This was week 2 of our chronological walk through the Bible in the Men's class.

We focused on Genesis 12-50 - the time period known as the Patriarchs (Abraham to Moses).

The devotional portion focused on the importance of one decision (Abrams' relationship with Hagar that produced Ishmael).

For the next twelve weeks, we'll be going through the Bible chronologically.  Each week will feature a time period, the corresponding book in the Bible, some theology and a weekly lesson from history.

Today's topic:  What makes somenthing a "church ministry"?

This is a great quesiton.  There are so many "good" things out there... but what should we consider to support as a church?

Key Scripture:  Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:42, Ephesians 4:1-11-16, 1 Peter 2:9

pdfWhat-is-a-ministry.pdf2.38 MB

This week's question was:

 

"Why do so many people seem to forget about the Holy Spirit? We always speak of God and Jesus but often forget about the Holy Spirit."

Wow - what a great question.  As Baptists, we may have swung the pendulum too far in the opposite direction of Charismatics/Vineyard folk... Either way, we don't know enough about the person of the Spirit (yes, He's a person), and the ministry of the Spirit in our lives.

Here's how we addressed the question:

pdfno-holds-barred-week-3.pdf

We have combined the men's and ladies classes for 4 weeks of Q&A called "No Holds Barred".

This week we answered the questions:

  • "We often seem to rate sin, as a small sin or a REALLY BAD one. Does God hold us accountable for gossiping and coveting the same as murder, adultery and idols?"
  • Where did giants come from, were there any good giants and where was Goliath from?"
  • You have said we should not take communion if we are holding something against another person - that we should talk to the person. 1 Corinthians 11:27-34 talks about this. Could you discuss the importance of this in our class?"  (This one took the bulk of the class time. We had a really great conversation about interpersonal relationships in the church.)
  • What's the biblical view on cremation?

pdfNo Holds Barred - Week 2

We're doing Q&A in our combined men's and ladies' class for a few weeks... "No Holds Barred".  Attached is the PDF for this week's question:

"What is the correct interpretation of Hebrews 6:4-6?"

pdfHebrews 6.pdf

This is the 4th in the Ravi Zacharias series.  Today's podcast: http://rzim.org/let-my-people-think-broadcasts/barriers-to-belief-part-2-of-2

Notes on the image below:  Click to enlarge.

January 3, 2016

We're studying some of Ravi Zacharias' podcasts.  This week - the barriers to belief part 1 http://rzim.org/let-my-people-think-broadcasts/barriers-to-belief-part-1-of-2.

Here are the notes from the white board

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We're listening to Ravi Zacharias currently. This week was Through Conflict and Crisis Part 2. Click on the image for a picture of the whiteboard notes.

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We're listening to Ravi Zacharias currently. This week was Through Conflict and Crisis Part 1.  Click on the image for a picture of the whiteboard notes.

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