The church. Jesus' teachings. End times. The fall from grace. The law. Idolatry. Sometimes when it is time to open our Bibles, there are just so many lessons and books and stories to choose from we can become lost. Isn't there any way to put it all together?
Happily, the apostle Paul tells us there is. "14 By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you..." (2 Tim. 1:14). Paul compares the sum of all these teachings about Jesus to a singular seed planted in the ground, one that he hopes will flourish into a mighty oak in our lives.
We call these teachings 'doctrine', which literally means...'teaching'. Or, as Paul put the verse before, "Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me..." (2 Tim. 1:13). There is a pattern of teaching in our Bibles that taken together forms a single seed, one we hope will sink roots deep in our hearts. Over these next 10 weeks, we will focus on the major ones. Will you join us as we put the big picture together?