Courses (Page 2)

Courses (Page 2)

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The Story of the Bible [New Testament Survey]

The Bible is not a collection of disconnected, moralistic stories. It is the one overarching story of how the cross of Christ will rescue a fallen people. OLD TESTAMENT SECTIONS Creation– God created the world out of nothing. Fall– Mankind rebelled against God. Flood– God punished sin. Covenant– God made a covenant with Abraham’s family. Placement– God placed Joseph and his family in Egypt. Exodus– God rescued the Israelites from bondage. Commandments– God gave commandments to His rescued people. Wanderings– Israel’s…

How Did We Get the New Testament?

“Why would the apostles lie?… If they lied, what was their motive, what did they get out of it? What they go out of it was misunderstanding, rejection, persecution, torture, and martyrdom. Hardly a list of perks!” – Peter Kreeft Is the New Testament True?  In the last 16 chapters of Acts, there are 84 facts listed by Luke that have been confirmed by historical and archaeological research. Beginning in John 2 through the rest of the book there are…

Intro to the New Testament

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” -Matthew 16:15 The Meaning of the New Testament The Bible is made up of two units – the Old Testament and the New Testament. “Testament” means covenant, so the first section of the Bible describes the Old Covenant, while the second section describes the New Covenant ushered in by the coming of Jesus Christ. Read as a complete work, these 66 books (39 in the Old Testament and…

Aligning Your Plan

If you look at your current financial picture, you might notice too many issues to address at once. Instead of becoming overwhelmed by the numerous tasks, rely on biblical wisdom and align your plan with immediate obedience and gradual progression. #1. Prioritize God’s wisdom over others’ opinions. Proverbs 2:3-4 – Yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures. Proverbs 3:5-6 –…

Enjoying Your Blessings

Christians often feel tension with knowing how to respond to God based upon our blessings in the light of others’ misfortunes. If we give credit to God for our blessings, how should we show an adequate attitude of gratitude? Unfortunate Responses Ingratitude – A sense of false guilt regarding blessings does not show gratitude toward God. Disdain – A refusal to enjoy God’s gifts can be interpreted as having a disregard for the Giver. Avoidance – Failing to acknowledge what…

Furthering Your Generosity

The more that God blesses us financially, the more we can bless others as well. Within the heart of God, we learn how to further our personal generosity. The Standard of Giving The standard of giving is God because He is the original and the ultimate Giver. Proverbs 14:31 – Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker; but he who is generous to the needy honors him. John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave…

Funding Your Future

While none of us know the time or the manner of our passing, we know we must be prepared. In an effort not to be a burden to others but to be a blessing to others at the time of our passing, you must make preparations now. By wisdom, a house is built, and by understanding, it is established; By knowledge, the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is full of strength, and a…

Eliminating Your Debt

Debt seeks to secure our happiness now by committing to pay more for it later. Regardless of how much debt you have accumulated, learn some biblical and practical steps to reduce your debt now, and remove the opportunity to increase more debt later. Proverbs on Debt Prov. 11:15 – Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm, but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure. Prov. 17:18 – One who lacks sense gives a pledge…

Preparing Your Budget

If you don’t make a plan for how you use your finances, someone or something else will make a plan for you. Preparing a budget shows you are a responsible steward with what God has entrusted to you. The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin (Prov. 10:16). A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous (Prov. 13:22). The crown of…

Balancing Your Finances

We tend to polarize financial convictions, but the Bible provides surprising wisdom to obtain balance. If we learn God’s financial perspective, we will benefit from obeying biblical practices. Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her. -Prov. 8:10-11 Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it. -Prov. 15:16 By wisdom a…

Stress: The Anxious Disposition

If left unchecked, stress has a way of hindering the essential parts of your life. God’s Word provides powerful yet practical ways to address mounting pressure. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by…

Unforgiveness: The Lingering Bitterness

When wrongs have been done, it is very difficult to move on to a place of healing. Through forgiveness, you can navigate the future by addressing the past. Forgiveness is a defining characteristic of Christianity – we receive it from Christ and offer it to others. God desires for us to become masters of forgiveness and reconciliation. While freedom for our sins is available, we often do not experience it due to an unwillingness to forgive others. For if you…