Family Worship Center, Beloit WI
Sunday Service January 22, 2023
How We Grow: The Word of God
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    1021 Cranston Rd, Beloit, WI 53511, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM

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Overcoming the Sin/Human Nature
- The Power of Prayer and Fasting
- The Power of Walking in the Spirit
- The Power of the Word
The Word of God
1) The importance of the Word of God
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2) Can the Bible be trusted?
a) The Scriptures inspired
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2) Can the Bible be trusted?
a) The Scriptures inspired
b) Is the Bible reliable?
Nelson Glueck
“It may be stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a biblical reference.”
The Word of God
2) Can the Bible be trusted?
a) The Scriptures inspired
b) Is the Bible reliable?
c) The Bibliographic Test
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3) Studying God’s Word to overcome the sin nature
The Word of God
3) Studying God’s Word to overcome the sin nature
a) God’s Word brings
1) Power: “For the word of God is alive and powerful.” -Hebrews 4:12
2) Healing: “He sent forth his word and healed them…” -Psalms 107:20
3) Direction: “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” -Proverbs 16:9
4) Freedom: “…He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed.” -Luke 4:18
The Word of God
3) Studying God’s Word to overcome the sin nature
a) God’s Word brings
b) The purpose of the Bible
The Word of God
3) Studying God’s Word to overcome the sin nature
a) God’s Word brings
b) The purpose of the Bible
- The Word is useful for teaching
- The Word is useful for rebuking
- The Word is useful for correcting
- The Word is useful for training in righteousness
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4) Bible study resources
a) What Bible should I use?
Pastor Adams teaches from the New International Version (NIV). The New Living Translation (NLT) is also accurate and easy to understand.
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4) Bible study resources
b) What extra materials are helpful?
Warren Weirsbe’s Bible Exposition and “Be Series” are helpful. If you’re looking for a Bible, The Life Application Bible is a great tool for new bible students. The Daily Bible is great if you’d like to read through the Bible in a year.
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4) Bible study resources
c) What do I need to know before starting?
It is helpful to choose a consistent time of day to read. If you miss a day, don’t panic and quit. Satan wants to talk you out of reading God’s word. If you aren’t a great reader, you can download daily bible readings from I-Tunes. Search under daily bible readings to download. Also when reading a book of the Bible, it is helpful to find a study bible that offers a short explanation about the context of each book. You’ll want to know who wrote the book, who it was written to, and why it was written.
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4) Bible study resources
d) What websites are helpful?
www.youversion.com
www.studylight.org
www.biblegateway.com,
www.crosswalk.com,
www.biblestudy.org
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4) Bible study resources
e) Where do I start?
You don’t have to read the Bible from beginning to end on your first time. The Bible is sixty-six books. John’s gospel in the New Testament is a great place to start. Some enjoy reading one chapter of Proverbs each day for a month. Spend time learning the New Testament. Once you understand the basics of the New Testament, you’ll be blessed by the richness of the Old Testament. Don’t feel overwhelmed. You have the rest of your life to get to know God through his word. Start with baby steps. If you need some extra help you might read A Beginner’s Guide to Reading the Bible by Craig Koester or A Beginner’s Guide to Studying the Bible by Rolf Aaseng