Beginners Guide to Wielding the Bible | A Dangerous Book: The Holy Bible Week 2 | Pastor Chad Fagundes

July 3, 2022   /   Koinonia Church

Beginners Guide to Wielding the Bible

A Dangerous Book: The Holy Bible

Pastor Chad Fagundes


Beginners Guide to Wielding the Bible


Hebrews 4:12 (ESV) “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

Our Approach: Engaged both and .

Practicing intellect without spiritual connection you’ll find and

Spiritual practice without intellectual pursuit you’ll find and

“Practicing the Word without the Spirit, you’ll dry up. Having the Spirit without the word you’ll blow up. But when both are working together you will grow up.” -Jack Louman


Our Strategy:

  1. Pursue Christian &

2 Timothy 4:3 (ESV) “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions.”


Isaiah 55:8-12 (ESV) 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. 12 “For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 


Doctrine of Justification: Grace or Works?


Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV) 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.


James 2:14 (ESV) “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?”

How to Start:


-KSM ($30 a month) 18 month commitment


-TheosU: ($20 a month)


-The Bible Project:


-Purple Book: $5 (Guest Services)


-RightNow Media:

Our Strategy:


  1. is King

How to find context?

A. Read , , and .

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

“Judge not, that you be not judged.” Matthew 7:1

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20

B. Keep the of the Bible in mind

Ask yourself: How does this passage compare to the larger narrative?

C. Consider the .

Our Strategy:


  1. Aligning our lives with the .

If you love me, you will keep my commandments. -John 14:15


What in your life is out of alignment with scripture? Have you repented for it? If not, why?

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