Last Sunday, our sermon (if you paid attention to the message instead of the cooking of food) was about the importance of Scripture. During the time that we had, all I could do was really cover why it was important to have a high view of ALL of scripture. We’re in the process of uploading the sermon, so pretty soon, if you’ve missed out bits of it, you’ll be able to download/share it via our website. However, I’m very much aware that when anyone makes a statement like “All Scripture is God-breathed and Profitable … etc.” it raises many questions in the mind of someone who doesn’t fully believe that the Bible can be fully trusted.
The Sunday preaching format unfortunately doesn’t really allow for a person to go into the details of how we got the Bible we have today, or issues of its reliability, accuracy or even relevancy.
That’s why after the second service, at 1:30pm (for about 45 mins) we’ll be doing a short session (with questions and answers) on the following kinds of topics in an attempt to cover most of the common questions about Bible inerrancy, translation and authenticity. I’ll also be happy to discuss questions you may have about tricky PARTS of the Bible that are genuinely tripping you up.
Please bear in mind that while I’ll prepare for the most common things, if you come heavily prepped up on some OBSCURE random verse (full of internet sources) and you ask some really funky tricky question, there’s a good chance I’ll just say “… that’s an interesting question. Let me look into that for you, and I’ll get back to you on it”.
Also, the main aim of these sessions is to really help you trust the Bible by understanding it more. I think you’ll find that even if you didn’t think the Bible was anything more than an ordinary book … after the session we run, you’d be pretty impressed by how well this ‘supposedly’ ordinary book has stood up against scrutiny and time.
The kinds of topics I’ll cover are:
1. Is the Bible full of errors?
2. How do we know if the Bible is true?
After answering these questions (which will be just me talking), I’ll open up for some questions.
You’ll have to figure out how you’re going to get some food if you are coming along for this session. Hopefully you’ll have 30 mins between the end of service and the start of this session.
I’m hoping to make a discussion session like this a fairly regular occurrence after the service, so that as thinking and intelligent young adults we can more thoroughly explore the more detailed elements of our faith.
Really happy to get feedback on the sessions too.