The Self-attesting Authority of Scripture (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: The Baptist Confession of 1689 speaks of our strongly held belief in the self-attesting truth and authority of Scripture when it states: We may be moved and induced by the testimony of the Church of God to a high and reverent esteem of the Holy Scriptures; and the heavenliness of the matter, the efficacy … Continue reading The Self-attesting Authority of Scripture (Teaching Outline)

"The Inspiration and Authority of the Old Testament" by Bob Gonzales

As usual, Bob Gonzales offers excellent teaching. He gives an overview of the Biblical doctrine of the inspiration and authority of Scripture, with special emphasis, of course, on the inspiration and authority of the Old Testament Scriptures. He covers 1) the Self-Attestation of Scripture, 2) the Self-Authentication of Scripture, and 3) the Spirit's Saving Authentication … Continue reading "The Inspiration and Authority of the Old Testament" by Bob Gonzales

Psalm 32 – Happiness Through Forgiveness (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: The first word of this psalm is blessed, from the Hebrew word ’esher (אֶ֫שֶׁר), which refers to the true happiness that one can only find through a right relationship with God. The Reformation Study Bible thus correctly asserts in a footnote on the use of ’ešer in Psalm 1:1 that it is “A stronger … Continue reading Psalm 32 – Happiness Through Forgiveness (Teaching Outline)

eStudySource.com Offers Good Prices on e-Sword Resources

Regular readers of this blog will remember that I have been a long time user of e-Sword (alongside BibleWorks) and cannot recommend it highly enough. It is a free Bible study software program that rivals many that you would have to pay for and is better than most. This program also makes basic word studies … Continue reading eStudySource.com Offers Good Prices on e-Sword Resources

The Wisdom of Obeying Your Parents (Luke 2:39-52 Teaching Outline)

Introduction: One of the central passages of the New Testament concerning Jesus' obedience is found in Philippians 2. In it the Apostle Paul sets forth Jesus as our example of obedience: NKJ  Philippians 2:5-8 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did … Continue reading The Wisdom of Obeying Your Parents (Luke 2:39-52 Teaching Outline)

"What Child Is This? The Virgin Birth" by Bob Gonzales

Back in 2011 I posted some Teaching Notes on the Importance of the Virgin Birth, and I hope our readers found the post helpful. Today, as we look forward to celebrating the birth of our Savior this week, I would like to recommend a similar post by Bob Gonzales entitled What Child Is This? The … Continue reading "What Child Is This? The Virgin Birth" by Bob Gonzales

Excellent ESV Resources for e-Sword

I have always been grateful to the folks at Crossway for making the English Standard Version freely available for e-Sword. While other modern versions are available for e-Sword at a modest price, the ESV is completely free, including introductory notes for each book, cross-references, and maps. The picture above shows the basic ESV module without … Continue reading Excellent ESV Resources for e-Sword

Parable of the Doorkeeper (Mark 13:32-37 Teaching Outline)

Note: In our previous examination of the Parable of the Budding Fig Tree, we saw that the disciples asked our Lord Jesus about the time when the destruction of Jerusalem would occur. We also saw that He gave them a two-part answer. The first part of His answer dealt primarily with the coming destruction of Jerusalem … Continue reading Parable of the Doorkeeper (Mark 13:32-37 Teaching Outline)

Parable of the Budding Fig Tree (Mark 13:28-31 Teaching Outline)

Introduction: As our Lord Jesus prepared to ascend to the Father, His disciples still did not fully understand all that He had taught them concerning the kingdom of God, so they asked Him, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6b). Jesus’ reply was one which we should all take … Continue reading Parable of the Budding Fig Tree (Mark 13:28-31 Teaching Outline)