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Topic: The Bible

Bonafide: A Series in the Book of James, Part 2

Hearing and Doing

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Speaker: PJ Smyth

Text: James 1:18-27

A clarion call from James to HEAR God's word expectantly, meekly and intentional, and most important, to ACT on it.

The Perfection and Power of God’s Self Revelation

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Speaker: Adam Malcolm

Text: Psalms 19

Our gracious Heavenly Father desires to reveal himself to us in His Word so that we might know him truly and love him deeply.

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 9

Awesome in Holiness

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Exodus 19:3-25

Because God is awesome in His holiness, we need a mediator in order to be reconciled with Him.

The Importance of Sound Doctrine

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 22:34-40

As your knowledge of God grows, so will your love for him.

Women of the Word Conference, Part 4

Workshop

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Speaker: Kathleen Neilson

Text: Psalms 77

A final interactive session of digging into Psalm 77 together

Women of the Word Conference, Part 3

Psalms as Praise

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Speaker: Kathleen Neilson

Text: Psalms 138

Psalm 138 gives us magnificent poetry for our praise, showing us how and why to worship the Lord even in the midst of trouble.

Women of the Word Conference, Part 2

Psalms as Prayer

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Speaker: Kathleen Neilson

Text: Psalms 51

Psalm 51 does not just instruct us about how to pray; it offers us living and active words of prayer. As David lays bare his heart before God in this poem, we can take these words to heart and do the same.

Women of the Word Conference, Part 1

Psalms as Poetry

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Speaker: Kathleen Neilson

Text: Psalms 56

David doesn’t just tell us to trust God in the midst of our fears; rather, he shows us the process of trusting, through lines of poetry.

Centered on the Word

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Speaker: Keith Welton

Text: Psalms 119:1-11

In order for God to be at the center of our lives, his word should be at the center too.

Communion with God

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Speaker: Braden Greer

The history of God’s activity in Scripture is insistent that God is seeking a people to commune with.

Worthy13, Part 5

Jesus Appears on the Road to Emmaus

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: Luke 24:13-35

In this last session, Ben offers take home points on how we can each "see Jesus" at home in the busyness of our everyday lives.

Studies in Systematic Theology, Part 1

Systematic Theology and the Word of God

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Speaker: Steve Welch

This class explores the purpose of systematic theology and its methods and then turns focus to the attributes of Scripture and why they matter for us, both as individual Christians and together as a church.

Answers to Hard Questions, Part 1

How Do We Know the Bible Really is the Word of God?

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Speaker: Keith Welton

This Sunday class explains why we believe the Bible is the Word of God. It focuses first on why a “word” from God is necessary and then explains what the Bible claims and what supports those claims.

One to One Bible Reading, Part 2

How Can We Get Started with One to One Bible Reading?

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Speaker: David Helm

Getting started is as simple as pray, ask, and meet. However, it isn't easy because asking and meeting requires putting to death fear.

One to One Bible Reading, Part 1

Why Should We Do One to One Bible Reading?

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Speaker: David Helm

One to one Bible reading invites everyone to benefit from the total sufficiency, absolute authority, and dynamic potency of God's Word.

Reading the Bible for All Its Worth, Part 4

Biblical Interpretation: Content and Application

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Speaker: Don DeVries

The key to understanding the content of a biblical text is observation. Paying attention to sentence structure, verbs, conjunctions, and figures of speech will help reveal the meaning of a passage.

Reading the Bible for All Its Worth, Part 3

Biblical Interpretation: Literary Context

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Speaker: Don DeVries

When the Biblical writers wanted to communicate the truths of God’s revelation, God’s dealings with His people and His redemptive plan, they carefully chose words and literary forms that would best convey their meaning.

Reading the Bible for All Its Worth, Part 2

Biblical Interpretation: Historical Context

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Speaker: Don DeVries

Biblical interpretation engages a process to understand the inspired human author's original meaning and applies the biblical truths to our 21st century lives.

Reading the Bible for All Its Worth, Part 1

The Importance of Rightly Interpreting God’s Word

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Speaker: Don DeVries

Text: Psalms 19:7-11

Rightly interpreting the Bible guards us from error, bridges the gaps between us and the biblical writers, and - most importantly - leads us to a growing knowledge and love of Jesus.

2 Peter, Part 5

The Divine Origin of Scripture

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Speaker: Jerry Bridges

Text: 2 Peter 1:16-21

What is more sure than Peter's own experience of seeing Jesus in his majesty and hearing the voice of God on the mount of transfiguration? Christians find greater surety in the words of the Bible than any personal experience.

How to Read a Book, Part 3

How to Read a Nonfiction Book

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Speaker: Tony Reinke

The three-part series on a theology of books and reading concludes with twenty tips and tricks for reading nonfiction books.

How to Read a Book, Part 2

What to Read

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Speaker: Tony Reinke

For every book you choose to read you'll need to decline about 9,999 others simply because there isn't enough time in life to read them. So how do you decide what books to read, or more importantly, how do you decide what books to NOT read? In this session we explore how personal reading priorities will help bring focus and clarity to your personal book reading decisions.

How to Read a Book, Part 1

A Theology of Books and Reading

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Speaker: Tony Reinke

Text: 2 Corinthians 3:4-4:6

This class explores (1) the nature and value of Scripture and how it relates to all other books and literature; and (2) how the message of the gospel impacts personal literacy.

The Glue of Christian Unity, Part 3

The Word of Christ and Christian Unity

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Colossians 3:16-17

We truly worship God when we honor his word and show love for his children.

Nehemiah: When God Revives His People, Part 6

People of the Book

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Nehemiah 8

Spiritual reformation begins with humble submission to the word of God.

What Are You Building Your Life On?

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Luke 6:46-49

To be like the man who built his house on the rock, we must come to Jesus, listen to his words, and put his words into practice.

The Voice of the Lord

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Speaker: Braden Greer

Text: Psalms 29

The proper response to God's majestic voice is to worship him as the only true God. In Jesus Christ, though, we can find peace with this God of all might and power.

How We Got the Bible, Part 3

The Canon of Scripture

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Luke 24:44

This session explores the historical development of the Old and New Testaments, along with a discussion of the Apocrypha.

How We Got the Bible, Part 2

Christ and Scripture

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: 2 Peter 1:19-21

This session discusses the central role of the apostles as witnesses to divine revelation.

How We Got the Bible, Part 1

Revelation and Scripture

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 1:19-20

This session introduces and compares the categories of general and special revelation. God has spoken to us, and the content of his speech culminates in Jesus Christ.

How We Got the Bible, Part 4

Inspiration and Authority

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: 2 Timothy 3:14-17

This final session has to do with the origin of Scripture, its authority, and its self-attesting nature.

Romans, Part 1

Introduction and Overview - The Power of the Gospel

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 1-16

Robin Boisvert gives an overview of the book of Romans and examines the Gospel as the power of God for salvation.