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 – […]

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

Unity in the Local Church

Text: Psalm 133:1 God desires unity – John 17:20-21; 1 Corinthians 1:10 Proper type of unity – Ephesians 4:4-6; 5:11 Threats to unity in the local church Sin – 1 Corinthians 5 Error – Romans 16:17 Pride – Acts 20:29-30 Grudges – Ephesians 4:25-27 Human loyalty – 1 Corinthians 1:10-13

Being of Christ

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:10-13 God’s Desire for Unity – John 17:20-21; Ephesians 4:3-6 God’s Contempt for Division – Titus 3:10; Galatians 5:20 The Danger of Following Men – Romans 3:23; Matthew 7:15 We Must be of Christ – 1 Corinthians 4:6