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Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) Sunday School, February 22, 2015 – Scott Hayne: God Desires Your Nearness (Heb. 10:19-25)

“19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

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Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) – Tim Conway: What Kind Of Savior Is Jesus?

From I’ll Be Honest: In this “Ask Pastor Tim,” Tim responds to the following question that was sent in: “Why does God make it so hard for his people to make it into his kingdom? He throws most of his OWN people into the lake of fire forever to be tormented with no hope of getting out. I understand he gives us a way out. But I also understand it’s extremely difficult and not many will actually be able to do it. What kind of savior is Jesus anyways?”

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Donald McLeod: Theology

“God is not simply a great sight, the object of speculative curiosity. The revelation of His glory and the whole theological process which legitimately follows from it is holy ground. We cannot stand as superiors over God or His Word. We may not coldly and detachedly analyse and collate the great self-revealing deeds and p 130 utterances of Jehovah. We may not theologise without emotion and commitment. The doctrine must thrill and exhilarate. It must humble and cast down.… Theology has lost its way, and, indeed its very soul, if it cannot say with John, “I fell at his feet as dead” (Rev. 1:17).” – quoted in Reymond, R. L. (1998). A new systematic theology of the Christian faith (pp. 128–130). Nashville: T. Nelson.

Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) January 24, 2015 – Tim Conway: Men’s Systematic Theology Study #9 (Biblical Paradoxes And Contradictions?)

Using Robert Reymond’s “A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith” as the supplementary textbook after the primary text, the Holy Scriptures.  Please check the GCC Livestream channel for streaming availability of future classes.

Today’s class: Chapter Four – Paradox as a Hermeneutical Category (Part 2).

“Christians believe that their God is rational, that is, that he is logical. This means that he thinks and speaks in a way that indicates that the laws of logic—the law of identity (A is A), the law of noncontradiction (A is not non-A), and the law of excluded middle (A is either A or non-A)—are laws of thought original with and intrinsic to himself. This means that his knowledge is self-consistent. And because he is a God of truth he will not, indeed, he cannot lie (see Tit. 1:2; Heb. 6:18). Accordingly, just because God is rational, self-consistent, and always and necessarily truthful, we should assume that his inscripturated propositional revelation to us—the Holy Scripture—is of necessity also rational, self-consistent, and true. That this view of Holy Scripture is a common Christian conviction is borne out, I would suggest, in the consentient willingness by Christians everywhere to affirm that there are no contradictions in Scripture. The church worldwide has properly seen that the rational character of the one living and true God would of necessity have to be reflected in any propositional self-revelation which he determined to give to human beings, and accordingly has confessed the entire truthfulness (inerrancy) and noncontradictory character of the Word of God. Not to set the goal of quarrying from Scripture a harmonious theology devoid of paradoxes is to sound the death knell not only to systematic theology but also to all theology that would commend itself to men as the truth of the one living and rational God.”

Reymond, R. L. (1998). A new systematic theology of the Christian faith (pp. 109–110). Nashville: T. Nelson.

I’ll Be Honest: John Piper, Paul Washer, Leonard Ravenhill, Tim Conway, Charles Leiter -The Few

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I’ll Be Honest: Paul Washer – False Teachers Such As Joel Osteen Are God’s Judgment Upon People Who Don’t Want God

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Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) – Tim Conway: It Is Difficult For Americans To Enter Heaven (Mark 10:23)

23 And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”

Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) – Tim Conway: Do You Believe In The True Christ?

“To deny a fact about Christ is to deny Christ.”

Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) January 24, 2015 – Tim Conway: Men’s Systematic Theology Study #8 (Are There Paradoxes In The Bible?)

Using Robert Reymond’s “A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith” as the supplementary textbook after the primary text, the Holy Scriptures.  Please check the GCC Livestream channel for streaming availability of future classes.

Today’s class: Chapter Four – Paradox as a Hermeneutical Category.

“Christians believe that their God is rational, that is, that he is logical. This means that he thinks and speaks in a way that indicates that the laws of logic—the law of identity (A is A), the law of noncontradiction (A is not non-A), and the law of excluded middle (A is either A or non-A)—are laws of thought original with and intrinsic to himself. This means that his knowledge is p 110 self-consistent. And because he is a God of truth he will not, indeed, he cannot lie (see Tit. 1:2; Heb. 6:18). Accordingly, just because God is rational, self-consistent, and always and necessarily truthful, we should assume that his inscripturated propositional revelation to us—the Holy Scripture—is of necessity also rational, self-consistent, and true. That this view of Holy Scripture is a common Christian conviction is borne out, I would suggest, in the consentient willingness by Christians everywhere to affirm that there are no contradictions in Scripture. The church worldwide has properly seen that the rational character of the one living and true God would of necessity have to be reflected in any propositional self-revelation which he determined to give to human beings, and accordingly has confessed the entire truthfulness (inerrancy) and noncontradictory character of the Word of God. Not to set the goal of quarrying from Scripture a harmonious theology devoid of paradoxes is to sound the death knell not only to systematic theology but also to all theology that would commend itself to men as the truth of the one living and rational God.”

Reymond, R. L. (1998). A new systematic theology of the Christian faith (pp. 109–110). Nashville: T. Nelson.

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Grace Community Church (Laredo, Texas) – Zeek Coleman: Are You Ready For The Second Coming? (Rev. 1:7)

7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.

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