Why Have a Gospel Meeting?

Text: Colossians 3:17 As a congregation prepares for a Gospel Meeting, it is important to understand why one is being held. In this lesson, we will consider some right and wrong reasons for having a Gospel Meeting. We will also consider whether or not we have the authority to conduct a Gospel Meeting. First Question: […]

Commands, Traditions, Expedients, Innovations

Four Questions for Our Assemblies: Why do we do what we do in the assembly? … Commands — NT pattern, what has been revealed How do we do it? … Traditions — custom Is there a way we can do it better? … Expedients — improve what we do to be more effective Are there […]

Singing Only?

Text: Ephesians 5:19 What About Instrumental Music? Not authorized (Colossians 3:16-17) “But it’s not condemned” — principle of silence (Hebrews 7:14) We only read of the 1st century church singing (Matthew 26:30; Acts 16:25; 1 Corinthians 14:15) Four Ways God Shows What Has Been Authorized — command, statement, example, implication Singing commanded (James 5:13) — […]

Bible Authority (2)

Generic Authority – Mark 16:15 (“Go”); expedients (1 Corinthians 10:23) Specific Authority – Mark 16:15 (“preach the gospel”); Hebrews 7:14 Aids & Additions