Not Peddling the Word of God

Text: 2 Corinthians 2:17 Those Who Peddle the Word They corrupt the word — changing the things in it (Galatians 1:6-9) and leaving things out of it (Acts 20:27) They adulterate the word — mixing in the commands, traditions, and opinions of men (Colossians 2:20-23; Matthew 15:6-9; Romans 14:1) There are “many” who do this […]

Dealing with Error

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 One Who Simply Believes Error It is expected that our knowledge will grow from infancy to maturity (1 Peter 2:2; Hebrews 5:12-14) Growth can only happen through the teaching of the word (1 Peter 2:2) Error needs to be explained & refuted (2 Corinthians 10:5) One Who Openly Promotes Error This […]

Some Lessons from Elijah

Text: 1 Kings 17:1 Miracles Confirm the Spoken Word (1 Kings 17:17-24) Miracles were a sign that God was with the speaker & was confirming the message (John 3:1-2; Mark 16:15-20) Today, we have inspired testimony to lead us to faith (John 20:30-31; Romans 10:17) Who Are The Troublemakers? (1 Kings 18:17-18) Elijah was accused […]

Do Not Be Deceived

Do Not Be Deceived By: Yourself (1 Corinthians 3:18-20; James 1:26) False teachers (Romans 16:17-18) False concepts (Colossians 2:8) How Do We Keep from Being Deceived? Be honest & objective (Luke 8:15) Recognize the threat of false teachers (2 Peter 2:1) Do not put your trust in men (Romans 3:4,23) Test everything according to the […]

A Different Gospel

Text: Galatians 1:6-10 Jeopardizes Our Salvation (v. 6; Romans 1:16) Regardless of Preacher (v. 8; Matthew 7:15) Condemnation for Preaching a Different Gospel (v. 8-9; 1 Peter 4:11) What Other Gospels? Judaizers – failed to distinguish between the covenants (Colossians 2:14) Gnostics – taught a different Jesus (Colossians 2:9) and that sin was not a […]

Accepting One Another

Text: Romans 14 What We Must Understand As We Begin: Controversy: Does Romans 14 allow ongoing fellowship with those in sin/error? We can understand this (Ephesians 3:4) Scripture does not contradict itself (John 10:35) What Does This Chapter Teach & What Does It Not Teach? Don’t judge others’ opinions by your opinions. NOT: Don’t judge. (v. […]

The Good Shepherd

Text: John 10:11 What Makes Jesus the Good Shepherd? He calls His own sheep by name (John 10:3) He goes ahead of them (John 10:4) He provides an abundant life (John 10:10) He lays down His life for the sheep (John 10:11) No one can take His sheep away (John 10:28 Dangers that We Face […]