Veritas

A variety of viewpoints are presented from our religious, political, and economic spectrums, but only the absolute truth of the gospel of Christ has the message that ultimately answers the most pressing questions and serious concerns of the human soul. The book is concerned with encouraging and helping church leaders bring spiritual renewal to their people through the biblical gospel.

What is the Gospel? Part 5

Since the Scriptures are the foundation of gospel understanding and witness, it is imperative that the truths contained in the Bible are properly discerned and interpreted. Through the reading and study of the written Word, we come to know the living Word, Jesus Christ. Blaise Pascal noted: "Without the Scripture, which has only Jesus Christ as its object, we know nothing, and see only darkness and confusion in the nature of God and in nature herself." The Old and New Testaments contain rich and valuable historical and theological truths which point us to a proper understanding of the gospel and the Holy Spirit's inworking and outworking in our lives which leads to spiritual renewal and growth. 

It is imperative that one must realize and incorporate a sufficient understanding of the Scriptures so that the gospel may take effect and become rooted in one's heart and soul. John Frame says that "God's word is his powerful, authoritative self-expression." The objective reality is that the Bible contains the very Word of God. Donald Bloesch writes: "When we say that the Bible is the Word of God we mean two things: that all the words are selected by the Spirit of God through his guidance of the human authors; and that the truth of God is enshrined in and mediated through these words. The Bible is the Word of God in all that it teaches, though this teaching is not immediately self-evident but must be unveiled by the Spirit."

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Scripture Readings for Sunday, January 28

First Lesson Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Psalm Psalm 111
Second Lesson 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
The Holy Gospel Mark 1:21-28
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Upcoming Events

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Jan
All Saints Episcopal Church
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Lakeland
Date: 24 January 2018
Wednesday Morning Bible Study with Fr. Reid

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Jan
Lakeland
Date: 24 January 2018
OSL Healing Service

24
Jan
Date: 24 January 2018
Kid's Club and God Squad are on regular schedule this week. We meet at 6:00 p.m. on the children's floor for

24
Jan
Date: 24 January 2018
6:00 p.m. Youth Group (Separate MS/HD small groups) on the Youth Floor and 7:00 p.m. Youth Ensemble

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Jan
Lakeland
Date: 24 January 2018
Wednesday Evening Eucharist

24
Jan
Date: 24 January 2018
John Classroom

24
Jan
Date: 24 January 2018
Moses Hall

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Jan
Date: 24 January 2018
Conference Room

24
Jan
Date: 24 January 2018
The Reason for God, Belief in an Age of Skepticism Textbook: The Reason for God - Belief in an Age of Skepticism, by Timothy Keller Phil Mays January 10: One True Religion!/ God

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Jan
Date: 25 January 2018
Kathy Hulin Ravi Zacharia's book The Grand Weaver: How God Shapes Us Through the Events of Our Lives. Participants will read a chapter per week to engage in discussion. Scripture studies will be

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