“Hold Fast Our Confidence!”
Class Objective: To lead students to the understanding
of why we must be steadfast in basic doctrines of Christianity so they
can be confident in beliefs saying “I KNOW that this is what God expects!”
Class Outline: The class will be conducted in simultaneous
adult classes for one quarter. The teachers will use the same outlines
and cover the same material at each session. Additional resources will
be made available to class members in the form of: taped presentations;
reproduced articles from publications; available books for purchase.
1. “How can I study so confidence
This introductory session will provide the principles
for Bible study that will be used throughout this series.
2. “Why is it difficult to be confident
in religious beliefs?”
This session will explain the prevailing attitudes in
our culture that hinder a bold, confident expression of faith.
3. “Confidence In AUTHORITY”
This class explores why an absolute standard is required
in religious matters and explains why the Holy Scriptures are the ONLY
4. “Confidence In GOD”
A discussion of the biblical God showing that God expects
His followers to demonstrate confidence. Class discussion will reveal that
God will punish for violations of His expressed will.
5. “Confidence In MORALITY”
This session discusses topics that are universally recognized
as right or wrong. It sets the procedure for identifying some things “right”
and other things “wrong.”
6. “Confidence In SALVATION”
These sessions will reveal why one must obey God’s expressed
commands or be lost. Specific areas to address: There are some religious
believers who are lost -- sincerity IS NOT sufficient; Baptism must be
FOR the forgiveness of sins; Grace has always been the means of God’s salvation;
the Holy Spirit DOES NOT DIRECTLY lead man.
7. “Confidence In WORSHIP”
These lessons will focus on specifics that are questioned
in our worship to God. Such will include: the assault on worship; special
music (choirs; solos); mechanical, instrumental music in worship; lifting
up hands; hand clapping; female leaders in worship; the Lord’s Supper (the
day of observance; alcoholic grape juice); drama; etc.
8. “Culture’s Challenge To Biblical
9. "The Tragedy Of The Cultural
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