Essential Theology – Lesson 12

One of the main points in Lesson 11 was the Nine Eras of the Bible. In this lesson, Pastor Scott Craig unpacks the Exodus era. This is a lengthy lesson but well worth the attention.

=== The Exodus Era ===
Old Testament Overview
The Master’s Program Pastor
Scott W. Craig

The Exodus Era (contained in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) Tonight: Exodus 1-12

The remaining four books of the Pentateuch record the Exodus Era (“departure”), which was the mass movement of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt, where they were aliens for 400 years, just as God told Abraham in Genesis 15:12-16.
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Essential Theology – Lesson 11

Having completed the Doctrine of Scriptures, Pastor Scott Craig, in this lesson, starts with the Old Testament Introduction.

If you are like many people you have at one time attempted to know the Bible and your attempt was by simply reading it. You went from Genesis to Revelation but became tangled in a jungle of fantastic stories, unpronounceable names, broken plots, unanswered questions, and endless genealogies. You may have even felt defeated as you came to believe that the Bible is a series of unrelated stories put together in random order.

Setting the (biblical) Record Straight
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Essential Theology – Lesson 10

Continuing with the Doctrine of Scriptures, Pastor Scott Craig illuminates more on the Canonization of the Bible.

» How do we KNOW the Bible we have today IS the same as the scriptures of origin? = The Masoretes (traditionalists) between A.D. 600 and 950 added accents and vowel points and standardized the Hebrew text. They also devised complicated safeguards for the making of copies: They checked each copy carefully by counting the middle letter of pages, books, and sections.
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Essential Theology – Lesson 09

Christians often express concerns of trepidation, anxiety, and confusion about the Bible. Through our next few meetings, all that should go away.

Continuing with the Doctrine of Scriptures, Pastor Scott Craig delves into the Canonization of the Bible.

We begin with a discussion on intimacy with God through Jesus.

» The Bible was assembled based upon the process of canonization. A canon was a measuring stick approximately six feet in length that was used by the Jewish people. If an ancient writing ‘measured up’ to a certain standard it was ‘canon’ or ‘canonical’.
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Essential Theology – Lesson 08

Now that the Doctrine of God is completed, Lessons 1 through 7, Pastor Scott Craig enters into the Doctrine of the Scriptures.

Christians often express concerns of trepidation, anxiety, and confusion about the Bible. Through our next few meetings, all that should go away.
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Essential Theology – Lesson 07

Continuing our study of The Doctrine of God, Pastor Scott Craig expounds on the next Moral Attribute of God; being

D. THE LOVE OF GOD.

Everyone knows John 3:16 “For God so loved the world….”

God’s Love encompasses so much more. The oft heard phrase “If God is so loving, why does He allow [insert what ever here]?”

What is often missed is God has a love for humanity, Romans 5:8, and a special love for believers, John 16:27.

Essential Theology – Lesson 06

Pastor Scott Craig, Landmark Community Church Rapid City, speaks on the attribute of God’s Mercy and Loving Kindness.

III. THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD – Moral Attributes [continued]
C. God’s Mercy and Loving-Kindness {One dictionary renders chesed as “unfailing love, loyal love, devotion, kindness, often based on a prior relationship, especially a covenant…}
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Essential Theology – Lesson 05

In this session, The Holiness of God is discussed with great joy. Which spilled over into The Righteousness and Justice of God.

The sought answer to the question oft asked by Atheists and other non-Christians; “How can a good god allow so much [suffering or any other difficult circumstance] in the world?” exemplifies their awareness of godly justice.

Part V
The Doctrine of God

III. THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
2. The Moral Attributes
A. THE HOLINESS OF GOD
B. THE RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE OF GOD
[are Revealed]
– In punishing the wicked
– In rewarding the remorseful
– In keeping His Word and Promise to His Children
– In Vindicating His People from Their Enemies
– In the Rewarding of the Righteous

Essential Theology – Lesson 04

Beginning with a review of Lesson 3, Pastor Scott Craig of Landmark Community Church Rapid City, presents the Natural Attributes of God. This is a rich and engaging lesson. Additional Links: https://www.rzim.org/read/rzim-global/stephen-hawking-and-god

Essential Theology – Lesson 03


God can be known by His attributes. In this lesson, Pastor Scott Craig of Landmark Community Church Rapid City, identifies some of the characteristics of God.

Review from Lesson 02:

Doctrine of God
1) The Existence of God (vs Atheism)
a) Assumed by the Scriptures
b) Universal Belief in the Existence of God

Humankind everywhere has a belief in the supreme being(s) to whom they are morally responsible The one they must make up to for all the bad they have committed. It is an inate sense thoughout all humanity.
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Essential Theology – Lesson 02


Part two of the Essential Theology Series led by Pastor Scott Craig, Landmark Community Church, Rapid City, SD

Members of the Argument for God “Bundle”

-A Universal Belief in the Existence of God
Humankind everywhere has a belief in the supreme being(s) to whom they are morally responsible The one they must make up to for all the bad they have committed. It is an inate sense thoughout all humanity. Keep Reading

Essential Theology – Lesson 01


Pastor Scott Craig explains what a theologian is and why how it applies to of us.

Theology is the study of God. [Greek theologia (θεολογία) which derived from Τheos (Θεός), meaning “God”, and -logia (-λογία),meaning “utterances, sayings, or oracles” (a word related to logos [λόγος], meaning “word, discourse, account, or reasoning”) ]

Doctrine is the outcome of theology. After you have studied something about God, you arive at a conclusion about God and His ways, His character, and such, and that conclusion is called a doctrine. Keep Reading