Bible Studies

Gospel Reset Bible Class, Pt. 7: The Left-hand Kingdom and the Right-hand Kingdom

By luther | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Triune God has entrusted the teaching of natural knowledge to the state/government (called the left-hand kingdom) for the protection of body and possessions and to maintain order in this world.  He has entrusted the teaching of revealed knowledge to the church (called the right-hand kingdom) to impart salvation.  In theses VII-VIII, we have already […]

Gospel Reset Bible Class, Pt.6: The Purposes of Natural and Revealed Knowledge

By luther | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

In order to proceed in a systematic way, we need to distinguish the natural knowledge which comes from the creation and the conscience, from the revealed knowledge of God’s Holy Word.  God writes the law upon the heart of all men as a curb to control gross outbursts of sin (1 Tim 1:8-10, Romans 2:14-15).  […]

Architecture Bible Study

By luther | April 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

This is a one-Sunday presentation on some of the design principles for church architecture. Handout 1: Architecture-Handout-Apr-21-2019.pdf Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Gospel Reset Bible Class, Pt. 5: The Bible’s Purpose

By luther | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The purpose of the Bible is the salvation of man. The law reveals a knowledge of sin and eternal damnation.  The Gospel reveals the person and work of Jesus Christ.  The Word of God not only presents the foundational content, but also creates the faith which trusts in the free salvation earned by Jesus Christ. […]

Gospel Reset Bible Class, Pt. 4: The Important of Creation Doctrine

By luther | April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Having established that the Scriptures do teach a young earth, literal six-day creation, this study shows just how important this teaching is by answering two questions. Is adherence to this doctrine required for congregational membership?  And is adherence to this doctrine required for salvation?  Although church fellowship requires complete agreement in doctrine and practice, a […]

Gospel Reset Bible Class, Pt. 3: The Domino Effect

By luther | April 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Denying the Scriptural doctrine of a Creator and His six-day creation will have a profound effect on the teachings of the rest of the Scripture.  In this class, we see walk through some of the Scriptural doctrines which are overturned when evolution is allowed to infect the Christian faith. Handout 1: Gospel-Reset-class-Two-March-24-2019.pdf Podcast: Play in […]

Gospel Reset Bible Class, Pt. 2: Inspiration and a Young Earth

By luther | March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

First, we finished up the one-page handout (from last week) which gave an overview of the book “Gospel Reset: Salvation made Relevant,” (2018).  The book proposes the church engage in pre-evangelism, demolishing the wrong foundation of evolution, and teach apologetics.  We will examine these proposals as the study progresses.  We noted that the book’s terms […]

Gospel Reset Bible Class, Pt. 1: Introduction

By luther | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Secular humanism teaches a progressive philosophy of life using only human reason and free inquiry. By that definition, God, religious dogma, and the supernatural are rejected while naturalism and a commitment to science is embraced in determining ethics and self-fulfillment. The adherence to the theory of evolution is one example of how the secularization of […]

Theology Summary Bible Class Pt. 39: Kingdom of Glory

By luther | March 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

The subjects of the kingdom of glory are the same as that for the kingdom of grace–believers and holy angels.  The kingdom of grace is governed by means of the Word and sacraments administered by the pastoral office.  The subjects of the kingdom of grace are translated into the kingdom of glory either at death […]

Theology Summary Bible Class, Pt. 38: Kingdom of the devil

By luther | March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The kingdom of the devil is a kingdom of unbelief governed by the devil himself, who is a liar and murderer. The devil has not created anything, but only seeks by deception to get people to deny and/or misuse God’s gracious gifts. Revelation 12:9 says that he is “called the Devil and Satan, who deceives […]