Month: March 2014

Noah

1.  The lesson this morning is The Reliability of Scripture. However, as I’ve been reading the reviews and following the conversation and controversy stirred up by the new Russell Crowe movie, “Noah”, I’ve been thinking that the reliability of Scripture is not as much an issue for us this morning as the reliability of who interprets Scripture for us and why it is so importa ...[Read More]

The Role of Scripture

We don’t hear much about doctrine today. I’m not sure I heard much about doctrine when I was growing up. We knew we were Baptists and thought we knew what that meant but didn’t. We learned our doctrine from our hymns. We knew about propitiation from “Washed in the Blood” and “Nothing but the Blood”. We knew about the sacrificial death of Jesus from “The Old Rugged Cross”. We knew about forgiveness ...[Read More]

Christian Worldview: Romans 12:1-2

1.  The topic this morning is “Christian Worldview” and the text is Romans 12:1-2. It is such a familiar passage. But we should start reading in the previous chapter to see where Paul’s mind was heading. Let’s look at the doxology of 11:33-36: Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! “W ...[Read More]

Abraham and Isaac

1.  Perhaps the most fundamental figure of the New Testament is in the Old Testament – and he is not even a Jew but a Gentile. It is Abraham, the father of all who believe by faith. I say not a Jew because until he is almost 100 years old he is not circumcised and, as you know, that is the mark of a true Jew. So, this non-Jew is not only the father of all who come by faith but he is the fath ...[Read More]