July 17 , 2015
In order to believe something, you need to trust the source. Can we believe and trust the Bible, the source of our story? Let's study what Jesus says about it in scripture to settle our concerns about the trustworthiness of the Bible.
Christians refer to the Bible as the Word of God. It's the book that informs our faith. Yet many still wonder, is the Bible true? Is it a historical book? Is it accurate to say there are no errors in it or that it is 100% true? In this Groundwork series we discuss the trustworthiness of the Bible by studying what Jesus says about scripture, what the Bible says about itself, and the impact this has on our faith.
We all want, maybe even need, to believe in something. With a variety of religious teachings in existence today, it's natural to turn to a trusted teacher for confirmation on whether something you're hearing is solid, dependable, and trustworthy. That's the assurance the Apostle Paul gives to Timothy and Titus, two pastors in training, when he writes "This is a trustworthy saying..." This Groundwork series studies the five statements Paul deems "worthy of full acceptance" and their impact on our understanding of the gospel message in our lives.
James is one of the most confusing and possibly one of the most controversial books of the Bible; how can this legalistic instruction about our behavior and actions fit in a New Testament professing grace and mercy? In fact, there are some Christians that love this book and others that would prefer it be thrown out of the biblical canon. This Groundwork series studies the book of James in the context of the New Testament and discusses how James' instruction, though blunt and seemingly moralistic, can benefit the faith life of all believers who by God's grace have already come to believe in Jesus Christ.