The following are sermons:
Biblical Hermeneutics and Church Leadership
Please open your Bible with me to the book of Jude. Find it immediately before the book of Revelation. While you're tunring to that, let me begin with a quotations that just droppe dinto my email box a few days ago. Thomas Lambrecht is a United Methodist minister. That denomination is going through a dramatic problem right now becuase they have differing hermeneutics happening within their church.Read more...
Rightly Dividing the Word, part 2: Opposing the Historical-critical and Embracing the Historical-grammatical Method
What Is and Is Not Bible Study?
We have significantly lost something which we must recover, or else fail in the Heaven-assigned mission we have embarked upon. It is very important that we understand what is and is not actual Bible study.Read more...
Rightly Dividing the Word, part 1: God Will have a People
kirkpatrick-sm2013-handout1.pdf (Introduction and Survey of the History of Biblical Interpretation )
As Seventh-day Adventists, we believe that God has called us. A part of our mission is especially outlined in this statement:
God will have a people upon the earth to maintain the Bible, and the Bible only, as the standard of all doctrines, and the basis of all reforms. The opinions of learned men, the deductions of science, the creeds or decisions of ecclesiastical councils, as numerous and discordant as are the churches which they represent, the voice of the majority--not one or all of these should be regarded as evidence for or against any point of religious faith. Before accepting any doctrine or precept, we should demand a plain 'Thus saith the Lord' in its support (The Great Controversy, p. 595).