God’s Word Cites Outside Sources (May 21, 2023)
Unit Theme: How to Study the Bible
May 21, 2023 (Lesson 12)
GOD’S WORD CITES OUTSIDE SOURCES
1. Israel’s Narrative Reinforced With History (Joshua 10:6-14; 2 Samuel 1:17-27)
2. Paul Engages Cultural Views of God (Acts 17:16-34)
3. Scripture Cites Extra-Biblical Sources (Titus 1:7-14; Jude 11-16)
Central Truth: Elements of truth from outside sources are found in the Bible to undergird Scripture and assist in engaging culture.
Focus: Acknowledge and appreciate the fact that extra-Biblical sources lend support to Scriptural truth.
Evangelism Emphasis: Christians can use extra-Biblical sources to engage in dialogue with the world to proclaim the Gospel.
Golden Text: “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring” (Acts 17:28).