Fall Semester 2020 – Friday Night Virtual Bible Study

Fall Semester 2020 – Friday Night Virtual Bible Study

September 4 – December 18, 2020

We will be going over 16 lessons together from Bible Project! So join us this Fall for our Virtual Bible Study!

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September
9/4 – Bible Project – Image of God
9/11 – Bible Project – Justice
9/18 – Bible Project – Character of God
9/25 – Bible Project – Shema

October
10/2 – Bible Project – Hope
10/9 – Bible Project – Strength
10/16 – Bible Project – Sin
10/23 – Bible Project – Transgression
10/30 – Bible Project – Iniquity

November
11/6 – Bible Project – Holy Spirit
11/13 – Bible Project – Love
11/20 – Bible Project – Generosity
11/27 – Thanksgiving Week – No Bible Study

December
12/4 – Bible Project – Joy
12/11 – Bible Project – Peace
12/18 – Bible Project – Christmas Party
12/25 – Christmas Day – No Bible Study

FREEDOM

FREEDOM

Here are some scriptures about freedom and liberty for you to pray through this Fourth of July:

Galatians 5:1– For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

John 8:32– Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

John 8:36– So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Acts 15:10– Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of the disciples a yoke that neither we nor our fathers have been able to bear?

Romans 8:15– For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, Abba, Father.

Psalm 118:5– In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and He answered by setting me free.

Hebrews 2:14-15– Since the children are flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity so that by His death He might destroy Him who holds the power of death”“ that is, the devil – and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.

2 Samuel 22:47-49– The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior! He is the God who avenges me. . . who sets me free from my enemies.

Hebrews 9:15– For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance”“ now that He has died as a ransom to set them free”¦

2 Peter 2:9– The Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials.

Psalm 3:2-3, 8– Many are saying of me, God will not deliver him. But you are a shield around me, O LORD”¦From the LORD comes deliverance.

Isaiah 46:4– Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

Romans 6:17-18– But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

Psalm 50:15– Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.

Psalm 34:4– I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.

Malachi 4:2– But for you who revere My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall.

GOSPEL – LIFE

LIFE with Jesus Starts Now and Lasts Forever.

Already, But NOT Yetthe fullness of our salvation is present now, but not completed yet. | While we’re here on earth, we’ll always be struggling with sin and pain and tough stuff. But one day we will be in perfect unity with God and there will be no more struggling.


The GOSPEL

The gospel is so powerful and practical that we’re convinced of this radical premise: IF YOU GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL HAVING MASTERED AND BEEN MASTERED BY THE GOSPEL MESSAGE, YOU WILL BE WAY MORE LIKELY TO SERVE JESUS WITH PASSION FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!

The gospel reaches the lost, but it also transforms the found. 2 Corinthians 1:18 puts it this way:

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

Using the six key words, we will explore the meaning behind the GOSPEL: God. Our. Sins. Paying, Everyone. Life.


WEEK 7: LIFE

GOSPEL – EVERYONE

EVERYONE Who Trusts in Him Alone has Eternal Life.

SOLA FIDEfaith Alone | So, there we have it, “You mean to tell me that all we have to do is BELIEVE.” What kind of reaction does this statement elicit from you? Yes, you heard that correctly. All that is required of you to be SAVED and be RESTORED in your relationship with your CREATOR, GOD, is to put your TRUST in JESUS.

In the original language of the New Testament – Greek – the word BELIEVE carries a broader connotation than just “intellectual agreement.” It means “trusting in, depending on and relying upon completely.” Will you put your full weight on Jesus, for Him to be your LONE provider and protector… your everything?


The GOSPEL

The gospel is so powerful and practical that we’re convinced of this radical premise: IF YOU GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL HAVING MASTERED AND BEEN MASTERED BY THE GOSPEL MESSAGE, YOU WILL BE WAY MORE LIKELY TO SERVE JESUS WITH PASSION FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!

The gospel reaches the lost, but it also transforms the found. 2 Corinthians 1:18 puts it this way:

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

Using the six key words, we will explore the meaning behind the GOSPEL: God. Our. Sins. Paying, Everyone. Life.


WEEK 6: EVERYONE

GOSPEL – PAYING

PAYING the price for sin, Jesus died and rose again.

ATONEMENTto make a wrong right. What wrong? The fracture in our relationship with God, when God created us to be in a relationship with Him. The everpresent arrogance of our heart that says, I don’t need a Savior. The mind that thinks I can get myself out of the pit of sin myself and says no thank you to Jesus’ provision for your redemption.

The hard fact is that we cannot pay for our crimes. The wage of sin is far too much for us to repay. However, Jesus has made a perfectly sufficient atonement for all those who will trust in Him. Through our union with Christ, his death becomes our death and his life becomes our life!


The GOSPEL

The gospel is so powerful and practical that we’re convinced of this radical premise: IF YOU GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL HAVING MASTERED AND BEEN MASTERED BY THE GOSPEL MESSAGE, YOU WILL BE WAY MORE LIKELY TO SERVE JESUS WITH PASSION FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!

The gospel reaches the lost, but it also transforms the found. 2 Corinthians 1:18 puts it this way:

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

Using the six key words, we will explore the meaning behind the GOSPEL: God. Our. Sins. Paying, Everyone. Life.


WEEK 5: PAYING

GOSPEL – SINS

SINS Cannot be Removed by Good Deeds

Do you recall Jesus’ parable about the father who had two sons (Luke 15:11-32), where the younger demands to have his future inheritance, right now? Well, whether you’re a rebel like the younger brother or a “goodie-goodie” like the older brother, Jesus says you have problems when it comes to your relationship with the Father that you can’t solve by yourself. 

Which brings us to our Theological Term of the Day: DEPRAVITYa complete inability to produce any good works that could merit salvation based on your own strength or merit.

Total depravity refers to the nature of fallen persons, not to their deeds. The word “total” refers to the total person–that every aspect of the person–mind, will, emotions, body–is corrupted by sin; and to the total human race, that every person since Adam and Eve, except for Jesus Christ, has been born with a nature that is alienated from God and in rebellion against God.

Our depravity must be viewed in relation to God, not by comparing men with men. With reference to God, total depravity means that no one is able in and of himself to do anything to choose God, to seek God, to please God, to love God, to glorify God, or to merit His salvation. Left to himself, every person will seek the things of self and sin. We are as unable to seek God as a corpse can choose to get up and walk (Ephesians 2:1-3).


The GOSPEL

The gospel is so powerful and practical that we’re convinced of this radical premise: IF YOU GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL HAVING MASTERED AND BEEN MASTERED BY THE GOSPEL MESSAGE, YOU WILL BE WAY MORE LIKELY TO SERVE JESUS WITH PASSION FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!

The gospel reaches the lost, but it also transforms the found. 2 Corinthians 1:18 puts it this way:

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

Using the six key words, we will explore the meaning behind the GOSPEL: God. Our. Sins. Paying, Everyone. Life.


WEEK 4: SINS

GOSPEL – OUR

OUR Sins Separate Us from GOD

When you hit the rewind button on history and go all the way back to the Garden of Eden, the Bible tells us that it’s part of human nature to want power and control. Adam and Eve rebelled against God and tried to declare themselves the rulers of their lives, independent from God’s guidance and direction. They wanted to be like God and in charge. But that was Adam and Even, what’s that got to do with me?

FEDERAL HEADSHIP: One individual’s actions representing a larger group. 

In the latter half of Romans 5, Paul teaches that God deals with the human race under a system known as “federalism.” Simply put, federalism has to do with representation, with one person acting on behalf of another. God has appointed two representatives in history: Adam and Christ. Adam did not represent the race well; he disobeyed God. As a result, all of his descendants are born with an inclination to sin, and they all share in his guilt and suffer the same penalty he received—death. This is what Paul means when he says in verse 12 that “all sinned.”

The Westminster Confession of Faith supports this conclusion, saying, “[Adam and Eve] being the root of all mankind, the guilt of this sin was imputed, and the same death in sin and corrupted nature conveyed to all their posterity” (VI, 3).

At the end of verse 14, Paul says Adam was “a type of Him who was to come,” namely, Jesus. In some way, Adam’s life and work were a pattern for Jesus’. Thus, his federal headship can teach us much about Jesus’ work of representation on our behalf. The work of both representatives had stunning effects for humanity.

Federalism, James M. Boice says, is “a proof of God’s grace,” for while the failure of our first federal head brought terrible results, federalism “was the only way it would later be possible for God to save us once we had sinned.”

The GOSPEL

The gospel is so powerful and practical that we’re convinced of this radical premise: IF YOU GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL HAVING MASTERED AND BEEN MASTERED BY THE GOSPEL MESSAGE, YOU WILL BE WAY MORE LIKELY TO SERVE JESUS WITH PASSION FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!

The gospel reaches the lost, but it also transforms the found. 2 Corinthians 1:18 puts it this way:

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

Using the six key words, we will explore the meaning behind the GOSPEL: God. Our. Sins. Paying, Everyone. Life.


WEEK 3: OUR

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Resource provided by dare2share.org; https://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotionals/our-first-federal-head/

GOSPEL – GOD

GOD created us to be WITH HIM

Not only is our God transcendent, above us in every way, but He is also immanent. In other words, He has an indwelling presence in the universe and is personally involved in its in-workings and out-workings.

Immanence describes a God who is at hand, working through the minutiae of the lives of His creation to produce a love for and enjoyment of His Word, His Gospel, and Himself. God does not sit back and merely observe a creation which he set in motion millennia ago; he is present and actively participating in His world. This gives the believer rest in the knowledge that there is no place or situation that is too far to be under God’s protecting hand.

Wayne Grudem (research professor, Phoenix Seminary) explains the uniqueness of this attribute as (parenthetical notes added):

In the teaching of the Bible, God is both infinite and personal: he is infinite (transcendent) and personal (immanent): he is infinite in that he is not subject to any of the limitations of humanity, or of creation in general. He is far greater than everything he has made, far greater than anything else that exists. But he is also personal: he interacts with us as a person, and we can relate to him as persons. We can pray to him, worship him, obey him, and love him, and he can speak to us, rejoice in us, and love us. Apart from the true religion found in the Bible, no system of religion has a God who is both infinite and personal.

The GOSPEL

The gospel is so powerful and practical that we’re convinced of this radical premise: IF YOU GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL HAVING MASTERED AND BEEN MASTERED BY THE GOSPEL MESSAGE, YOU WILL BE WAY MORE LIKELY TO SERVE JESUS WITH PASSION FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!

The gospel reaches the lost, but it also transforms the found. 2 Corinthians 1:18 puts it this way:

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

Using the six key words, we will explore the meaning behind the GOSPEL: God. Our. Sins. Paying, Everyone. Life.


WEEK 2: GOD

Resource provided by dare2share.org; https://blogs.blueletterbible.org/blb/2011/09/08/the-attributes-of-god-immanent/; https://blogs.blueletterbible.org/blb/2011/08/12/the-attributes-of-god-transcendence/

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