GOD & BIBLE: So What?

The Adventure—So What? Seeker Class
Topic 1: Word of God
Wk 2: Application

  1. Review of Week 1: Evidence that the Bible is the Word of God (Erik)
    1. Fulfilled prophecy (Daniel 2 & Jesus’ Life)
    2. Archeology (people, places, Dead Sea Scrolls)
    3. It makes sense. (creation/evolution, human nature, health principles…)
    4. It changes people’s lives.
    5. It speaks for itself.
  2. Brainstorm: What does this matter? So what?
  3. Learn truth
    1. Truth will set you free. (John 8:32)
    2. Cult example (Newsweek story)
  4. Bricks vs. Springs (Velvet Elvis)
  5. John 5:39-40. What gives life, the written word or Jesus?
  6. Know God
    1. Stories, not lists.
    2. Todd, Lisa and family pictures
    3. Walking with the Poor (p. 206)
    4. It’s about our hearts.
    5. Isaiah 29:13
    6. Jeremiah 29:13. Why must we seek with all our hearts?
    7. Jeremiah 9:23-24. I want to understand and know God.
    8. MORE: Exodus 6:7; 18:11; Numbers 24:16; Deuteronomy 4:35; 34:10; Job 19:25; 42:2; Psalm 9:10; 36:10; 44:20-21; 46:10; 67:1-2; 94:11; 100:3; 139:1-4, 23-24; Isaiah 40:28-31; Jeremiah 1:5; 8:7; 9:6; 24:7; 31:34; Hosea 6:3; Jonah 4:2; Micah 4:12; Nahum 1:7; Matthew 6:8; 7:21-23; 9:6; 11:27; 13:11; 22:29; 25:12; Mark 1:24; Luke 4:41; 12:47; 16:15; 24:31; John 1:10; 7:17; 8:19, 32, 54-55; 10:4, 14-15; 13:35; 14:4-17; 15:21; 17:3, 25; Acts 1:24; 1 Corinthians 8:3; 13:9-12; Galatians 4:8-9; Ephesians 3:19; Philippians 3:10-11; 2 Timothy 1:12; 2:19; Titus 1:16; 1 John 2:3, 5; 4:7-8, 16…
  7. Trust God
    1. More than mere belief that God exists.
    2. Demons knew who Jesus was (Mark 1:24 & Luke 4:41
    3. Demons believe in one God (James 2:19)
    4. Need faith (Hebrews 11:6
    5. Example: Parents and children
    6. MORE: Matthew 6:30; 8:10, 26; 9:2, 22; 14:31; 15:28; 17:20; 21:21; 23:23…
  8. Love God
    1. Deuteronomy 6:5. Love God with all your heart.
    2. Greatest Commandment. Matthew 22:36-40. (Deut. 6:5 & Lev. 19:18)
    3. Deuteronomy 10:12-13
    4. MORE: Deuteronomy 11:1, 13; 13:3; 19:9; 30:16; Psalm 18:1; 31:23; 69:36; 91:14; 116:1; Proverbs 3:12; 8:17; John 8:42; 14:15, 21, 23; 15:9; 16:27; 17:24, 26; Romans 5:5-8; 8:28, 35; 1 Corinthians 2:9; 8:3; 1 John 2:5; 3:16; 4:10; 4:19-21; 5:2-3…
  9. There are so many answers to this week’s “so what.” Each week will be a partial answer.
  10. A person can know, trust and love God. So what? The beauty & amazing thing is that this question will always take us deeper! A spiritual fractal?
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