Category Archives: Wrestling with Truth

Wrestling with Truth — January 27, 2013

In the context of Luke 17:1-19, we considered a balanced view of faith. Faith as believing–intellect–knowledge Faith as trusting–emotions/heart–experience Faith as doing–will/behavior–action (A wholistic view of salvation could follow the same pattern.) Is faith a quantity or a quality? What … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Truth — January 20, 2013

We considered the parable of the unjust steward from Luke 16:1-13. This parable is variously entitled: Parable of the Shrewd Manager The Wise Use of Money Parable of the Dishonest Manager Parable of the Unrighteous Steward We spent some time … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Truth — January 6, 2013

What is it like to be a Christian? How can I become a Christian? Who will go to heaven? If I don’t become a Christian, is it a big deal? We sang the hymn, “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”, … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Truth — December 16, 2012

Today in Wrestling with Truth, we addressed the theological themes in the great hymn: Angels from the Realms of Glory.  The text was written by James Montgomery (1771-1854) and the tune, Regent Square, by Henry Smart (1813-1879). The themes of … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Truth — November 4, 2012

Lesson from Luke 8:22-25: The wind lashed the sea.  White caps were forming.  The disciples were rowing with all their might and still the boat listed dangerously in the choppy waters of the Sea of Galilee.  It was dark and … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Truth — October 28, 2012

Wrestling with Truth considered Luke 7 today.   We looked at the various “models of devotion” contained in this chapter. The Centurion who sends some Jewish elders and then some of his servants to Jesus to request healing for his servant. … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Truth — September 2, 2012

MALACHI (chapters 1 – 4) IS THERE ANY HOPE? 1.                 [The people of Israel]  . . . were doubting God’s love 2.                 They were dishonoring God’s name 3.                 They were profaning God’s covenant 4.                 They were trying God’s patience 5.                 … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Truth — August 26, 2012

THE BOOK OF HABAKKUK In conversation with God, Habakkuk struggles with two important questions: 1.    How long can God justify apparent indifference to the apparent rule of wickedness and violence in Judah? God responds that he is not indifferent.  … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Truth — August 12, 2012

BOOK of HOSEA (with specific reference to chapters 1 and 11) We sang the gospel song “Wonderful Story of Love” by John M. Driver. [You may find a beautiful rendition of this song in the second half of the following … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Truth — August 5, 2012

ALIENS  (read Daniel 1) We sang “I am resolved no longer to linger” and “This world is not my home.” Daniel and his friends were abducted and taken to Babylon.  There, they needed to live out their faith in a … Continue reading

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