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Question and Answer Session

We have a question and answer session coming up on Tuesday night at 7 PM at Danny and Rhonda’s home.

A couple of years ago Nancy and I went to the Cove in Asheville, NC for a weekend with Dr. John MacArthur. Of course I had my camera always at the ready and took plenty of pictures that weekend. At the end of one of Dr. MacArthur’s teaching sessions he took questions. I had no idea but Nancy all of a sudden raised her hand and they handed her the microphone. The only thing I could think was hurry up and get this on tape. Here is the question that Nancy asked.

As a side note I posted on my youtube account which is very unknown and private. This video has been viewed almost 10,000 times. Just click on this LINK.

A hardened heart

The theme for our first Q and A session was discussion about the hardness of our hearts. The reason our hearts are hard before God is because of our sin. When is the last time you wept and repented over your sin? The greatest single hindrance that we have in our Bible reading, Bible study and Bible devotion is sin that is tolerated and unconfessed. This is maybe the most critical problem that I see in the American church as it relates to keeping the main thing the main thing. That is the main thing of knowing God by the knowing His word which often times gets pushed aside by our hectic schedule and activities. Whenever we have things in our life that we value more than Christ then that is sin. Therefore as community we need to be reminded as to how easily our hearts can become hardened in our Christian walk. Learning and Living community Christ did not come to help you balance your checkbook, give you a better marriage or to be sure that your children don’t rebel. Jesus Christ came to save you from the wrath of God because of your sin and credit His righteousness to your account!

Here is the following texts that we discussed specifically or I would suggest for further study as it relates to the hardness of the heart;
  • Mark 8:14-17
  • Isaiah 6:8-10
  • Matthew 13:14-15
  • John 3:3-5
  • Amos 8:12
  • Luke 24:25
  • Hebrews 3:7-13
  • Matthew 7:24-27
  • Ezekiel 36:26-27
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Question and Answer Sessions

We have decided to meet during the month of May to dialogue over questions that those in our community have regarding the Bible. I have talked with a number of people in the class who have suggested we make this kind of format available. One of the recommendations I would ask is that we try to stay within the study of our last 18 months. If you just review the website I think you will see how much to date that has been covered. This is not a hard and fast rule but one that I believe will give us the best return on the time we invest together for the month of May.

This will be a time where we can get up close and person with one another, open our Bibles and wrestle through what’s on your mind. The first meeting will be at the home of Jim and Patti Duckworth. For directions to their home simply click on this LINK.