Archives: "Conquering the World" Bible Study Series
Tuesday, January 10 - Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The understanding of the term "world” has been grossly skewed in Christian thought, particularly in the Western World. God's intent for its use has moved from a range of different meanings within Christian culture to one primarily "negative" concept - of which we will uncover and dismantle. That one meaning has distorted the way we view and interact with humanity, understand creation and the universe; and how we interpret its use and meaning in the Holy Scriptures.
What if changing our view or expanding our view of this simple word could impact the trajectory of our ministries for eternity?
What if it could impact our response to creation, sin and death and abundant life so profoundly, that our efforts to reach the lost and preach the Gospel would be amplified for the better? Would you be willing to change your perspective after full counsel is presented? In this series, we are conquering the "WORLD" by digging into the true meaning of its use in the scriptures and aligning our hearts to the heart of God and the ultimate purpose of salvation -- reconciliation. It is our prayer that you come to know how one seemingly small word - when used in proper context - can completely change how we understand God's love for us, our view salvation, our interactions with one another and the way we represent and present our faith.
SOME SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Ephesians 2, John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 4, Psalm 4:3, John 17:15, 1 John 4, Romans 12, 1 Peter 2, Revelations 11:15, Revelations 18:4, 2 Corinthians 5-7, Colossians 3, Mark 2:14-17
*Note that the additional resources and articles shared do not necessarily indicate that we support the particular views of the author or the linked website.
BIBLE STUDY NOTES: (VIDEOS NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
- January 10 Bible Study: Introduction (Notes | No video | Article, On Sacred or Secular)
- January 17 Bible Study: Creation & The Universe (Notes | Bible Study Video | Cosmos Video)
- January 24 Bible Study: People, the Public & Humanity (Notes | Bible Study Video)
- January 31 Bible Study: The World God Loves, Spirit of the Age, the World System & Evil (Notes Part I | Notes Part II | Bible Study Video)
*Notes are free to use and distribute with copyright information intact.
OTHER INTERESTING RESOURCES:
The Meaning of Cosmos in John 3:16 (A. W. Pink)
Elements of the World System: Lists Out What Affects Us
Institute Of Creation Research: Why is creation relevant to believers?