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A Mini-Series is a small subset of lessons from a major series which covers a particular subject or book. The class numbers will be in reference to the major series rather than the mini-series.

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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

Messages with tag - Context

Tue, Jul 20, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7 & Judges 3:9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 25 secs
Do you have questions about what promises from the Old Testament can be claimed by us today? Listen to this lesson to learn the importance of context. Hear how our nation gradually became paganized and find out how this downward drift can be reversed by calling on the grace of God. Realize that God intervenes in the lives of people in history so we need to go forward maintaining our mission and watching God’s plan unfold.
Sun, Feb 14, 2016
Passage: Matthew 19:13 & Matthew 18-19
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 50 mins 23 secs
Why is it important to know the context of a Bible passage? Listen to this lesson to hear eleven reasons why we need to understand that Matthew is emphasizing Jesus teaching His disciples how to follow Him. Find out what part forgiveness plays in this passage and the fact that children had no status in their culture. If you decide you want to follow Jesus as His disciple, keep in mind that you must forgive others and not worry about your own importance.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Series: 2014 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 47 mins 48 secs

The maxim of literal interpretation has a noble heritage reaching back to the Reformation, even though it has fallen into disuse among contemporary scholars. Part of the problem is its negative associations. It seems archaic and passé because its concerns are no longer the primary concerns of a contemporary culture. In addition, few can agree on the meaning of “literal.”

In this essay, I agree in part with the criticism of the use of “literal.” But I also believe that correctly understood it specifies a primary concern for biblical interpretation.

First, I agree that in biblical interpretation, we do not begin with a modern or postmodern worldview. Rather, we begin with a worldview expressed by Augustine: we believe to know. As Christians we believe the Gospel to know ourselves and to come to know God. When we turn to Scripture, we believe what the Scripture claims to be true of itself: God speaks and what He says is truth (John 17:17). Of course, interpretation is necessary to know the meaning of that truth.

Within this pre-modern worldview, there are two qualifications. First, textual criticism is essential to know what God has written. In addition, where historical-critical problems remain unresolved, these problems need to be addressed. Yet the claim of Scripture to be true remains a viable premise in textual interpretation.

Sun, Feb 23, 2014
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 51 mins
Hendricks, Living by the Book, chapter 43 (1st edition)/chapter 46 (2nd edition)
Sun, Feb 23, 2014
Passage: Habakkuk
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 35 mins 51 secs
The Book of Habakkuk
Sun, Jan 12, 2014
Passage: Habakkuk 3:17-19 & Habakkuk
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 37 mins 9 secs
Hendricks, Living by the Book Workbook, chapters 50-52
Sun, Jan 12, 2014
Passage: Habakkuk 3:17-19
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 42 mins 21 secs
Hedricks, Living by the Book Workbook chapters 47, 49, and 55.

Begin Habakkuk

Sun, Jan 05, 2014
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 34 mins 10 secs
Principals of Hermeneutics.
The Bible as a Divine Book

Hendricks, Living by the Book

Assignment:
Read Hendricks, Living by the Book Workbook, chapters 49-54. Continue working on the assignments in Habakkuk and reading through Habakkuk.

Sun, Jan 05, 2014
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 42 mins 26 secs
Principals of Hermeneutics.
The Bible as a Human Book
Sun, Nov 10, 2013
Passage: Nehemiah 1:1-11
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 53 mins 36 secs

Nehemiah 1:4-11

Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapter 18

Assignment:
Read Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 19-21
Work through Acts 1:8 and make observations