Last Sunday we studied through 2 Timothy 4:1-6 talking about the importance of preaching the Word. Pastor Mark and I sat down to answer the questions we received from the message.
Questions & Timestamps:
@ 7:28 – What text do you think Timothy used for preaching?
@ 11:39 – What did the first preachers and teachers consider ‘scripture’?
@ 14:08 – Micaiah (in 1 Kings 22) seemed to be sarcastic, is it ok to be sarcastic?
@ 20:00 – Should a christian listen to the news today?
@ 26:36 – What are some good teachings and commentaries I can go to when I don’t understand something in the Bible?
@ 28:29 – Do I need to study biblical history?
@ 30:19 – Is impatience sin?
@ 34:02 – How do I practically “preach the word” to individuals , timing etc?
@ 39:02 – What does it mean to “walk in the Spirit” and how do I do it?
@ 43:28 – I’ve been a bible believing church attending Christian for 20+ years and still find myself not trusting God. I lived through an inordinate amount of death and tragedy and those circumstances are hard to escape?
@ 50:00 – I was talking to my daughter yesterday. Thru-out the Bible it will state “fear not” or “fear God” why should we fear God if he is our Father our ABBA.
Last Sunday we studied through 2 Timothy 3:16 – 4:2 talking about the inspired and useful word of God. Pastor Mark and I sat down to answer the questions we received from the message.
Questions & Timestamps:
@ 3:23 – What is the difference between soul and spirit. And what is Spirituality?
@ 7:47 – Can you explain how God views gay people? How is it that someone can grow up knowing the scriptures, yet still feel the urge to love and even marry another of the same gender? Today’s society pushes to accept gays and gay marriage. So, what is Cross Connection’s belief on society’s acceptance vs God’s word in the scripture.
@ 16:37 – All scripture is inspired and useful – what about the books not included in the Protestant Bible? (ie. Catholic)
@ 20:03 – Are there any other “Holy Scriptures.”
@ 21:30 – Wallbuilders said the Bible that Thomas Jefferson cut up was like a red letter edition. The red letter addition was used by missionaries, to give to the Native Americans. Have you heard this before?
@ 25:52 – How do you know if you are being “called ” to preach the word. Either in a pulpit or to a person.
@ 33:00 – What is discipleship?
@ 35:26 – My spouse is an unbeliever, can I still teach my kids about God?
@ 38:34 – Is scripture useful to unbelievers?
@ 41:07 – What happens to those who die that have never heard the gospel? (Natives)?
Last Sunday we studied through 2 Timothy 2:20-26 considering the topic of vessels of honor and dishonor. Pastor Mark and I sat down to answer the questions we received from the message.
Questions & Timestamps:
@ 13:00 – Do you believe that all non-believers in the church are here with dishonorable intentions?
@ 15:40 – Do all vessels of honor start out as vessels of dishonor?
@ 18:35 – You mentioned that the culture Timothy lived in was an honor and shame culture which placed higher value on older adults and that our current culture values youth. What are the consequences of valuing youth? Would our culture do better if we valued older people more?
@ 23:45 – How do we conduct ourselves as vessels of honor in our day to day life?
@ 30:15 – How do we resist youthful lusts?
@ 36:50 – How would you counsel someone who is addicted to youthful lusts, what are some practical steps they could take to become pure?
@ 40:10 – What are the consequences of pursuing youthful lusts? Are there negative consequences of righteousness/purity?
Last Sunday we studied through 2 Timothy 2:14-19, and we considered the importance of maintaining unity, while also rightly dividing the Scriptures. Pastor Mark and I sat down to answer the questions we received from the message.
Questions & Timestamps:
@ 9:40 – If there is a person who likes to dispute over the bible in my small group bible study how should I approach them?
@ 17:30 – How do I know if I am fixated on something that is unhelpful?
@ 23:33 – What should I do if another christian questions a practice or belief of our church?
@ 32:34 – Can you explain the primary, secondary and tertiary doctrines? And, What are typical theological things that people argue about that are non-essential?
@ 45:48 – What is our church government here?
@ 51:23 – Should I argue with the mormons or JW who come to my door about scripture?
@ 55:55 – How do I reconcile a relationship that was broken because of we had different views of the word of God?
Last Sunday Pastor Mark taught for me while I was out of town at a conference. You can check the message out here. During the message we had a few questions texted in, so Pastor Mark and I sat down to answer them this afternoon. I hope it is an encouragement to you.
At 3:32 – Pastor Mark, You said “God gave him a new name “Paul” at the 09:30 service. Is there a biblical reference for this?
At 8:08 – Haven’t there been lots of people who have died for lies? Either from insanity or religious fervor? Jihadists, heaven’s gate people, etc. How is the martyrdom of the disciples different from an outsider’s perspective?
At 18:05 – God can not be around sin and imperfections. How did Lucifer appear in the meeting with God in Job?
My hope as we move into 2019 is to do a little bit more to answer some of the questions that those in the church have, as we study through the Scriptures together. Certainly I answer questions one-to-one when asked, but when things are a little busy after a service on Sunday, it is sometimes difficult for people to get to me with their question. That being the case, we’ve been receiving questions texted in on Sundays, and this is attempt #1 at providing answers via podcast. I hope this helps. If so, comment below, I’d love your feedback.
At 4:42 – How do we know the serpent in the garden was Satan?
At 6:41 – In Genesis where it says you will bruise His heel, how is that interpreted in the original language?
At 8:28 – Seems like there needs to be a distinction between being willing to lose your life ( someone taking your life) vs someone dying for what they believe by taking other lives as well as their own.. they are willing to die for what they believe in?
At 12:43 – What are the practical steps to making Jesus my purpose?
At 15:26 – How is praying for someone going to bring them to a relationship w Jesus? How does prayer work. Is it the amount, intensity, favoritism what?
At 19:17 – I desire a more meaningful life, how do I know what God has called me to do?
At 23:39 – How do I get to the place where I am willing to give my life for Christ?
At 24:17 – How do I experience the presence of God?
At 26:04 – If Jesus is going to judge and hold people personally responsible for their sin, how do we talk about this in a culture that struggles with individual responsibility?
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