Where is the good way?

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Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. 

Psalm 25:4-5

Have you ever attempted to give someone driving directions?  Especially someone who is “directionally challenged”?  GPS technology has come a long way, but so many people rely completely on these things.

In this podcast we are going to see how to find the right path:

  • We need to get back to the Old Paths                 (Jeremiah 6:16)
    • Inerrancy of the Bible
    • Infinite sufficiency of Christ’s Work
    • Empowerment of the Spirit
    • Importance of the local church

In order to find the good way, we must learn the Lord’s paths and return to them.  What are the old Paths?

  • Inerrancy of the Bible
    • There have never been any proven errors found in the King James Bible since it’s printing in 1611.
    • The statistical probability that the Bible would be able to forecast future events with such accuracy and detail is mathematically improbable.
    • The chance that 48 prophecies of one man being fulfilled (as is the case with the first coming of the Lord Jesus Christ) would be 1 out of 10 with 157 zeros after it.
      • The Bible is Pure
        • Psalm 12:6-7
        • Psalm 119:140
      • The Bible is Profitable
        • 2 Timothy 3:16-17
      • The Bible is Powerful
        • Hebrews 4:12
  • Infinite sufficiency of Christ’s work
    • All of Scripture points to Jesus and his sufficient work
      • John 5:39
    • Our redemption is achieved through Jesus
      • Ephesians 1:7
      • Colossians 1:12-14, 20-22
    • Our sufficiency is of God
      • 2 Corinthians 3:5
        • Not ourselves
          • Philippians 3:3
          • Ephesians 2:8-9
    • Jesus is the Author and Finisher of our Faith
      • Hebrews 12:1-2
  • Empowerment of the Spirit
    • The Spirit comforts us
      • John 14:16-17
    • The Spirit will reassure us
      • Acts 11:12
        • the Spirit reassured Peter that it was okay to visit a Gentile in his house (Cornelius)
      • Romans 8:16
        • The Spirit will reassure us that we are the children of God by faith in Jesus
    • The Spirit teaches truth
      • John 16:13
      • 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
  • The Importance of the Local Church
    • The only way to make sense of commands such as, love one another or forgive one another is if there are others to love or forgive.
      • Ephesians 2:19-22
    • The local church is needful for the following things:
      • To get us rooted and grounded in love and the truth
        • Ephesians 3:17-19
        • Ephesians 4:14-16
      • To help us to grow as believers
        • 1 Peter 2:2
        • 2 Peter 3:18
      • To have a place to hear preaching
        • 2 Timothy 4:2
          • We need to be:
            • Reproved: Convinced of our faults
            • Rebuked: Receive correction for those faults
            • Exhorted: Receive encouragement that we can get those faults fixed
            • Learn Doctrine: So that we can know what the truth is
              • 2 Timothy 3:16
      • To reach the lost
        • We are commanded to preach the Gospel
          • Mark 16:15
        • We are called to be Ambassadors for Christ
          • 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

 

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

Jeremiah 6:16

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