The Desire for Unity

Text: Psalm 133 Unity is good and pleasant, but we must understand what kind of unity this is Unity Must Be Based Upon God’s Word Unity compared to oil used to anoint Aaron (v. 2) – there were specific instructions given as to how this oil was to be made (Exodus 30:22-25) We are to […]

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 […]

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

Rightly Dividing the Word

Text: 2 Timothy 2:15 The New Testament is our law today – Colossians 2:14; Hebrews 8:13 Some try and divide the New Testament Catholics – distinction between Gospels (red letters) and other books “Grace-unity” brethren – distinction between gospel and doctrine The Catholic position – John 16:13; 1 Corinthians 14:37 The “grace-unity” position – no […]