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Understand the Bible? Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D.

Aug 5, 2021

Using the current event where the Westboro Baptist Preacher (WBP) publicly called Taylor Swift a whore, the point is driven home: not one particle of boasting can enter in. This boasting is a substitution of the works of the law and/or emotions for the finished work of Jesus Christ. As illustrated on the board, the rope...


Aug 4, 2021

The message begins with recounting the story of a congregant that you were trying help with his own personal issues.  He essentially says that he thinks he is smarter than any of the staff and you.  This message is a warning about intellectual pride. We are to be cautious to not get puffed up in our own knowledge to "be...


Aug 3, 2021

You draw on the board a series of links on a chain, "God's Perfect Jewelry," to illustrate the most important words of Romans 5; glory (boasting), tribulations, tribulation, worketh, patience (twice), experience (twice), hope, not ashamed & the love of God. There is divine rationale behind suffering and God has...


Aug 2, 2021

A look at "justified" in three different texts and the grammar.  In all three cases "justified" is passive.  There are three concepts of how justification comes from each text: 1) by His grace, 2) by Faith and 3) by His blood. VF-1836 Romans 3:24, Romans 5:1, Romans 5:9

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Jul 30, 2021

Pastor teaches on the mercies of God mentioned in Romans 12 giving special attention to the Hebrew word racham, commonly translated tender mercies, of which we are recipients.  God’s tender mercies can take the appearance of many things but the sure bet is that as the One who birthed us into His kingdom, He...