The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (Actually, It Does)

Today we’ll look at a few troubling and disturbing passages in scripture, asking ourselves: “Why is this in the bible?” and “What am I supposed to do with passages like this?”

2 Kings 2:23-24

Two things we must do:



Judges 11:30-40

Don’t think for a second that ______________________________________________________!

Judges 19:1-30

These passages show ____________________________________________________________.

The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (God’s Nature)

“You got what you deserve.”

“You had that coming .”

“What goes around comes around.”

Proverbs 1:31

Exodus 34:6-7

Deuteronomy 7:9

Forgiveness means _____________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________.

Forgiveness is ______________________________________________.

Psalm 103:8-12

What is it you need forgiveness for?

Forgiveness is ______________________________________________.

Matthew 6:14-15

Ephesians 4:32

Matthew 18:21-22

Who do you need to extend forgiveness to?

The Bible Doesn’t Say That (God’s Will part 2)

“When God closes a door He always opens a window.”

How do I know/discover what the Lord’s will is for my life?

_________________________________________________________  Acts 16:6-10

_________________________________________________________  1 Peter 4:10

_________________________________________________________  Romans 12:11

_________________________________________________________  Proverbs 4:23

_________________________________________________________  Psalm 119:105

God’s will doesn’t bend to our desires; we bend our desires to God’s will.  But…

Psalm 37:4-5

When we bend our desires to God’s will, He will give us _____________ __________________________________________________________________________.

The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (God’s Will Part I)

“Everything happens for a reason.”

Ephesians 5:8-17  

How do I know/discover what the Lord’s will is for my life?

_____________________________________________________  Luke 10:38-42

_____________________________________________________  Galatians 2:20

_____________________________________________________  2 Timothy 3:16-17

_____________________________________________________  John 10:27

_____________________________________________________  Proverbs 11:14

___________________________________ doesn’t bend to  ___________________________________; we bend ________________________________to _________________________________.

The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (God’s Wisdom)

“God will never give you more than you can handle.”

1 Corinthians 10:13   Psalm 34:18

Our God is _____________________________.

“And this, too, shall pass.”

Psalm 119:90

Our God is _____________________________.

“Good things come to those who wait.”

Lamentations 3:25

Our God is _____________________________.

Remember: Our God is also ________________________________

1 Corinthians 1:25         James 3:17             Isaiah 55:8-9       James 1:5-8

The issue isn’t whether or not  _________________________________ trust God’s wisdom; the issue is whether or not __________________________________.

What’s one area of your life where you need to trust God’s wisdom more deeply?

The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (God’s Kingdom)

“Let your conscience be your guide.”

“To your own self be true.”

“God helps those who help themselves.”

We often believe our ____________________________ is (or should be) _________________.

Matthew 6:24-33

Our top priority should be ______________________________________________________.

How can we do that?

Pray for God’s rule to be fully realized:

in ___________________________________________

in ___________________________________________,

and in __________________________________________.

Commit yourself to our six areas of BELONGMENT (belonging + commitment) which are: WORSHIP and CONNECTION, SERVING and GENEROSITY, INVITATIONS and CONVERSATIONS.

The Bible Doesn’t Say That! (Christmas Edition)

intro Video Link:  Retooning the Nativity

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2 Peter 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen

Like the angels, shepherds and magi we should ______________________ _____________________________________________________________ just as they did.