there are 2 types of people in the world:
1) those who seek God
2) those who seek to avoid God
and both will be successful in the end
a person can say no to the bitter end
Romans 124Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.:
He gave them over, chilling words - He let them have their own way
a person can say to God
thy will be done
my will be done
God will never violate the picket fence of our own unwillingness
Does the Bible have authority?
No - sweeping rejection
Maybe - problems exist
Yes - complete acceptance
Our culture is denigrating anything having to do with authority
Bible is always counter-cultural
Question: Are we children of our culture or transformer or agents in culture - what paradigm do I embrace?
Belief in scripture will run against the current of the time
Men of Issachar understood the times and knew what to do
Know your culture, know your calling - be students of the world, and leverage your culture for the gospel
We should be seeking to be winsome - build truth into people, best thing to do transmute the currency of temporal to the currency of the eternal
Basic issues of stewardship (time-talent-treasure and truth and relationship: Take the temporal (time, talent and treasure) to things that go on into eternity: word of God and people
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Does the Bible Have Authority? In Your Life?
Just spent over 3 hours watching a very helpful, challenging and inspiring lecture on the accuracy of the Bible.
Some finals points that stuck with me: