Thursday, October 16, 2008

Election 2008

Romans 13:1 - Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority, except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

Acts 1:24 - Then they prayed, "Lord, You know everyone's heart. Show us which of these two You have chosen..."

Isaiah 9:6-7 - For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.

Monday, October 13, 2008

DC 101 - Week 6 - Overview of Scripture

Coming out of the Spiritual Disciplines Retreat, we met this morning to consider an introduction to Scripture. The focus of the lesson was on the inerrancy of Scripture. In other words, the Bible as we have it in our multiple English translations is essentially (with that word meaning what it is meant to mean) identical to the original Greek and Hebrew manuscripts. We focused on word studies as well, since it is crucial to know how and why English translations are rendered the way they are, given the original Greek language. For this week, we move to an overview of Scripture. Completing the workload might look something like this:

Monday - Read Matthew 19-28 and Proverbs 12
Tuesday - Read the two articles in the workbook - Bible 'Improvement' by Andree Seu, On Misinterpreting Stories You Don't Like by John Alexander, and How to Read Your Bible by F.B. Meyer
Wednesday - Memorize 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (if you haven't already) - "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." Review previous memory verses as well (2 Peter 3:18, Ephesians 2:10, 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 5:16).
Thursday - Answer questions 1a-c, 2, and 3a-c in the workbook (7 questions).
Friday - Answer questions 3d-e (2 questions) and spend some time with the guided study of the word "save" as found in Scripture. Consider using for assistance with this exercise.

Some of the guys will have retreat this weekend. They'll complete some additional work regarding the spiritual disciplines. Then we'll all be on the same page from here on out.