Jesus view of the Bible, part #2

We often read about the Pharisees and the Sadducees when we read the Bible, but the extent of our learning about them usually stops with noting that the Sadducess did not believe in the afterlife and the Pharisees did. But there is SO much more to their history and differences and when you learn about it, it will greatly deepen your understanding of the Scriptures.

In this lesson, in addition to learning that, you’ll learn about how Jesus interacted with them on questions about the authority of scripture, plus you’ll see how the Apostle Paul’s heritage as a Pharisee influenced his teaching for the rest of his life.

Explanatory note: before you either listen to the audio or view the PowerPoint, we wanted to you know that most of the lessons are not this long in the actual class. The recording was made after the class so I could put in additional information.

Here is a file of the audio, of the lesson, just click the arrow to listen:

Here is a file of the video of the PowerPoint of the class, along with the sound that goes with it.

This is a file of the handouts we gave out in class. Just click on the image to download the PDF:

Jesus view of the Bible, part #1

“It stands written.”

As this lesson will show you, this statement was a phrase Jesus used many times that showed his belief in the trust-worthiness of the Scriptures.

In addition, Jesus talked about events in the Scriptures, such as the story of Jonah and Noah’s ark that people doubt today and he talked about them not only as true history, but used them as a teaching tool for future events.

Take some time to listen to or watch the lesson and learn about how Jesus truly believed the Bible as inerrant, infallible and totally trustworthy for all of life. The audio and video files, plus the written notes follow:

This is an audio file of the class,just click on the arrow to listen:

This is a video of the PowerPoint of the class:

This is the handout given out in class, click on the image to download the PDF.

What did Jesus think about the Bible?

Most people from almost any religion have a favorable view of Jesus. If asked if Jesus would ever tell a lie, most would be shocked that the question was asked. Even if people do not believe in Jesus as personal Savior and Lord, he is considered one of the most holy and good people in all of history.

Was Jesus a wise man? Most people would again, agree that he was. Many people believe that his messages were some of the wisest, most compassionate and understanding words ever written. In his dealing with those who opposed him, not only was he wise, many would say, but a master debater and strategist with his words.

If all these opinions are true–if Jesus would never tell a lie and was a very wise man it might be interesting to see what he said about the Bible.

He wouldn’t lie about it and he was wise enough not to believe foolish stories–so what did he say?

Join us this Sunday as part of our discussion on “Inspiration, Inerrancey, & Infallibility” and we’ll look at Jesus comments. This is a great time to bring a friend who may not attend church regularly, but who has a respectful attitude towards Jesus.  Our class meets at 9 am for coffee and munchies and then teaching and discussion. We meet in room 207 at Coastline Bible Church, 426 Mills Rd., across from Pacific View Mall in Ventura, CA.

………………..chances are you might both be surprised by what Jesus really said.

Video & notes: Lesson on Inspiration #1

Inspiration: the teaching that all of the Bible is “God-breathed” is a somewhat confusing idea for many people. But confusing or not, it is an extremely important one to understand, because how we believe the Bible came about will influence how and if we read, study and obey it.

This video shows you the meaning of the word “inspiration” and how it came about in an easy-to-understand way and will give you confidence that the Bible you have is truly of divine origin. A the link to  download the PDF copy of the notes for the video is below the video.

Inspiration Lesson 1Click on this image and it will take your to a PDF of the handouts that you can download.

If you would want to do this study in a small group, you can watch the video and use the downloaded notes.

Please join us on Sundays at 9 am at 426 Mills Rd., Coastline Bible Church, Ventura, CA for the live class and discussion.

Devotion #1 Psalm 119:1-56, The foundation for real happiness

Psalm119  starts this way:

1 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless,
who walk according to the law of the
LORD.
2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes
and seek him with all their heart.

The word, “blessed” in verses 1 & 2 and many other places in the Psalm in the Hebrew is the word “esher” and it means “happy.” There is a way to be deeply, truly and eternally happy and it is to build your life on God’s Word.

Click on the image above, it links to a PDF of a two-page handout that you can use in your devotional time this week. In the next few weeks we’ll be going through Psalm 119, taking one section a week. After you read each section, answer these two questions:

  • What does it say?
  • How should I respond?

Psalm 119 is all about the Bible and spending 4 weeks in it, thinking about it, reading it, praying over it will give you an increased love for the Word and will help build a firm foundation in your life for the kind of happiness that can only be found in God’s truth.

As you read through these lessons please share some of your thoughts in our comments section here.

This psalm will tell you how to do that.

note: each week, we’ll have a devotional study posted on this site. These come from the Life in 3D adult class at Coastline Bible Church in Ventura, CA. Anyone is welcome to join us! See the “About” tab on this website for more information.