DISCOVERY CLASS. Exploring Church Membership Session 2 “What are Our Guidelines?”. COVENANT ORIGINS. The “Tree Diagram”. COVENANT BEGINNINGS. The Lutheran state church in Sweden was sterile , academic & formal. Important Emphases. Evangelical: sharing the good news
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Exploring Church Membership
“What are Our Guidelines?”
The Lutheran state church in Sweden was sterile, academic & formal
They met in homes for Bible study and mutual encouragement
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3.16
“For the word of God is living 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
The choice: to be shaped by the Word or the world
Unity: The Bible was written by 40 different authors over a period of 1600 years in 3 languages by people from many walks of life (prophet, priest, shepherd. king, government official, doctor, tax collector, religious leader) on 3 continents, yet the Bible is one book that agrees in doctrine, prophecy, comments on Jesus, and its view of life.