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When Others Say "No Way!" | Randy Frazee

2 Corinthians 4:1-7; Judges 7

We do not deserve to be a part of such a ministry as this. (2 Corinthians 4:1)

“Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.” (2 Corinthians 4:1)

We are frail jars of clay that God deposits his presence into. (2 Corinthians 4:7)

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay...” (2 Corinthians 4:7a)

When powerful things happen in our lives, or through our lives, others shake their head and say – “there’s no way.”

“to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” (2 Corinthians 4:7b)

When the Midianites thought of the Israelite’s that they bullied for seven years they said, “No Way” but the Israelites said, “Yahweh”

He returned to the camp of Israel, and said, “Arise, for the LORD has delivered the camp of Midian into your hand.” 16 Then he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet into every man’s hand, with empty pitchers, and torches inside the pitchers. 17 And he said to them, “Look at me and do likewise; watch, and when I come to the edge of the camp you shall do as I do: 18 When I blow the trumpet, I and all who are with me, then you also blow the trumpets on every side of the whole camp, and say, ‘The sword of the Yahweh and of Gideon!’ ” (Judges 7:15-18)

Bible Study | BELIEVE | Randy Frazee

Key Idea: I study the Bible to know God, and his truth and to find direction for my daily life

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. (pg. 212, Joshua 1:8)

How to Study the Bible:

Observation – What do I see?

Interpretation – What does it mean?

Application – So what?

They Received the Word

10 The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, [a]and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness… (Acts 17:10-11a NASV)

They are more precious than gold,

than much pure gold;

they are sweeter than honey,

than honey from the honeycomb. (Pg. 215, Psalm 19:10)

…“Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth. (Ezekiel 3:3)

They Researched the Word

…examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. (Acts 17:11b NASB)

They Responded to the Word

12 Therefore many of them believed, along with a number of prominent Greek women and men. (Acts 17:12 NASB)

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The Bible | BELIEVE | Rob Wegner

What is it that distinguished Israel from all those other peoples who no longer exist? Israel had The Book.

“Time and again we have given practical proof of our reverence for our own scriptures. It is an instinct with every Jew, from the day of their birth to regard them as the decrees of God, to abide by them and, if need be, cheerfully die for them. Time and again the sight has been witnessed of prisoners enduring torture and death rather than utter a single word against them. What Greek (Gentile) would endure as much for the same cause? Josephus

God’s People are The People of The Book.


Key Verse: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 1 Peter 1:20-21

For the reason, Jesus consistently uses the phrases “Scripture says” and “God says” interchangeably.

For this reason, Jesus held that “Scripture cannot be broken” (Jn 10:35).

For this reason, Jesus taught, “Until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished” (Mt 5:18; cf. Lk 16:17).

For this reason, Jesus based his teachings and stories on hundreds of references to the Old Testament.

For this reason, when people were in error on theological matters, Jesus said it was because they didn’t know Scripture well enough (Mt 22:29).

For this reason, Jesus considered himself the interpretive key to the Scriptures.

He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. Luke 24:25-27

The person and work of Jesus is what unites and interprets the entire Story.

Why Believe?

The Transforming Power of the Scripture.

The Unity of the Bible’s Message.

Archeological Confirmation of Scripture.

The Argument From Prophecy.

The Testimony of Jesus.

Is Jesus Dead? (Why Believe in the Resurrection) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itENbNwfn4E

How did we get the 66 books of the Bible? (Why trust the Canon?) www.thestory.com/godeeper2

Bottomline: All of us choose an authority for our life.

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness so that everyone who belongs to God might be proficient, equipped for every good work. II Timothy 3:16-17

Our dark thoughts are the infernal counterpart to Scripture.

Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Romans 12:2)

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. Hebrews 4:12

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