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What We Believe - About the Church

Do we understand what the church is and what the church is supposed to do? Still have questions? Rob has recommended the following books to gain more understanding on this topic. Check them out!

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The church is widely viewed in the world at large as being outdated, boring, irrelevant and filled with backbiting hypocrites. How different that picture is to how the Bible talks about the new family that Jesus has gathered. Sam Allberry understands the collision between these two views, and how, even as Christian believers, we can lose sight of how truly wonderful church is and should be, and what a privilege it is to be part of, and to serve.

Google books on church, there will be no shortage of choice! Some will be helpful, others less so. So why another book on church? Josh Moody, is, in fact, asking a very different question: why should I go to church at all? Filled with practical advice, this book will help you answer questions you maybe should have known the answer to and other questions you never knew to ask!
In this convicting and challenging book, Daniel Overdorf guides us through a journey of scripture, in order to catch a glimpse of what the Bible says about The Church. Community is at the heart of the Bible s image of the Church, and it was demonstrated from the very beginning by Jesus. As Overdorf writes: One cannot read of Jesus relationship with His disciples without recognizing the power of community.

Can the church truly be the "city on a hill that cannot be hidden" that Jesus talked about in the Sermon on the Mount? Can it grow large enough to attract throngs of seekers and yet be loving enough to care for each individual that comes? Bob Russell, pastor of Southeast Christian Church, says that it most certainly can. But it can only be done when we are submissive to God's will and allow Him to build that church. In the pages of this far-sighted, uncompromising book, Bob Russell and his son Rusty share the ten principles upon which this remarkable church was founded.

What We Believe - About the Bible

The most popular book ever sold - the Bible! Why should we trust it? What do we believe about it? Here are some resources recommended by Rob Jankowski that can help deepen your understanding of this inspired book.

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Can we trust the Bible completely? Is it sufficient for our complicated lives? Can we really know what it teaches? This book will help you understand what the Bible says about itself and encourage you to read and believe what it says—confident that it truly is God's Word.

The Faith Once for All is a powerful and dynamic view of Bible doctrine. If you long for a better understanding of who God is and how you can relate to God, this book is a valuable asset that will serve as the cornerstone of your biblical reference library.

 

Rob recommends Chapter 2 for this week's topic.

"Why Trust the Bible?"

Article by Andy Bannister

 

www.zachariastrust.org/why-trust-the-bible 

"Can I Trust the Bible?"
Sermon by Mark Moore

 

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Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics and non-believers bring to religion. Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one.

 

Rob recommends Chapter 7 for this week's topic.

Pastor James MacDonald addresses today's disturbing trend away from taking God's Word seriously. He clarifies the misconceptions that surround the infallibility, reliability, and historicity of the Bible and explains why he believes it is the inspired Word of God, how it originated, what the Bible is good for, and its benefits to us.
This short book explores the historical and theological arguments that have helped lead millions of believers through the centuries to trust the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation.

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