Synopsis: Our text this morning offers us the second of two great reasons we can trust the Bible. The first reason was given in vv. 16-18 and was the subject of last Sunday's message. This morning we look at vv. 19-21 to discover the second great reason.
Synopsis: In Jeremiah 36, there are four important truths for us to see regarding the divine inspiration of the Scriptures and each one is inherent in the description of how this scroll was written at God's command.
Synopsis: Each time the Word of God is heard, He expects you to give it a proper, positive response! Otherwise it will not profit you! (Cf. Hebrews 4:2) Each of the major points developing this theme in Jeremiah 36 of responding properly to God's Word when it is heard, presents a reason for why we should.
Synopsis: As a follow up on this morning's message from 1 Thessalonians 2:13, we look at another text of Scripture that deals with our estimate of God's truth and how we can model the kind of responsiveness to it that receives God's stamp of approval. Our challenge is to take to heart the message from God's heart in our text. God wants us to internalize and personalize His Words to us. Tonight's message looks at answering three questions: 1) Why is this so important 2) What does this look like in life? 3) How do I do this?
Synopsis: Today's text of Scripture deals with our estimate of God's truth and how we can model the kind of responsive heart that received God's stamp of approval. It presents to us a pattern for responding properly to God's Word. God's truth is advanced in our lives when we personally welcome it and positively respond to it. Do we view and respond to the Scripture the same way the Thessalonian believers did?
Synopsis: Our last message focused on the second half of John 17:17 and unpacked the nature of truth as defined and delivered by God. It has been personally and propositionally delivered to us. In today's message we move to focus on the first part of v. 17 where we find a three-fold instructive, impactful message of truth for us for us that indicates the function of divinely revealed truth.
Synopsis: Today's message continues to expound upon the theme of "Advancing the Truth." Last week we looked at three arenas in which God's truth is to be advanced and be given a position of prominence. Today, we zero in on the last word of our ministry theme, "truth." We must know what we are advancing and have that as a settled conviction so that not even circumstances nor people can tear us away from it - whether by doubt, denial, or dismissal.
Synopsis: In this morning's message we return to our text in 2 Thessalonians 3:1 to see three arenas in which God's Word needs to advance freely and be given a place of prominence and exaltation as we individually and corporately engage in "Advancing the Truth" - our new ministry theme this year.
Synopsis: Today's message unveils the new ministry theme for our church in 2023--Advancing the Truth. In our text there is both a critical component and a critical need. Paul asks the Thessalonians to pray for him and his team and has two specific requests in mind. If we are to engage in "Advancing the Truth," we must embrace Paul's perspective and practice.