Posts from February 2022

Posts from February 2022

God Doesn’t Need Us

Section 3: Humanity Week 1: God Created Us for His Glory Day 1: God Doesn’t Need Us Acts 17:22-28 In the section on God’s greatness, we explained God doesn’t need anything. That includes us. At first, that might sound strange. We know, of course, God doesn’t need us to do things. He’s smarter and stronger than we are. So there’s not much we can add in that regard. But doesn’t God need us in the sense that he needs someone…

We Need to Be Content with What God Has Revealed

Section 2: The Bible Week 4: The Bible Is Sufficient Day 5: We Nee to Be Content with What God Has Revealed Deut. 29:29 When I was a kid, Christmas morning was just about the greatest thing. Getting to open all those presents…it was awesome. Sure there was the occasional sweater or pair of underwear. But for the most part I got toys. As soon as I could, I would rip them out of the box and start playing with…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E4

Kingdom Values and The Sufficiency of Scripture Why do the values of honesty and integrity matter to the Christian? Does the Bible really contain everything we need to find salvation? In this episode, David and Phil discuss Matthew 5:31-37 and the Kingdom values of honesty and integrity.  Then, they wrap up the discussion on the topic of the Bible by talking about how Scripture is sufficient for all we need to have a personal relationship with God.   Got a…

The Bible Is Sufficient for Obeying God

Section 2: The Bible Week 4: The Bible Is Sufficient Day 4: The Bible Is Sufficient for Obeying God Ps. 119:1, 44-45, 165 If you are reading this book, you’re obviously a wise person. No doubt you are growing by leaps and bounds as you work through the daily readings. But what about the poor saps who don’t have access to this awesome book. They’re hopelessly lost, right?   Of course not. Hopefully, you are finding the daily readings helpful, but…

Book Review | Caring Enough To Confront

Caring Enough to Confront by David Augsburger (Regel Publishing, 2009) is a wonderful book on an often neglected aspect of honest communication. Originally published in 1973, this book has withstood the passing of time and has sold over half a million copies. I am self-admittedly very bad at handling conflict. To use Augsburger’s labeling of conflict management styles, my natural reaction is usually the “No Way—Avoid” strategy. That is why I found this book so useful. The book helped me…

The Bible Is Sufficient for Trusting God

Section 2: The Bible Week 4: The Bible Is Sufficient Day 3: The Bible Is Sufficient for Trusting God Col. 2:6-8 The Relationship between Trust and Knowledge The relationship between trust and knowledge is a funny thing. We need a certain amount of knowledge to build trust in someone or something. But it’s usually a lack of knowledge that forces us to put that trust into practice. I’ve always liked the show Bones because of the dynamic between the two…

The Bible Is Sufficient for Salvation

Section 2: The Bible Week 4: The Bible Is Sufficient Day 2: The Bible Is Sufficient for Salvation James 1:16-18, 1 Pet. 1:22-23 Years ago, I used to drive a 1988 Ford Tempo. Jeni called it “the Death Car.” It was old and had some quirks that made it…interesting to drive. The Death Car wasn’t really this bad, but imagine it had an electrical “quirk.” To turn on the headlights, you first need to adjust the driver’s side mirror all…

The Difference Between Necessity and Sufficiency

Section 2: The Bible Week 4: The Bible Is Sufficient Day 1: The Difference Between Necessity and Sufficiency 2 Tim. 3:14-17 We’ve seen why the Bible is necessary. The question we launch into this week is whether it is also sufficient. What’s the difference? Think about what you need to keep yourself alive. Water is necessary, but it’s not sufficient. I don’t know about you, but I also need a steady diet of coffee, chocolate, and potato chips (or some…

Even Without the Bible, People Have Some Knowledge of God

Section 2: The Bible Week 3: The Bible Is Necessary Day 5: Even without the Bible, People Have Some Knowledge of God Rom 1:18-20 We’ve spent the week talking about the various ways in which the Bible is necessary. We’re going to close out the week, though, by discussing something we don’t need the Bible for. The Bible isn’t necessary to know God exists or to gain a basic understanding of right and wrong. General Revelation In Rom. 1:19-20 Paul…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E3

Renewed Hearts and Minds What is the significance of a renewed heart and mind? In this episode, David and Phil discuss Matthew 5:21-30 and the need for heart renewal to live up to Jesus’ call to superior righteousness.  Then, they discuss the necessity of Scripture and the relationship between spiritual growth and a renewed mind.   Got a Question? Have a question about something we discussed? We’d love to hear from you! Click the button below to submit a question,…

We Need the Bible to Make Wise Decisions

Section 2: The Bible Week 3: The Bible Is Necessary Day 4: We Need the Bible to Make Wise Decisions Ps. 119:105-112 All of us look for guidance when we face a tough decision. As Christians, we expect that guidance to come from God. That’s a source of confusion for many of us, though. How exactly does God guide our decisions? Looking for Signs Many Christians believe God guides them through signs. Suppose you’ve been offered a promotion at work.…

We Need the Bible to Grow Spiritually

Section 2: The Bible Week 3: The Bible Is Necessary Day 3: We Need the Bible to Grow Spiritually Rom. 12:1-2, 1 Pet. 2:2 Our minds play a vital role in our spiritual growth because our thoughts influence our actions and our actions shape who we are. That means we can’t change who we are without first changing the way we think. The Need for Renewed Minds That’s what Paul is getting at in Rom. 12:2. “Do not conform any…