Apr. 02, 2023
Trusting the Truth
Confronting the Chaos SeriesApril 1 & 2, 2023
Primary Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Previous Teaching: Anti-Theism
1) Haughty Denial
Psalm 10:4 (NASB): The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, "There is no God."
DQ 1) Is atheism a rational deduction?
2) Denying the Creator
Romans 1:25: They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen.
DQ 2) Why do human beings deny the Creator? Is it because of a lack of evidence?
3) Denying Truth
2 Peter 2:1-3: But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you…. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up.
DQ 3) Why do people deny the existence of eternal, ultimate truth?
4) Denying Morality
Romans 8:6-7: The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.
DQ 4) Why do sinful humans deny the existence of transcendent moral absolutes?
This Week’s Teaching
1) Suppressing Truth
Romans 1:18-20: The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
DQ 1) What causes people to resist and deny the truth?
DQ 2) Why do people object to the truth of Scripture?
DQ 3) How does the liberal church view the Bible?
2 Timothy 3:16-17: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
DQ 4) What does it mean that “all Scripture is God-breathed”?
3) By the Spirit
2 Peter 1:20-21: Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
DQ 5) How has the Holy Spirit guided and directed the writing of the Scriptures?
DQ 6) How does the Holy Spirit work through the Scriptures today?
DQ 7) Do you accept and engage in the truth of the Bible?