MYTHS + TRUTHS ABOUT CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE
Pastor Bruce Garner // Sunday, April 11, 2021
"Isn't everybody just guessing when talking about God?"
It's a fair question. Beginning this Sunday in our worship gatherings and small groups, we begin a journey into the basics of what the Bible teaches. This is often called "doctrine" or "theology." But don't let the terms scare or bore you - the Bible is filled with God's truth, and our study is just a simple way to organize and learn it. Some people worry that if they dive into doctrine, they may become a bit odd. (Or stuck up!)
But no need to worry. You just have to study God's Word with the right attitude and for the right reason. As I will show you on Sunday, knowing God is the very BEST thing that can happen to you. We will keep it simple and relational. With God's help, we will become more like the people He wants us to be!
Pastor Bruce Garner // Sunday, April 18, 2021
On Sunday, we will continue our brief series on doctrine.
The word "doctrine" makes some people nervous, and I can understand why. Learning ABOUT God can be a dangerous thing if you think of God as a hard lesson to be learned. We are told to LOVE God and to love Him, we must KNOW Him.
So we are learning who God is and what He said! That is all doctrine is!
Benefits of learning biblical truth (doctrine): Greater love for God. There is no one greater you will ever meet or enjoy more. Learning to study His Word more effectively. To know Him, you need to hear from Him. More ability to explain and defend your faith in God.
Someone so great deserves to be introduced! If you will humbly work to hear God's Word and love Him, it will change your life. I look forward to continuing the journey with you.
Pastor John Vo // Sunday, April 25, 2021
The basics of the doctrine of Scripture:
Scripture is authoritative – as Wayne Grudem states, “The authority of Scripture means that all the words in Scripture are God’s words in such a way that to disbelieve or disobey any word of Scripture is to disbelieve or disobey God.”
Scripture is inerrant – Scripture is without error and possess no contradiction. Everything that Scripture says is truth, since God never lies and is completely trustworthy.
Scripture is sufficient – Everything we need to live this life for the glory of God is found in Scripture.
Pastor Bruce Garner // Sunday, May 2, 2021
GOD IS... WHO? WHAT, EXACTLY?
On Sunday, we dive into one of the deep questions of Scripture: Who is God? Yes, the answer is deep. How could it be otherwise!? It's GOD! The answer is also immensely practical. Knowing who God is and what He is like makes all the difference to the way you see the world and yourself.
Pastor Bruce Garner // Sunday, May 16, 2021
WHAT IS GOD LIKE?
On Sunday, we return to our discovery of essential Biblical beliefs (doctrine.)
We will look across Scripture to answer the question: What is God like?
How would you answer the question, by the way? What first comes to mind?
This week I have been reminded why I loved doctrinal study so much in my seminary day. The answers are deep, but they are BEAUTIFUL. They are COMFORTING. They are WONDERFUL.