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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

Basics 1: Foundation for Life (2005)

Basics 1: Foundation for Life (2005)

July 2005 - October 2005

Our twenty-first century world is populated by a vast mix of religions and philosophies each claiming truth and that they can provide you with meaning and happiness. In contrast we have the claim of biblical Christianity that there is only one Truth, only one reality and only one God who exists and has spoken to us. By speaking to us God has informed us of the nature of reality and that happiness, purpose and meaning in life can only be realized when we orient our thinking and our lives to this Truth. Jesus said, “You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free.” (John 8:32). He did not leave us to guess the meaning of Truth. Jesus specified the meaning of his statement twice, He said “I am the Truth” (John 14:6) and further stated that this reality was communicated and articulated in the Bible, God’s Word, “Thy Word is Truth” (John 17:7).

The claim of Biblical Christianity is that only by making the Truth of the Bible the foundation for your life can you have happiness, meaning, purpose and fulfill God’s plan for your life—"I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10).

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Sun, Jul 24, 2005
Duration: 54 mins 32 secs
Sun, Aug 07, 2005
Duration: 55 mins 16 secs
Sun, Aug 14, 2005
Duration: 54 mins 40 secs
Sun, Aug 21, 2005
Duration: 44 mins 29 secs
Sun, Aug 28, 2005
Duration: 57 mins 8 secs
Sun, Sep 04, 2005
Duration: 43 mins 23 secs
Sun, Sep 11, 2005
Duration: 48 mins 9 secs
Sun, Sep 18, 2005
Duration: 57 mins 17 secs
Sun, Oct 02, 2005
Duration: 59 mins 19 secs