF FAITH     What We Say We Believe . . .
We’ll start here . . .         THE ALLIANCE STATEMENT OF FAITH              What We Say We Believe . . .
BIBLE ‘PLUS’ RELIGIONS:
BIBLE ‘PLUS’ RELIGIONS:     AN CATHOLICS: B     ible plus ChurchROM tr aditions and infallible papal edicts
BIBLE ‘PLUS’ RELIGIONS:     AN CATHOLICS: B     ible plus ChurchROM tr aditions and infallible papal edictsMORMONS: Bible ...
BIBLE ‘PLUS’ RELIGIONS:     AN CATHOLICS: B     ible plus ChurchROM tr aditions and infallible papal edictsMORMONS: Bible ...
SOLA SCRIPTURA: HOW IT WORKS      SSEMBLY HOLDS    THAT GOD HASOUR A     LETED HIS WORD  , THE BIBLE. THECOMP          OUR...
SOLA SCRIPTURA: HOW IT WORKS      SSEMBLY HOLDS    THAT GOD HASOUR A     LETED HIS WORD  , THE BIBLE. THECOMP          OUR...
SOLA SCRIPTURABut . . .
SOLA SCRIPTURABut . . .         THROUGH                  HIS HOLY        DOES CON           SPIRIT, GO                 TIN...
1.Illumination Our Experience as Believers Reading  God’s Word A. Who: Christians indwelt by the Holy Spirit B. The Manner...
1.Illumination Our Experience as Believers Reading  God’s Word A. Who: Christians indwelt by the Holy Spirit B. The Manner...
2.Gift of Prophecy: Moved by the Spirit, individual  believers may disclose the secrets of the heart in        Specifically...
2.Gift of Prophecy: Moved by the Spirit, individual  believers may disclose the secrets of the heart in  others ( I Cor 14...
4.Gift of Teaching: Moved by the Spirit,  individual believers may find themselves with an  elevated ability for impart kn...
OUR RESPONSIBILITY:ACT LIKE BEREAN HEARERS OF THE WORD10 The brethren immediately sent Paul andSilas away by night to Bere...
OUR RESPONSIBILITY:Noble min BEREAN HEARERS OF THE WORD  ACT LIKE        ded they    were!  10 The brethren immediately se...
OUR RESPONSIBILITY:Noble min BEREAN HEARERS OF THE WORD  ACT LIKE         ded they     were!   10 The brethren immediately...
OUR RESPONSIBILITY:ACT LIKE BEREAN HEARERS OF THE WORD
OUR RESPONSIBILITY:ACT LIKE BEREAN HEARERS OF THE WORD10 The brethren immediately sent Paul andSilas away by night to Bere...
On ‘testing t              he spirits to  whether they              see                  are from   God . . .” (I         ...
A.ANYONE TRULY SPEAKING THROUGH THE AGENCY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL REJOICE TO HAVE US FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF THE BEREANS WH...
A.ANYONE TRULY SPEAKING THROUGH THE  AGENCY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL REJOICE  TO HAVE US FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF THE  BEREANS...
C.IN A SOLA SCRIPTURA CHURCH  LIKE OURS, WE BRING ALL OUR  SPIRITUAL ASSERTIONS INTO THE  REVEALING LIGHT OF GOD’S  SETTLE...
APPLICATIONLABORATORY
IDENTIFY THE“The Bible can’t even find any way to explainthis. Not really. That’s why you’ve got to get it byrevelation. Th...
BEST INTERVENTION?
BEST INTERVENTION?In conversation after church, Mrs. Wythewisperdismisses her son’s moving in with his girlfriend’sfamily ...
1.Congratulate her on her tolerance and  understanding.2.Stare in shocked surprise and change the subject-  quick!3.Rebuke...
5.Excuse yourself, telling Mrs. W you’ll be right back.  Get the nearest elder or pastor and hurry back to the  site of th...
8.Affirm that God’s Word does, indeed, offer His  guidance, understanding and comfort in matters  like this. Ask her if sh...
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The first item in The Christian and Missionary Alliance church's Statement of Faith. The role of the Bible as foundational and unquestioned. Meant as part of a study of our church's statement of faith

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  1. 1. BELIEVERS AND ACHURCH IN TRANSITION Sola Scriptura
  2. 2. BELIEVERS AND ACHURCH IN TRANSITION Promoting ‘Sola Scriptura’: The Bible Alone
  3. 3. THE ALLIANCE STATEMENT OF FAITH What We Say We Believe . . .
  4. 4. We’ll start here . . . THE ALLIANCE STATEMENT OF FAITH What We Say We Believe . . .
  5. 5. BIBLE ‘PLUS’ RELIGIONS:
  6. 6. BIBLE ‘PLUS’ RELIGIONS: AN CATHOLICS: B ible plus ChurchROM tr aditions and infallible papal edicts
  7. 7. BIBLE ‘PLUS’ RELIGIONS: AN CATHOLICS: B ible plus ChurchROM tr aditions and infallible papal edictsMORMONS: Bible plus writings of Joseph Smith
  8. 8. BIBLE ‘PLUS’ RELIGIONS: AN CATHOLICS: B ible plus ChurchROM tr aditions and infallible papal edictsMORMONS: Bible plus writings of Joseph Smith ISLAM: Qu’ran plus parts of th e Bible
  9. 9. SOLA SCRIPTURA: HOW IT WORKS SSEMBLY HOLDS THAT GOD HASOUR A LETED HIS WORD , THE BIBLE. THECOMP OUR ONE SOUR CE OF DIRECT BIBLE IS INSTRUCTION FROM GOD.
  10. 10. SOLA SCRIPTURA: HOW IT WORKS SSEMBLY HOLDS THAT GOD HASOUR A LETED HIS WORD , THE BIBLE. THECOMP OUR ONE SOUR CE OF DIRECT BIBLE IS INSTRUCTION FROM GOD. But . . .
  11. 11. SOLA SCRIPTURABut . . .
  12. 12. SOLA SCRIPTURABut . . . THROUGH HIS HOLY DOES CON SPIRIT, GO TINUE TO D REGARDIN SPEAK TO G THE ME US APPLICAT ANING AN ION OF TH D E BIBLE’S CONTENT.
  13. 13. 1.Illumination Our Experience as Believers Reading God’s Word A. Who: Christians indwelt by the Holy Spirit B. The Manner of Illumination: We believers read God’s living and authoritative Word and the indwelling Holy Spirit grants us understanding and directs our application of passages of scripture C. Role of the Reader: Prayerfully pursue understanding, double check your understanding with multiple passages and check your sense of meaning with other believers D. Examples: Remember your own experience with this process!
  14. 14. 1.Illumination Our Experience as Believers Reading God’s Word A. Who: Christians indwelt by the Holy Spirit B. The Manner of Illumination: We believers read God’s living and authoritative Word and the indwelling Holy Spirit grants us understanding and directs our application of passages of scripture C. Role of the Reader: Prayerfully pursue understanding, double check your understanding with multiple passages and check your sense of meaning with other believers D. Examples: Remember your own experience with this process!
  15. 15. 2.Gift of Prophecy: Moved by the Spirit, individual believers may disclose the secrets of the heart in Specifically, through the others ( I Cor 14: 24) so that they are called to operation of account. Exhortation, edification and consolation Gifts of the general. (I Cor 14:3) the flow from such gifted believers to the fellowship in Holy Spirit ...3.Gifts of Wisdom and Knowledge: Moved by the Spirit, individual believers may develop a distinct reputation for biblical knowledge and spiritual wisdom, edifying the Body by their offerings of understanding and guidance.
  16. 16. 2.Gift of Prophecy: Moved by the Spirit, individual believers may disclose the secrets of the heart in others ( I Cor 14: 24) so that they are called to account. Exhortation, edification and consolation flow from such gifted believers to the fellowship in general. (I Cor 14:3)3.Gifts of Wisdom and Knowledge: Moved by the Spirit, individual believers may develop a distinct reputation for biblical knowledge and spiritual wisdom, edifying the Body by their offerings of understanding and guidance.
  17. 17. 4.Gift of Teaching: Moved by the Spirit, individual believers may find themselves with an elevated ability for impart knowledge and spiritual guidance in a formal setting-teaching!
  18. 18. OUR RESPONSIBILITY:ACT LIKE BEREAN HEARERS OF THE WORD10 The brethren immediately sent Paul andSilas away by night to Berea, and when theyarrived, they went into the synagogue of theJews. 11 Now these were more noble-mindedthan those in Thessalonica, for they receivedthe word with great eagerness, examining theScriptures daily to see whether these thingswere so. 12 Therefore many of them believed,along with a number of prominent Greekwomen and men. ACTS 17: 10-12
  19. 19. OUR RESPONSIBILITY:Noble min BEREAN HEARERS OF THE WORD ACT LIKE ded they were! 10 The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. 12 Therefore many of them believed, along with a number of prominent Greek women and men. ACTS 17: 10-12
  20. 20. OUR RESPONSIBILITY:Noble min BEREAN HEARERS OF THE WORD ACT LIKE ded they were! 10 The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the he amining tNow these were more noble-mindedExJews. 11Scr ! thanrthose y Thessalonica, for they received iptu e dail in the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. 12 Therefore many of them believed, along with a number of prominent Greek women and men. ACTS 17: 10-12
  21. 21. OUR RESPONSIBILITY:ACT LIKE BEREAN HEARERS OF THE WORD
  22. 22. OUR RESPONSIBILITY:ACT LIKE BEREAN HEARERS OF THE WORD10 The brethren immediately sent Paul andSilas away by night to Berea, and when theyarrived, they went into the synagogue of theJews. 11 Now these were more noble-mindedthan those in Thessalonica, for they receivedthe word with great eagerness, examining theScriptures daily to see whether these thingswere so. 12 Therefore many of them believed,along with a number of prominent Greekwomen and men. ACTS 17: 10-12
  23. 23. On ‘testing t he spirits to whether they see are from God . . .” (I John 4:1)
  24. 24. A.ANYONE TRULY SPEAKING THROUGH THE AGENCY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL REJOICE TO HAVE US FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF THE BEREANS WHEN IT COMES TO EVALUATING THEIR WORD OF PROPHECY, WISDOM OR TEACHING.
  25. 25. A.ANYONE TRULY SPEAKING THROUGH THE AGENCY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL REJOICE TO HAVE US FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF THE BEREANS WHEN IT COMES TO EVALUATING THEIR WORD OF PROPHECY, WISDOM OR TEACHING.B.ANYONE FOLLOWING THE IMPULSES OF THEIR OWN EGO OR EMOTIONS IN SPEAKING FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT OFTEN WILL TAKE OFFENSE THAT YOU’D DARE QUESTION THEIR DIRECTIONS!!!
  26. 26. C.IN A SOLA SCRIPTURA CHURCH LIKE OURS, WE BRING ALL OUR SPIRITUAL ASSERTIONS INTO THE REVEALING LIGHT OF GOD’S SETTLED WORD AND THEREBY TEST OUR ASSERTIONS FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, TRUTHFULNESS AND USEFULNESS.
  27. 27. APPLICATIONLABORATORY
  28. 28. IDENTIFY THE“The Bible can’t even find any way to explainthis. Not really. That’s why you’ve got to get it byrevelation. There are no words to explain whatI’m telling you. I’ve got to just trust God thatHe’s putting it into your spirit like He put it intomine” (Joyce Meyer From the Cross to theThrone, cassette tape)
  29. 29. BEST INTERVENTION?
  30. 30. BEST INTERVENTION?In conversation after church, Mrs. Wythewisperdismisses her son’s moving in with his girlfriend’sfamily (and bedroom!) with the observation that Godhas given her absolute peace of mind about it. Shehad been on the verge of a major blowup with herson about his intentions and about her initialreluctance to give her blessing (and financialsupport!). In her view, she has been a ‘peacemaker’and has received the blessing God promised topeacemakers in Matthew 5:9. What will you say?
  31. 31. 1.Congratulate her on her tolerance and understanding.2.Stare in shocked surprise and change the subject- quick!3.Rebuke her sternly (maybe even loudly!) for her ignorance of God’s Word and her blatant misuse of it. Turn and leave.4.Begin a lengthy review of relevant biblical passages right then and there. This woman needs a talking to-and quick!
  32. 32. 5.Excuse yourself, telling Mrs. W you’ll be right back. Get the nearest elder or pastor and hurry back to the site of the crime with support.6.Note the conversation as a red flag matter for later thought, prayer and action. Finish the discussion in a way that does not commit you one way or an other to the woman’s ideas and part on friendly terms.
  33. 33. 8.Affirm that God’s Word does, indeed, offer His guidance, understanding and comfort in matters like this. Ask her if she’d like to sit down with you and (insert name of elder, pastor, teacher, spiritually mature/experienced christian friend here: _______________) sometime and explore all that God has for her and her son.

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