The Progression from Sound Doctrine to False Teaching

Text: 2 Timothy 4:2-4 What is Sound Doctrine? The word we are to preach, the truth (2 Timothy 4:2-4) The gospel (1 Timothy 1:10-11) The words of Christ (1 Timothy 6:3) and the apostles (2 Timothy 1:13) All of God’s word (Acts 20:26-27), only God’s word (1 Peter 4:11), without changes (Galatians 1:6-7) What is […]

What is Truth?

Text: John 18:37-38 What is truth? It depends on our perspective. Truth can be… Comforting or Uncomfortable The word of God is intended to comfort us (1 Thessalonians 4:18) The truth is uncomfortable for some — convicts us of sin (John 16:8), exposes all of our flaws (Hebrews 4:12-13), calls us to sacrifice (Luke 9:23) […]

Come Out and Be Separate

Text: 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Clear distinctions made between those who are faithful and those who are not Christian & Non-Christian – 1 Peter 3:21; Galatians 3:27 Christ’s Churches & Man’s Churches – Ephesians 1:22-23; Romans 16:16 Sound Church & Unsound Church – Revelation 3:1; 2:5 Truth Teacher & False Teacher – 1 John 4:1,6 Faithful […]

If _____, How Say Some Among You That _____?

[Sermon delivered by Ross Conley] Text: 1 Corinthians 15:12 Resurrection – If Christ rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection? Old Law – If the Old Law has been done away, how say some among you that we are to keep the law? (Colossians 2:14) Second Coming – […]

Contend Earnestly for the Faith

Text: Jude 3 Our Common Salvation – the originally intended topic; important, but there was a reason to discuss something else Contend Earnestly – do battle, struggle, do so with seriousness The Faith was Once Delivered – the word of God was revealed from heaven, one time for all time Why it is Necessary to […]

Doctrinal Purity

Text: 1 Timothy 4:16 Doctrine = teaching; Purity = unchanged/uncorrupted Does it matter what we believe? – 2 Thessalonians 2:10,12 NT examples of doctrinal impurity – 2 John 7-11; 1 Corinthians 15 Erroneous views can potentially lead to sin What if it doesn’t lead to sin? – still a matter of faith; do we believe […]

What is Truth?

Text: John 18:36-38 Defining Truth – John 14:6; 17:17 The Unchanging Nature of Truth – 1 Peter 1:25; Psalm 119:160 How Should We Value Truth? – Proverbs 23:23 How Should We Respond to Truth? Accept it & believe it Reject anything contrary to it Accept the truth regardless of the consequences The Standard of Judgment […]