Sunday, July 17, 2011

Jesus Affirms the Old Testament

Here is a detailed list of examples of Jesus affirming the OT:

Those parts of the Old Testament that are most commonly rejected as in error are also those sections of Scripture that Jesus clearly taught. Jesus treated Old Testament narratives as straightforward facts, including:

  • Creation - Mark 10:6, Luke 11:51
  • Adam and Eve - Matt. 19:4-5, Mark 10:6-8
  • Cain and the murder of Abel - Matt. 23:35, Luke 11:51
  • Noah and the flood - Matt. 24:37-39, Luke 17:26-27
  • Abraham - John 8:56
  • Sodom and Gomorrah - Matt. 10:15, 11:23-24, Luke 10:12, John 17:24
  • Lot - Luke 17:28-32
  • Isaac and Jacob - Matt. 8:11, Luke 13:28
  • Manna - John 6:31, 49, 58
  • The wilderness serpent - John 3:14
  • Moses as lawgiver - Matt. 8:4, 19:8, Mark 1:44, 7:10, 10:5, 12:26, Luke 5:14, 20:37, John 5:46, 7:19
  • The popularity of the false prophets - Luke 6:26
  • Jonah - Matt. 12:40

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Additional Resources for "Can We Trust the Bible?"

Studying the reliability of the Bible is complex. Here are some of the resources that I found helpful in preparing the sermon:

Doctrine by Mark Driscoll
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
  • This is a very detailed but readable book written from a former skeptic. Copies are available at Redeemer.
More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell
  • This book deals with many objections to Jesus and Christianity.
Article: Misquoting Jesus by Greg Koukl
  • This article addresses the question of errors, translations, and copies of the Bible.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Redeemer Bible Reading Plan

It's never too late to join us in the 2011 Redeemer Bible Reading Plan. Just click the link to get started today!

There are three bookmarks. Print them off and put them in the appropriate section of your Bible. Read the selection for each day and in one year, you will have read through the majority of the Bible.

Too much? Just print off Bookmark #1 and read it. That will be about 1 chapter a day.