Teaching Notes: On Dynamic Christianity – The Beginning

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18

When we say that the Christian life should be “dynamic,” we’re saying it should be “powerful.” The Greek word Paul used in his letter to the Christians in Corinth is δύναμις (dunamis). The English word “dynamic” comes from the Greek and means “power, might, ability, energy” (the French word is dynamique). A dynamic life is a “powerful” life, a life with the energy and ability to achieve mighty things.

The idea of the Christian life being powerful is a central theme of the Bible. With that introduction, I’d like to share a series of Bible studies taught in churches more than 40 years ago. We invite you to read and share with others in any way God leads you.

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Romans – The Gospel of God (Part 55)

For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” Romans 1:26-27

In the last part of our study we looked at the history of God’s purpose and design for creating “man” (male and female) in His image and likeness. What we learn in Genesis 1 & 2 prepares us to understand why the Apostle Paul used sexual relations as the first example of what happened after God gave up the human race to “vile passions.”

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Teaching Notes: On Steps To Disciplined Obedience

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20

As we saw in the Discipleship series, obedience to Christ is central to the theme of being a Christian. We recently found this study from the 1970’s that shared “steps” to disciplined obedience as a follower of Jesus Christ.

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Teaching Notes: On Discipleship and Discipling Part 3

We continue in our series about making disciples by sharing notes from a three-part broadcast series on the subject. The series aired more than 40 years ago and we share it with you in hopes that the information will be helpful in your service to Christ.

This is the third part of the series. You can read the first part here and the second part here.

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Romans – The Gospel of God (Part 53)

Professing to be wise, they became fools,  and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” Romans 1:22-25

In our last study, we saw that because of their foolishness, God gave human beings up to “uncleanness, in the lusts of their heart, to dishonor their bodies among themselves.” In today’s study, we will look at what they received for their foolishness.

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Romans – The Gospel of God (Part 52)

Professing to be wise, they became fools,  and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” Romans 1:22-25

In our last study, we learned that actions have results. People gave up God and glorified themselves and other created beings, so God gave people up. Up to what? We’ll start unpacking that as we take a closer look at the Apostle Paul’s words about the “wrath of God” that has been revealed against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, “who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”

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