What the Lord Wants Us to Give Up

Text: Colossians 2:20-23 Lent is the 40-day period beginning with Ash Wednesday leading up to Easter. Those who practice it, give up something for forty days. No matter how well-intentioned, these man-made practices do not help. Instead of thinking we have some spiritual obligation to give up some insignificant luxury for forty days, let’s look […]

The Restoration Plea

Two-fold plea Unity – give up denominations Go back to the Bible – forsake the creeds/traditions of men This is the call we find in the New Testament, not just by Restoration preachers. Unity – John 17:20-21; Ephesians 4:3-6 NT only rule of faith and practice – 1 Peter 4:11; Galatians 1:6-9 These go together […]

The Source of Authority

If we do not have the proper source of authority, it leads to: Disobedience – Colossians 3:17 Division – 1 Corinthians 1:10-13 Apostasy Throughout “church history,” apostasy has come from people not following the proper source of authority. Catholicism – 3 sources of authority Word of God Decrees of the pope Church tradition Protestantism – […]