Posts with the tag “bible-study”
What Kind of Preacher are We Looking for at Grace Bible?
by Joe Bennett on April 9th, 2021
Searching for our next senior pastor means asking the question, “what kind of preacher are we looking for?” There are many different answers that can be given to this question, including many good answers, but that makes it difficult for us as a search team and as a church to get on the same page as to what we are looking for. The goal of this article is to help us clarify what kind of preacher we are looking for in a way that draws biblical lines regarding sermon substance, yet intentionally leaves room for the different personalities and stylistic nuances that God may bring to us as we search for our next lead pastor.
A Daily Prayer
by Josiah Smith on July 26th, 2020
**This is an excerpt from Interim Pastor Dave's sermon on Colossians 4:2-6 entitled, "The Essential Weapon in Evangelism: Prayer." May it enrich and bless your prayer life, as you seek to devote yourself faithfully to prayer! Pray this out loud. You'll be encouraged by hearing your own voice as you worship! Lord, I choose to worship and serve you today. I come into the presence of the Father, of J...
Theology Matters: The Fruits of Good Theology, Part 4
by Tom Bastress on July 13th, 2020
Over the course of the last four articles, we have examined why good theology matters. Good theology matters because it provides a true knowledge and understanding of God, his creation, and his plans for us. Good theology matters because it allows us to apply Scripture to all areas of our lives. Good theology matters because it provides certainty, grounding, and hope in our uncertain times. Good t...
Theology Matters: The Fruits of Good Theology, Part 3
by Tom Bastress on June 30th, 2020
Why does theology matter? Over the course of the last three articles, we have argued that theology matters because everyone is a theologian. Everyone, even an atheist, has a particular understanding and knowledge about God. This knowledge not only determines what we believe about God, his creation, and his plans for us, but it also determines how we worship God. For this reason, A.W. Tozer writes ...
Theology Matters: The Fruits of Good Theology, Part 2
by Tom Bastress on June 8th, 2020
Good theology matters. Theology matters because it teaches us about God and applies Scripture to all areas of our lives. Theology anchors our souls to the firm foundation of God’s Word, and it produces spiritual fruit in our lives. In our last article, we examined two specific fruits that come from good theology. Based on a study of Moses’ encounter with God in Exodus 34, we saw first that good th...
Theology Matters: The Fruits of Good Theology, Part 1
by Tom Bastress on June 1st, 2020
Theology not only teaches us about God, but it also applies Scripture to all areas of our lives. As a result, theology provides certainty, grounding, and hope in our uncertain times.
Theology Matters: "Why Good Theology Matters"
by Tom Bastress on May 18th, 2020
During this time of physical, emotional, and social uncertainty, we can benefit from the certain truths found in God’s Word. These biblical truths form the foundation of what we know about God, his creation, and his plans for us. When we speak about our knowledge or understanding about God, we are referring to our theology. philosopher, once wrote, “the...