Grace-Unity Movement

Misunderstanding Grace Leads to Error More sin leads to more grace (Romans 6:1-2) Grace is a license to sin (Jude 4) With the grace-unity movement, grace is the basis for unity What is Grace? God’s gift of salvation (Ephesians 2:8) The gospel is the message of God’s grace (Acts 20:24) Grace is not without works […]

The Vine and the Branches

Text: John 15:1-6 The Vine: Jesus He is the source of life He is the source of strength/nourishment He is what binds the branches together The Branches: Christians Individuals, not churches/denominations We must abide in Christ We are to bear fruit The Vinedresser: God the Father Cuts off unfruitful branches Prunes the fruitful branches Grafts […]

God’s Special People

Text: 1 Peter 2:9 A Chosen Race – Galatians 3:26-29 A Royal Priesthood – 2 Timothy 2:12; Romans 12:1 A Holy Nation – Daniel 2:44; Isaiah 2:2-3 A People for God’s Own Possession – 1 Corinthians 6:20; Romans 12:2 What Are We to Do? – “Proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you…” By […]

How We Ought to Respond to God’s Grace

Text: Titus 2:11-14 Recognize it is a gift – Ephesians 2:8 Not as a license to sin – Romans 6:1-2; Jude 4 Not as a basis for fellowship – Titus 2:11; Ephesians 5:11 With thankfulness – 1 Timothy 1:12-16 In humble obedience – Psalm 8:3-4; Titus 2:12

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

A False Sense of Security

Text: Amos 6:1 Some People would be Surprised that they were not Pleasing God – Amos 5:18 Who has a false sense of security today, believing they are right with God, but are separated from Him? In the Denominational World: Believe they’re saved by faith alone – James 2:17ff Verbally called on the name of […]

Lessons Learned from the Tower of Babel

Text: Genesis 11:1-9 Unity & harmony mean nothing if we’re not working for God’s purpose – John 17:20-21; 2 John 9-11 What seems good to us may not be good – Proverbs 14:12; Isaiah 55:8-9 We will never reach God/heaven through our own means – John 14:6;Matthew 7:21-23 There are no bounds to apostasy – […]