The Authority of Scripture

A Broadcast with R.C. Sproul

Since the Holy Spirit breathed forth every word of Scripture through His prophets and Apostles, the Bible bears the authority of God Himself. Today, R.C. Sproul appeals to the impeccable authority of the Word of God.

Listening to God’s Word

What we hear from God depends on the condition of our heart.

Matthew 13:18-23

18 “Listen to the parable of the man who planted seeds in the ground. 19 When anyone hears the Word about the kingdom and does not understand it, the devil comes and takes away what was put in his heart. He is like the seed that fell by the side of the road. 20 The seed which fell between rocks is like the person who receives the Word with joy as soon as he hears it. 21 Its root is not deep and it does not last long. When troubles and suffering come because of the Word, he gives up and falls away. 22 The seed which fell among thorns is like the person who hears the Word but the cares of this life, and the love for money let the thorns come up and do not give the seed room to grow and give grain. 23 The seed which fell on good ground is like the one who hears the Word and understands it. He gives much grain. Some seed gives one hundred times as much grain. Some gives sixty times as much grain. Some gives thirty times as much grain.”

Two people sitting in the same pew and listening to the same message can respond in totally different ways. The determining factor is the state of a person’s heart, as the parable in today’s passage clearly shows.

A Closed Heart. There are people who harden their heart against the truth. Some may even attend church. But no truth is able to penetrate because their mind is closed to any message they don’t want to follow.

A Shallow Heart. Some people are passionate about what Christ can do for them but fall away when difficulties come. Because of their misplaced expectations, they fail to experience His provision in hardship.

A Cluttered Heart. Those who are distracted with the world’s cares and values have no room in their heart for committed devotion to Christ. Therefore, the Word they hear produces no fruit.

An Open Heart. This is the kind of attitude we should all desire and cultivate—one that positions us to hear, understand, and apply the truths of Scripture to our life.

Which category are you in? If your heart is anything but open, ask the Lord for a new, fruitful one that is eager to know and obey His Word.

The Authority of Scripture

A Broadcast with Michael Reeves

The Bible contains all the truth we need for faith and godliness. There would have been no Reformation without this truth. Today, Michael Reeves contrasts the view of Scripture held by the Roman Catholic Church with that of the Protestant Reformers.

The Bible Project’s Animated Explanation of Philippians Gives a Glimpse into Paul’s Heart

https://churchleaders.com/pastors/videos-for-pastors/290972-bible-projects-animated-explanation-philippians-gives-glimpse-pauls-heart.html?utm_source=msv-nlJanuary%2024th,%202022&utm_medium=email&utm_content=text-link&utm_campaign=msv-nl&maropost_id=716263646&mpweb=256-9619410-716263646

Sermon notes from Ephesians

https://lifeprojectblog.com/2022/01/16/sunday-sermon-notes-january-16-2022/

The Man Born Blind

A Broadcast with R.C. Sproul

The Bible gives numerous examples of people receiving affliction sent by God for their sins. But what about the man born blind? Was it for his sin or his parent’s that he was born that way? In this message, Dr. Sproul helps us understand what Scripture teaches about sin and suffering and how to avoid making the same mistake the disciples made in their assumptions about the man born blind.

Why Parables?

Why Parables?

A Broadcast with R.C. Sproul

During His earthly ministry, Jesus used parables both to communicate and to conceal the mysteries of the kingdom of God. Today, R.C. Sproul defines the purpose of parables and begins to examine the rich truths they reveal about the Savior.

The Book of Ecclesiastes in Outline

Over the years, as I taught Old Testament to hundreds of students, I distributed an outline in class that would help students follow the lectures. Instead of being busy with taking notes, notes that would be incomplete because no one can write as fast as one speaks, students followed the outline and had time to ask questions and have dialogue with me and other students.

Go to: https://claudemariottini.com/2021/12/09/the-book-of-ecclesiastes-in-outline/

John 3

Is the Bible Just Another Book?

 

Is the Bible Just Another Book?

A Broadcast with Steven Lawson

Why do Christians believe that Scripture is the Word of God? Today, Steven Lawson sets forth several stirring reasons why it is impossible for the Bible to be “just another book.”