*This weekly newsletter will share about the Bible Breakdown podcast, things about RLC, and my favorite things from around the web. My prayer is it will help you know God better.
Hello friends. Happy Saturday! Let's keep moving forward. We are slowly kicking the dust off from the holiday season and moving into this New Year. It's a new chance to make a difference and know God more through reading His Word.
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🎧 My Favorite BibleBreakdown Episode This Week>>>
My favorite episode this week: 2 Samuel 2.
📚 It Just Takes Time. 💪
(2 Samuel 2:11) David made Hebron his capital, and he ruled as king of Judah for seven and a half years.
Observation: The Promise God had made to David finally comes true… sort of. David becomes king in Hebron. This is only a small portion of Israel. If you were to see David during those seven years, you might think of David as only marginally successful. However, God was not finished. God’s plan simply takes time. Truthfully, it usually takes more time than we would want. He is always working and always doing more than we can imagine. Our job is to remain faithful and allow God to do what is right in His timing. He will never fail; it will always be better than we imagine.
Application: Trust the Lord’s timing and be content during the journey.
Prayer: Thank You, God, for being Trustworthy.
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🤔 Question of the Week.
🖤 My Favorite Links This Week.
🤣 Fun. The Rick and Bubba Show. Anybody Seen Speedy’s Billfold? (This is blast from my childhood. These guys were the funniest thing going and their ‘no-nonsense’ approach to life won the hearts of millions around the SouthEastern United States.)
📣 Sermon. The King’s Teaching On Persecution. (Calvary South Denver)
🤔 Apologetics. Don’t Go to Church Carelessly.
📚 Bible Project. Learn the Most Important Skill in Biblical Interpretation.
✍️ Going Deeper. How and When Was the Canon Formed.
🔥 Hot Topic. 5 Lies of our Anti-Christian Age. (Rosaria Butterfield)
📚 Book of the Week. Explaining Biblical Inerrancy: The Chicago Statements on Biblical Inerrancy, Hermeneutics, and Application. (Norman Geisler) From its inception in the 1730s, the evangelical movement was underpinned by the conviction that the Bible was the inspired, infallible, and inerrant word of God. The evangelical seminaries and societies that sprang up in the 1930-1940s as a response to the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy and to the abandonment of orthodoxy in the mainline Protestant divinity schools started off as bastions of that same conviction. But it became clear in the 1970s that more humanistic notions were beginning to become endemic there too. Seminarians were learning that the Bible was ultimately more human than divine, contained errors of fact and logic, and needed to be interpreted in new ways. Seeing how these innovations would undermine and erode the foundations of their Bible-based faith, more than 300 scholars and leaders arose to meet the challenge with a scholarly, conservative, and pan-denominational response. This International Council on Biblical Inerrancy (ICBI) worked to clarify the proper ways “handle the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15) and to educate evangelicals about its importance. As a result, the revolutionaries retreated for the remainder of the 20th-century. Explaining Biblical Inerrancy is a collection of the three primary and two secondary documents of the ICBI corpus. It offers a witness to a historic era where conservative evangelical scholarship may have approached its zenith, delayed its twilight, and contributed to the fourth Great Awakening. This repository of 20th century wisdom should provide a valuable and timeless resource for 21st century evangelicals who stand at the cross-roads of conservation and contextualization, tradition and trends, preservation and progress, retention and revolution.
🎧 Song of the Week. Alpha and Omega. (Israel Houghton)
✍️ Quote of the Week
I’ve experienced His presence in the deepest hell that man can create. . . . I have tested the promises of the Bible, and believe me, you can count on them. — Corrie ten Boom
🤪 Dad Joke of the week
When I was little, my parents always fed me alphabet soup, claiming that I liked it, but they were just.....putting words in my mouth.