Tuesday, April 17, 2007

From Monday Night Small Group

Let me just encourage parents that are reading this blog to consider using a catechism to train up your children. For others, let me encourage to use it to help train your minds as well. I was asked by two young men to teach them using the Baptist Catechism and this is what we are using on Monday nights for our small group meetings. I was especially touched this past week during studying through this question...I hope that it will be special to you as well!

(On a side note...I am meeting with some guys already for a small group on Monday night...others are invited...and if we have an overwhelming response of others that would like to come on in...then we will form some other groups meeting at other times!)

Question 4: What is the Word of God?

Answer: The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, being given by divine inspiration, are the Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

Scripture: 2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; Isaiah 8:20; Matthew 5:17- 18; 1 Corinthians 2:13; Psalm 19:7-8.

Comment: "Scriptures" is a special word for the "writings" of the OT and NT. Perhaps you will want to explain that the OT deals with God's word that came before Jesus was born; and the NT is the word of God that came after Jesus was born. "Infallible" means it will never lead us astray in what it teaches. It is true and does not err. It can be trusted. "Faith" refers to right thinking and feeling; and "practice" refers to right doing. We measure our thoughts and emotions and actions by the rule of the Bible. "Inspiration" means that it is God-breathed: by his Spirit he guided his spokesmen to speak his word in their language.


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