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Established in His word


The Bible

There are 66 books in the Bible; 39 Old Testament, 27 New Testament.
40 different authors. (8 possibly 9 authors New Testament)
Books were written within a roughly 1500 year span. ( 1400 BC -100 AD)
New Testament has four genres; The Gospel, Acts of the apostles, the epistles, apocalypse.
The Catholic Bible has 46 Books ( old testament)
Apocrypha books: The Apocrypha is a collection of books written in the four centuries between the Old and New Testaments. Though the Apocrypha is not Scripture, many Protestants (including Luther, Calvin, and other Reformers) have found the collection useful historically, theologically, and spiritually. Discerning readers of the Apocrypha gain a fuller understanding of first-century Judaism, including the messianic fervor that led, in part, to Jesus’s passion.
Technically, a pseude-pig-rapha is a book written in a biblical style and ascribed to an author who did not write it. During the inter testament times some assumed names of others to write possibly to encourage others during these silent years. ( Enoch, The book of Jubilee’s, Baruch, etc..)
The new is in the old concealed and the old is in the new revealed.
Thats why we use the children’s curriculum we have because it threads the story of Jesus through entire Bible.
The New testament requirements was written
Three principal criteria seemed to emerge which the early church used in recognizing books that had been God-inspired and thus canonical:(6) apostolic origin, recognition by the church, and apostolic content. Luke was Pauls protoge’, Peter was Mark’s historical source.
The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.
Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.
It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword and the Christian’s charter. Here too, Heaven is opened and the gates of Hell disclosed.
Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently and prayerfully.  It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure.
It is given you in life, will be opened at the judgment, and be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, rewards the greatest labor, and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.
John 16:12–13 NIV
12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
2 Timothy 3:16 NIV
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
the view of the Bible as the inspired word of God: the belief that God, through the Holy Spirit, intervened and influenced the words, message, and collation of the Bible
the view that the Bible is also infallible, and incapable of error in matters of faith and practice, but not necessarily in historic or scientific matters
the view that the Bible represents the inerrant word of God, without error in any aspect, spoken by God and written down in its perfect form by humans
John 6:67–68 NIV
67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
2 Timothy 4:13 NIV
13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.
John 5:39–40 NIV
39 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
Dogmatic people study scripture to not submit to it’s authority but rather have the authority themselves. They’re self-righteously empowered by it.
It’s light for our darkness.
Psalm 119:103–105 NIV
103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104 I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path. 105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
The Psalmist felt that as he walked the road of life, the word of God made his steps clear. He would not know where to step without the guidance of God’s word.
The word leads and guides.
Joshua 1:7–8 NIV
7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
God’s Word so lived is a guarantee of Christian success. Not that it promises a life without problems, but it does insure a life able to deal with anything, because it takes full advantage of God’s presence and promises.
In 1929, Jimmy Doolittle became the first pilot to take off, fly and land an airplane using instruments alone, without a view outside the cockpit.
altimeter (feet) The altimeter shows the aircraft's altitude above sea-level
airspeed indicator (knots) The airspeed indicator shows the aircraft's speed relative to the surrounding air
turn and bank indicator (turn direction and coordination) With a well balanced turn, passengers may not even realize the aircraft is turning unless they are viewing objects outside the aircraft.
vertical speed indicator (feet per minute) displays that information to the pilot as a rate of climb or descent in feet per minute, meters per second or knots.
artificial horizon (attitude indication) shows the aircraft's relation to the horizon. From this the pilot can tell whether the wings are level (roll) and if the aircraft nose is pointing above or below the horizon (pitch).
directional gyro / heading indicator (degrees) is a flight instrument used in an aircraft to inform the pilot of the aircraft's heading.
Spatial disorientation, spatial unawareness, or "Spatial-D" is the inability to determine one's position, location, and motion relative to their environment
If the pilot is not proficient in the use of gyroscopic flight instruments, these errors will build up to a point that control of the aircraft is lost, usually in a steep, diving turn known as a graveyard spiral. During the entire time, leading up to and well into the maneuver, the pilot remains unaware that he is turning, believing that he is maintaining straight flight. One of the most famous mishaps in aviation history involving the graveyard spiral is the crash involving John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1999.[5]
In aviation, a graveyard spiral is a dangerous spiral dive entered into accidentally by a pilot who is not trained or not proficient in instrument flight when flying in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC).[1] Other names for this phenomenon include "suicide spiral", "deadly spiral", "death spiral" and "vicious spiral".[2]
The graveyard spiral consists of both physiological and physical components. Mechanical failure is often a result, but generally not a causal factor, as it is the pilot’s sense of equilibrium which leads to the spiral dive. Flying by "the seat of the pants", and failing to recognize and/or respond to instrument readings, is the most common source of controlled flight into terrain, where an airplane controlled by a pilot hits the ground.[3]
Anyone in an aircraft that is making a coordinated turn, no matter how steep, will have little or no sensation of being tilted in the air unless the horizon is visible. Similarly, it is possible to gradually climb or descend without a noticeable change in pressure against the seat. In some aircraft, it is possible to execute a loop without pulling negative G so that, without visual reference, the pilot could be upside down without being aware of it.[
Is your life upside down? relationships, finances, etc...
A controlled flight into terrain (CFIT, usually pronounced cee-fit) is an accident in which an airworthy aircraft, under pilot control, is unintentionally flown into the ground, a mountain, a body of water or an obstacle.
Proverbs 3:5–6 NIV
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
It brings order.
When Adam and Eve sinned they died spiritually. They were still physically alive but spiritually dead. They lived lead by their soul not by God ordained spirit. ( Freedom alignment.)
James 1:21 ESV
21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
The soul is one God’s most beautiful creations. It enables us to experience relationships and the beauty of our surroundings. Were made in the image of God with the capacity to think, reason, and express emotions.
Our soul is made up of three parts: The mind, which thinks and reasons.The will, which makes choices.The emotions, which we believe, feel, remember.
Hebrews 4:12 NIV
12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
God’s Word diagnoses the condition of man with a surgeon’s precision. It lays open our heart and discerns our spiritual health.
God’s Word reaches us with surprising precision, and the Holy Spirit empowers the ministry of the Word to work deeply in our hearts.
Even to the division of soul and spirit: The writer to the Hebrews makes a distinction between soul and spirit, indicating that a division can be made between them.
Hebrews 4:13 NIV
13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Trachelizo- Trakh-ay-lid’-zo- to seize by the thgroat or neck, i.e. to expose or make bare the throat, as in slaughtering animals.
He doesn't want to kill you, he wants to kill what’s killing you.
Hebrews 5:13–14 NIV
13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
Psalm 119:130 NIV
130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
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