Counter Culture - The Foundation: The Authority of the Word of God

1 - Inspired: God-breathed (2 Peter 1:20, 2 Timothy 3:16)

2 - Reliable: stood the test of time (Isaiah 40:8)

3 - Sufficient: what we need (Deuteronomy 8:3, 2 Timothy 3:14-17)

4 - Truth: the standard of truth (John 17:17)

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Because I Said So - Harvest Oakville Sermon Series, Robbie Symons
“Because I Said So” is a foundational series designed to equip and encourage the believer in the all-important subject of the authority of God and His Word. Today our culture is putting tremendous pressure on all people to conform to its secular persuasion. Authority on all levels is being challenged and compromised, and no authority is under more attack right now than the Word of God. 

Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem
How do we know the Bible is God’s Word? What is sin and where did it come from? How is Jesus fully God and fully man? What are spiritual gifts? When and how will Christ return? If you’ve asked questions like these, then "systematic theology" is no abstract term. It’s an approach to finding answers every Christian needs to know. Bible Doctrine takes a highly commended upper-level textbook on systematic theology and makes it accessible to the average reader.

Counter Culture by David Platt
Ask a group of Christians what they think about poverty, sex trafficking, or the orphan crisis, and you'll probably get a pretty quick response. But ask that same group about gay marriage or abortion, and you'll most likely be faced with a lot of nervous hesitancy or fuzzy answers. In this day when social issues are creating clear dividing lines in society, moral and political neutrality is not an option for those who believe the gospel. It's simply not enough to focus on only those issues that are most comfortable--and least costly--to us. Join David Platt as he invites us to fix our gaze on the holiness, goodness, love, truth, justice, authority, and mercy of God revealed in the gospel and to live with conviction, courage, and compassion in the midst of a culture that is drifting further from the truth every day.