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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

 

http://my.ccv.church/watch/message?MessageId=1657

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.

What We Believe - About the Holy Spirit

Who is the Holy Spirit and what is his role? On Sunday, Rob Jankowski helped us find Biblical answers to these questions and has recommended a few resources if you're still looking for more.

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The person and work of the Holy Spirit is a neglected study in many churches. Some Christians think that the subject is so deep and mysterious that it is futile to study it. Others hesitate to emphasize the study of the Holy Spirit since some religious groups hold such extreme views regarding Him. 

 

Dr. Jack Cottrell, with his "leave no stone unturned" approach to studying Scripture has completed the research for us as he examines the many concepts and characteristics of the Holy Spirit.

Pastor Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives.

 

In the name of the Father, the Son, and … the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit—the Helper—so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today’s church has admired the gift but neglected to open it.

J. I. Packer's Keep in Step with the Spirit focuses on the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit.

 

Packer explains how to get the Spirit in focus and how to map the Spirit's path in life. He restates the Christ-centeredness of the Spirit's ministry, reaffirms the biblical call to holiness, and even-handily assesses the charismatic movement.

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