Jun 2018 - Sep 2018
There are many commonly-known and oft-quoted Bible verses that for one reason or another, have been misunderstood and misused by many Christians.
In this series, we will try to get to the truth of what's really going on in some of the more misquoted passages of Scripture. We're sorry, but not really sorry if this spoils things for you. But we promise it will be better in the long run if we can uncover what's really being said.
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
Duration: 31 mins 49 secs
Popular culture and popular Christian understanding of Christ's return is that it could come at any time and that it will catch us by surprise...like a thief in the night.
That is not necessarily false, but not completely true either.
We take a look at 1 Thessalonians 5 to see an alternative perspective for those who are in Christ.
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
This oft-quoted verse is often used to inspire or communicate determination in achieving a goal.
When we look at it's context, we realize it's not about accomplishment as it is finding contentedness in Christ. True satisfaction is found in Christ alone, not in achievement or material gain.
Sun, Sep 02, 2018
Duration: 41 mins 43 secs
In 2 Cor. 10:5, when Paul is describing "taking captive every thought", he's not actually describing his own personal battle in his mind.
He's actually talking about his struggle against false teachers and worldly ideas that run contrary to the Gospel.
Sun, Aug 26, 2018
Duration: 30 mins 26 secs
Do all things really work together for good? Do we misuse this verse and water-down what "good" is?
We explore the context of Romans 8 to discover what Paul is teaching us with this commonly quoted verse.
Sun, Aug 19, 2018
Duration: 42 mins 36 secs
Can we really ask anything of God and he promises to give it to us?
Luke 11:9 is about so much more than getting from God what we want.
Taking a look at the context of the chapter opens up some deeper truths for us to embrace.
Sun, Aug 05, 2018
Duration: 30 mins 31 secs
Being labeled "judgmental" is one of the worst slights we could ever receive in our society today.
People often use Matt. 7:1 as a proof-text to condemn those who oppose them.
Is that what Jesus was really teaching? What kind of "judgment" is being referred to here?
We study this passage and even consider some applications that might make us uncomfortable in today's message.
Sun, Jul 29, 2018
Duration: 37 mins 33 secs
Over the past decade or two, Jeremiah 29:11 has risen to the top of the list of most quoted and treasured verses in all of the Bible.
But what is it talking about?
Checking out the context, we might discover we need to be careful how we use it.
Digging deeper though, there are some powerful lessons to glean from this historic passage.
Sun, Jul 22, 2018
Jeremiah 17:9 is often cited by Christians to shame themselves or others. We can't trust our hearts or emotions because we're incurably wicked.
Is that the whole story though? Doesn't the Gospel have something to say about this?
Pastor Lee brought us through a Biblical overview on this topic (while fighting through a cold!). The results are important as we consider who we are and what Jesus has done.
Sun, Jul 08, 2018
Isaiah's response to God's call is often used to inspire people to dedicate their own lives to serving the Lord.
But what did Isaiah's call entail and what do other biblical examples of these special calls tell us about what to expect?
It may surprise you.
Sun, Jun 24, 2018
Duration: 39 mins 29 secs
This proverb has been misconstrued and misunderstood in a variety of ways.
We study those misguided interpretations and then explore what the best understanding is. Hint: it's about encouraging your children towards the path of godly wisdom.