Welcome to Bible Teaching by David, a ministry of Freedom Fellowship in Messiah.
Circa 950 BCE, Solomon, King of Israel, in his compilation of Proverbs stated, “The fear of Yahveh is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” He further stated, “A wise man will hear and increase in learning…” (Prov 1:5a, 7).The purpose of this ministry is to foster in believers the desire for further growth in knowledge and spiritual maturity, and to equip believers for function within the Body (Eph. 4:11-16). This ministry acknowledges all canonized Biblical Scripture as being of divine origin and authority as they were originally given by Yahveh through the Holy Spirit through man, and, thus, cannot be deprived of its inerrancy and binding authority, and is, therefore, relevant for faith and practice (II Sam. 23:2; Isa. 40:8; 55:11; Jer. 1:9; Jn. 10:35b; Acts 28:25; Gal. 1:11, 12; II Tim. 3:16; II Pt. 1:21; Rev. 1:1). In obedience to Yahveh it is our obligation and responsibility to declare the whole counsel (Word) of Yahveh (Acts 4:19; 20:27).
The epistolary manner and exegetical* form of these teachings are for the purpose of explanation, that is, to “give the sense” of Scripture (Neh. 8:8, 12, 13). They are designed for viewing the Holy Scriptures in the context of the Biblical times in which they were written. Familiarity with the past is beneficial for the light it throws upon the present. Scripture interpretation and historical investigation should not be separate from each other. Knowledge of Jewish life and society in the context of the history in which they were written is requisite for understanding much of Scripture.
As you investigate these teachings, it is recommended you look up the referenced Bible verses. Our desire is that you will be blessed, spiritually nourished and your faith be strengthened. Unto Yahveh the Father and Yahshua the Son, by the power of His Spirit we proclaim, “Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen” (Rev. 7:12).
*Exegetical – Explanation or interpretation; a drawing out and laying open the sense or meaning of an author’s writing of Scripture, based on Biblical hermeneutical principles.
- To correctly and straightforwardly teach the Scriptures that they may be clearly understood** (II Chron. 17:9; 18:13; Neh. 8:8, 12, 13; Jer. 23:28, 29; II Tim. 2:15; I. Cor. 2:4; II Pt. 1:20)
- To allow the human author to say what he does say, instead of attributing to him what we think or want him to say (Mt. 13:9; Mark 12:24; Lk. 10:26; Acts 8:30-33; II Pt. 3:15, 16)
- To view the Scriptures in the context of the history in which they were written (Lk. 22:37; Rm. 15:4; I Cor. 9:9-11; 10:11; Heb. 10:7)
- To ascertain what the mind of the Spirit is saying (Rev. 2:29; Ps. 119:130)
**To safeguard us in this work, it is essential that certain rules and methods of Biblical interpretation are followed. (Please see the Hermeneutics page.)
- To cultivate love for the Word and Author of the Word, and His people (Lev. 19:18; Deut. 6:5; Ps. 19:7-11; 119:47, 97, 127, 140, 165; I Jn. 4:11, 12)
- To encourage a holy (sanctified) and pure life (Lev. 20:26; I Thes. 4:7; Jn. 17:17)
- To promote spiritual maturity (Lk. 1:80; 2:40, 52; Heb. 5:12-14; I Pt. 2:2; II Pt. 1:5-8; 3:18)
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