Searching the Scriptures

searching-the-scripturesThis is the first volume in our foundational series. This study contains over forty lessons teaching that the Bible is the key to real deliverance, it is not necessarily in prayer or in hands being laid on someone, or even in a time of intense fasting, but by diligent, heartfelt searching of the Scriptures. Secondly, you will learn the great treasures of wisdom and knowledge and most importantly, the revelation of God’s way. Thirdly, you will have a foundation laid in your life of the importance God Himself places on the Word, to the end that we would be established and not be ashamed. Finally, the manual is written to promote in you a hunger and great desire to read, study, memorize, and ultimately understand the Word of God.

Repentance from Dead Works

Prerequisite: Searching the Scriptures. The first step all of us take toward God is repentance, without which we remain lost. All of us were like sheep going astray and turned everyone to our own way (Isaiah) 53:6). When the gospel message came to us, however, we turned and started going in another direction – His direction. Even still, we have need to turn and repent. Repentance is a one-time experience, but it is also a way of life. We should never stop seeing our need to repent. Turning around is never easy when someone has continued a path for so many years. Sometimes it is hard to imagine being able to turn, especially when you consider we were born into sin (Psalms 51:5, Romans 17:14) and that our nature is one of evil not good (Psalms 39:5, Romans 17:5). Such is the ministry of repentance, it turns us from the obvious path we are destined to follow and sets us on a new path, one that leads us to God and to truth. I’m so thankful that God has made such tremendous and incredible provision for us when we fall! This teaching is designed to help us refrain from having a heart hardened through sin so that we can clearly see the way to God. In turning, we will see that we have just begun our journey back to what mankind originally had and what God ultimately desires for us.