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Responses to Questions: Part 13

Responses to Questions: Part 13
  1. How do you explain Genesis 6:3 that says the lifetime of man will be 120 years when Noah lived to be 950 and even later Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and others all lived many years more than 120?  It seems that the 120 restriction wasn’t put into effect until the time of Moses.

  2. I believe in 1945 95% of the people believed and called on the name God the father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. I believe in 2018 40% of the people believed and called on the name of God the father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. What changed? The Lord is the same today, tomorrow, and forever. What changed?

  3. Can you expound on our responsibility to orphans and widows as stated in James 1:27?

Believing Thomas (John 20:19-29)

Believing Thomas (John 20:19-29)

Perhaps we’ve been unfair to Thomas. Thomas is not so different from the rest of the apostles. He just desired the experience of sense verification which they received first. But there are some powerful lessons here about the role of doubt in the journey of faith. In this sermon, we use 3 accounts of Thomas in John’s Gospel to discuss outlook, courage, uncertainty, skepticism, and faith.

Passing Through the Waters (1 Peter 3:18-22)

Passing Through the Waters (1 Peter 3:18-22)

The Bible is saturated with water. We scene skip through 5 moments when water plays a huge role in what God is doing…..and then ask what all this has to do with Jesus and with our baptism, in the moment and in the after-effects.

Responses to Questions: Part 6

Responses to Questions: Part 6

We tackle the following questions:

  1. If it were not for your faith in the Bible, then what other convincing reasons do you have for why it is unwise or wrong to live together with a partner without being married first?

  2. What is grace?

  3. What is faith?

  4. What does Paul mean when, in Romans, he speaks of “saving faith”?

We Believe in Jesus (Acts 5:14)

We Believe in Jesus (Acts 5:14)

The early Christians are often simply called “believers.” But when we say we believe, do we really know what we are claiming? Our guest and dear brother Melvin Otey shares what we should mean when we say we believe in Jesus.

Contending for the Faith (Jude 1-25)

Contending for the Faith (Jude 1-25)

In addressing a culture of ungodly behavior among people who wear God's name, Jude presents us with a wake-up call to the ramifications of lax virtue on ourselves and others.

Fig Trees and Temples (Jeremiah 7:1-12)

Fig Trees and Temples (Jeremiah 7:1-12)

A story of trust and security - that which is real and that which is an illusion

What about the "Other Gospels"?

What about the "Other Gospels"?

Can we trust that the four biblical Gospels are the ones God intended us to have? What about all the other documents which claim to be "Gospels"? This is part of our "Faith Challenge" series.

Faith and Depression (Psalm 88:1-18)

Faith and Depression (Psalm 88:1-18)

How Psalm 88 articulates the experience of depression and teaches us how to be honest with God about the struggle, opening up our mind to healing from above

Active Faith (1 Thessalonians 1:2-3)

Active Faith (1 Thessalonians 1:2-3)

How we can ensure that our faith is bearing fruit