Adventures in Missing the Point, Part 3: The Bible
by Jarrett Stevens
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A good biblical example for us takes place in Luke 10:38-42 where Jesus visits his friends Martha and Mary. Martha busies herself in service to Jesus, while Mary chooses the wiser route, listening at the feet of Jesus. Many times, our busyness is needed to get things done, but at other times, doing ..
Beware: The Barren-ness of Busy-ness
by Stuart Briscoe
Is the Bible really credible? Or is it just "bad history, worse science and terrible psychology?" There is wide corroboration of history and the events of the Bible. In fact over the past hundred years archaeological discoveries have proven the historicity of the Bible. Also in recent years, scientists ..
Case for Christianity, Part 2: The Case for the Bible
by Bill Hybels
Spiritual foodthere is plenty of it, but we don't always know how to feed ourselves with the abundance. This message delves deep into the necessity of understanding three core beliefs: salvation by grace, the authority of the Bible, and the personal nature of God. The only way for someone to move ..
Celebration of Hope 2008, Part 2: Surrendered
by Greg Hawkins
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Speaker: Bill Hybels
Excerpt: "I am suggesting that there is, within the dark part of many of us, a kind of cynicism that we leverage to protect a lifestyle that we know wouldn't
square with the teachings of the Bible, which makes it very difficult for us to come and do an honest search, an honest ..
Christianity: Fact or Fiction, Part 2: Is the Bible True?
Christianity claims the Bible as its truth source, and the Bible claims to be the inspired Word of God. So can we trust the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John as such or do we buy into novelist Dan Brown's theory in The Da Vinci Code that alleges that Constantine was behind a conspiracy with other ..
Cracking the DaVinci Code, Part 2: Can We Trust the Four Gospels?
by Mike Breaux
by Scot McKnight
What are the reasons that you limit the portions of the Bible that you read-or perhaps that you don't read at all? Are the challenges too heavy and something you're not willing to abide by in your life? Are the concepts too deep, too confusing, or too troublesome to think about? We can come up with ..
Deconstructing Church, Part 1: The Bible We Don't Read
by Jon Peacock
Moving forward in faith requires spiritual practices involving both the discipline of abstinence and the discipline of engagement. This message starts with a discipline of abstinence challenge to make of list of behaviors that are hindering personal spiritual growth and that the Holy Spirit is convicting ..
Forward in Our Faith: Week 2