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Foundations of Bible Study

The Foundations of Bible Study series lays the foundation for all our subsequent studies. It give the perspective, framework, and assumptions upon which all else is based.


The Mind Behind the Bible - Part 1

May 12, 2016

This study begins our exploration contrasting God's love with our natural human love and how understanding the difference helps us to better understand God's communication to us.


The Plan and Divinization - Part 1

July 7, 2016

In this study we review what we have covered so far about understanding the mind and plan of God behind the Bible and focus on divinization


The Plan and Divinization - Part 2

July 7, 2016

This study continues our exploration of understanding the mind and plan of God behind the Bible with a focus on divinization.


The Plan: Being Good is not Good Enough - Part 1

July 14, 2016

This study continues exploring the plan of salvation to understand the Bible with a focus on exploring the danger of exchanging goodness for holiness.


The Plan: Being Good is not Good Enough - Part 2

July 14, 2016

This study continues exploring the plan of salvation to understand the Bible with a focus on exploring the danger of exchanging goodness for holiness.


The Plan - Freedom - Part 1

August 11, 2016

In this study, we consider the role of Freedom in our salvation.


The Plan - Freedom - Part 2

August 11, 2016

In this study, we consider the role of Freedom in our salvation.


The Plan - Love, Freedom, Suffering, Faith, Savior - Part 1

August 25, 2016

In this study, we explore the relationship between Love, Freedom, Faith, and Suffering and also explore the meaning of the word Savior.


The Plan - Love, Freedom, Suffering, Faith, Savior - Part 2

August 25, 2016

In this study, we explore the relationship between Love, Freedom, Faith, and Suffering and also explore the meaning of the word Savior.


The Plan - The Sermon on the Mount and the Flow of Expectations - Part 1

September 8, 2016

This study concludes the series on the plan of God by discussing the Sermon on the Mount in the light of selfless love and introduces the concept of the Flow of Expectations in relationships.


The Plan - The Sermon on the Mount and the Flow of Expectations - Part 2

September 8, 2016

This study concludes the series on the plan of God by discussing the Sermon on the Mount in the light of selfless love and introduces the concept of the Flow of Expectations in relationships.


The How of Christian Transformation - Following the Lead of the Holy Spirit - Part 1

October 20, 2016

In this study we explore how we follow the lead of the Holy Spirit and how we distinguish between God's voice within us and our own voice.


The How of Christian Transformation - Following the Lead of the Holy Spirit - Part 2

October 20, 2016

In this study we explore how we follow the lead of the Holy Spirit and how we distinguish between God's voice within us and our own voice.


The How of Christian Transformation - Listening to and Quenching the Holy Spirit - Part 1

October 27, 2016

In this study, we delve into being attuned to the whisper of the Holy Spirit and listening to His voice in the most trivial of matters.  We contrast this to quenching the Holy Spirit.  Finally, we introduce the topic of how following the lead of the Holy Spirit changes our relationship with God.


The How of Christian Transformation - Listening to and Quenching the Holy Spirit - Part 2

October 27, 2016

In this study, we delve into being attuned to the whisper of the Holy Spirit and listening to His voice in the most trivial of matters.  We contrast this to quenching the Holy Spirit.  Finally, we introduce the topic of how following the lead of the Holy Spirit changes our relationship with God.


The Why of Christian Transformation - Relating to God as God - Part 1

November 3, 2016

This study begins the third and final section of the Foundations of Bible Study series.  We explore why people have a relationship with God and what kind of relationship God wants with us, the kind for which He made us.  We then begin a study of the book of Philemon to examine a spiritually mature relationship.


The Why of Christian Transformation - Relating to God as God - Part 2

November 3, 2016

This study begins the third and final section of the Foundations of Bible Study series.  We explore why people have a relationship with God and what kind of relationship God wants with us, the kind for which He made us.  We then begin a study of the book of Philemon to examine a spiritually mature relationship.


The Why of Christian Transformation - Philemon - Part 1

November 10, 2016

In this study we examine the letter of Paul to Philemon as an example of a mature Christian relationship and a model of our relationship with God.


The Why of Christian Transformation - Philemon - Part 2

November 10, 2016

In this study we examine the letter of Paul to Philemon as an example of a mature Christian relationship and a model of our relationship with God.


The Why of Christian Transformation - Philemon Conclusion

November 17, 2016

This study concludes our study of the Epistle to Philemon and the discussion of how God prefers love to obligation.