Dangers on the Safe Side (Part 3): Adding Rules

Text: Colossians 2:20-23 This is the third lesson in a series about dangers that exist “on the safe side.” This phrase means “avoiding danger, with a margin for error” (definition). Sometimes this is fine or even wise, but there is a difference between wisdom and safety. Sometimes they overlap, but not always. At times, staying “on the safe side” is […]

Point Out These Things to the Brethren

Text: 1 Timothy 4:6 A preacher’s job is not to find some new thing to present to his audience every time he preaches. He is simply to “preach the word” (2 Timothy 4:2) – informing, challenging, and reminding them; but there will be nothing new (Galatians 1:8-9). The verse of our text reminds us of the […]

Dealing with Matters of Judgment

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 How are brethren to handle differences in matters of personal judgment? Is it Truly a Matter of Judgment? First must determine if the issue under consideration is truly a matter of judgment or if it is a matter of sin instead This determination is made only by an unbiased examination of […]

The Path to Denominationalism

The Desire by Some for Power & Control – 3 John 9-10 Christians Putting their Trust in Men – 1 Corinthians 1:12; 3:4-5; 4:6 Unity on Some Other Standard than God’s Word – John 17:17 Practices/Customs that are Wrongly Bound upon Others – Matthew 15:1-9

Fellowship with One Another

What is Fellowship? – partnership, participation; working together in spiritual matters The Basis for Fellowship – 1 John 1:5-7 Being too Loose in our Fellowship – 2 John 9-11 Being too Restrictive in our Fellowship – 3 John 9-10