Chapter # 1 Paragraph # 5 Study # 13
October 10, 2004
Lincolnton, N.C.

<101> Thesis: To be strengthened in faith, we must understand our place in the program that has a five-fold emphasis upon Yahweh's intention to bring it into being. Introduction: One of the "issues" of a slow crawl through the words of the Bible is the risk of overkill at a point where people are not terribly interested. Even if there was, at one point, a bona fide interest, overkill can kill it. So, our study of Luke's record of the Picture of Jesus the Man of God has some risk in it...the risk being that I will be so committed to getting the details out in front of us that we will all lose interest. However, there is risk on the other side of the issue also...the risk that we will proclaim truth that is not understood and, therefore, disbelieved. The bottom line for our studies is this: I assume the love is present (the book was written to a theophile and is only good for theophiles) and I assume the present faith must be both informed and strengthened. So, this morning we are going to look at the Spirit's focus upon the strength of Yahweh's commitment to bring His declared program to fruition and to seek to understand our individual place in that commitment.