Series: Various Topics

Conclusions: Necessary, Unnecessary, and Impossible
In the series: Various Topics

In this class, we look at how to properly use necessary conclusions (also known as necessary inference) and see the difference between this and how we sometimes draw conclusions that are not necessary and even some that are impossible to be true. We spend most of the time applying this to the question of who must do the baptising for someone to be saved.

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Church Supported or Operated Organisations
In the series: Various Topics

So-called “main-line churches of Christ” band together as organisations of churches through sponsoring churches or separate organisations that the churches operate or support. In this class we look at how to view these things and apply some principles we have seen about necessary conclusions and the difference between what Christ expects from a local church and an individual Christian.

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Fasting: What is the Purpose?
In the series: Various Topics

Fasting is something that we find done fairly frequently in some circles of the denominational world. Most brethren I know don’t spend a lot of time discussing fasting in much detail. In this class we hope to shed some light on the purpose of fasting as seen in the Bible and see that it is still useful for God’s people today.

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Joel: The Day of the Lord
In the series: Various Topics

The book of Joel is quite short but uses the phrase “day of the Lord” repeatedly throughout the prophecy. What is meant by this phrase that is used here but also around 30 times throughout the Old and New Testaments? We hope to get a better idea of that in this class.

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Matthew 24: Destruction of Jerusalem
In the series: Various Topics

We looked last time at the “Day of the Lord” in the book of Joel and saw that very similar language can be used to describe various judgments of God. Today, we look at a specific description of judgment in Matthew 24 and see which judgment it is. We will examine a couple of different ideas about it.

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Demons
In the series: Various Topics

What are demons? How do they affect people? Can we still be troubled by demons today? We want to examine these questions.

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Church History: An Abridged Overview from the Restoration Movement to Today
In the series: Various Topics

Today, we continue our look at the history of some departures from the way of Christ and attempts to return to His way. We are looking at much more modern history that more directly affects some of us and our thinking today. We will pay special attention to what has caused division among those who on some level agree about the need to follow Christ rather than men.

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The Holy Spirit: Misconceptions
In the series: Various Topics

There are many ideas about the Holy Spirit and His work that are widely believed but not taught in the scriptures. We want to look at some of the most common of these ideas, examine the scriptures that are used to support them, and see why those verses are taken out of context. We will also look at other passages that teach things that are incompatible with these false ideas about the Holy Spirit.

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Judging Traditions
In the series: Various Topics

In this class, we look at how to think about our traditions, whether cultural or religious (or both) and try to understand some basic principles in how to evaluate them.

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