10/28/12 - Forgotten God: I’ve got Jesus . . . Why do I need the Spirit?

October 28th, 2012

10/28/12

Forgotten God (Part 1):  I've Got Jesus . . . Why do I need the Spirit

Forgotten God?

♦  A Powerful Promise (John 7:37 -39)

♦  Satan's Main Strategy (Ephesians 6:11)

♦  Key Foundational Concept . . .

Exegesis <->  Eisegesis

Becoming a Berean (Acts 17:11)

♦  Examine

John 14:16- 17 -> John 16:7-11 ->  Acts 1:4-5 ->  Acts 2

♦  Can you tell the Difference?

The war within (Romans 8:6-8)

New ownership?  (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

(on back)

The following passages offer a brief overview of what the Holy Spirit does in a person's life.  If you disregard you own experiences and just read these passages, what would you expect to observe as the Holy Spirit entered a person's life?

Acts 1:4-8, 2:1-13, 4:31

Romans 8:1-17, 8:26-27, 15:13

1 Corinthians 2:12-14, 3:16, 6:9-11, 12:7-11

2 Corinthians 3:17-18

Galatians 4:4-7, 5:16-25

Ephesians 3:14-16

1 John 4:13

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Does God Judge? (Build-a-god? Part 6)

October 22nd, 2012

10/14/12

Does God Judge?  (Build-a-god?  Part 6)

by Jim Villalobos

Defining the terms

Our problems with God's Judgment:

  • We believe Love and Judgment can't coincide - 1 John 4:8 / James 4:12
  • We don't want to think about punishments (especially Hell) - Matthew 10:28
  • We want to be right - Proverbs 14:12

Does Jesus Judge? - John 3:16-21 / John 8:2-11

Jesus the Defense Attorney (punished as a criminal) - 1 John 2:1-2

Pardoned - Romans 8:1

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The Emotions of God (Build-a-god? Part 5)

October 22nd, 2012

10/7/12

The Emotions of God  (Build-a-god? Part 5)

By Mark Brauss

A God who  . . .

♦ Knows - Psalm 139:3-4 / Hebrew 4:13

♦ Cares - Psalm 103:8-14 / James 5:11/ 1 Peter 5:7

♦ Delights - Genesis 1:31

♦ Experiences Joy - John 15:9-11

♦ Feels sadness - John 11:32-37 / Matthew 26:36-38

♦ Gets Angry - Mark 11:15-17

♦ Is Gentle - Mark10:13-16 / Luke 5:12-13

The God of Your Emotions . . .

◊ Self-deception - Psalm 139:1, 23-24

◊ Lies - Proverbs 30:5-8

◊ Desires - 1 Peter 2:11

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Is God Competent? (Build-a-god? Part 4)

October 3rd, 2012

9-30-13
Is God Competent?  (Build-a-god? Part 4)
by Bob Levin

God is Omnipotent

Genesis 1:1 /Psalm 33:6 /Genesis 18:14 /Job 42:2 /Matthew 19:26

God is Love >>>Wishes us Well

1 John 4:8

Apparent Incompetence . . . suffering in the world

Psalm 13:1-2 /Psalm 88:13-14 /Psalm 42:9-10

Other players . . . human will & choice

Genesis 2-3 / Matthew 23:37-38

God sees and enters the fray

Jeremiah 23:23-24 / Psalm 139:1-12 / Hebrews 4:15-16 / Hebrew 5:8-9 / Mark 15:34

Hotel or Training Camp?

James 1:2-4 / Romans 8:28-29 /John 16:33

Recommended reading: "Where is God When it Hurts" by Philip Yancy
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