"I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You” Job 42:5. The Problem of Evil. From ancient Greece (e.g. Epicurus, 342-270 BC), to the Enlightenment (e.g. David Hume, AD 1711-76), up to the present day, philosophers and theologians alike have been baffled by the "problem of evil". Many consider it as the Achilles heel of Christianity. The … [Read more...]
This teaching stream will emphasise Character Studies of key Bible characters who walked in God’s ways.
Their failures and successes will be examined to discover the keys to an experiential knowledge of God, his character, and his ways. Learning the ways of God only comes by walking with him in the trials and perplexities of life. Key Bible characters such as Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Samuel, David, Elijah, Daniel, and Paul will be considered.
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Why do we study key Bible characters who walked in God’s ways? For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4 Their failures and successes are examined to discover the keys to an experiential knowledge of God: his character and his ways. It … [Read more...]
So Samuel said to him, “The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to your neighbor, who is better than you." 1 Sam 15:28 Saul lost the kingdom and it was given to one better than he—to David. This transition from Saul to David typically represents a major shift currently occurring in the church. It is not so much which group we are in, but … [Read more...]
His dreams of fulfilled destiny lay wrecked before him. From the heights of being anointed for the throne, and of a famous victory over one of Israel's most forbidding enemies David was now thrust from Saul's service into a fugitive life. Far from the comforts of the palace he found himself fighting for his survival alone in the wilderness. But this time, instead of a … [Read more...]