Hold Fast the Pattern

Text: 2 Timothy 1:13 There is a standard – New Testament; “sound words which you have heard from me” How carefully must we hold to the pattern? – Hebrews 8:5 What should be our attitude in holding to the pattern? – Faith and love

What is the New Testament?

Different views: The Product of Men – John 16:13; 1 Corinthians 2:10ff A Product of the Church – Catholic idea; church can therefore alter/amend it A Series of “Love Letters” – merely an expression of God’s love A General Guide – openness to different ideas/interpretations; mindset behind “unity in diversity” Our Law Today – Hebrews […]

Christ and the Church

Text: Ephesians 5:22-33 Christ is the Head of the Church Christ Sacrificed His Life for the Church The Church Must Submit to Christ The Church Must Love Christ The Church Must Serve Christ The Church Must be Faithful to Christ

Husbands & Wives

Text: Ephesians 5:22-33 Roles – Ephesians 5:23; 1 Corinthians 11:3 Responsibilities of the Wife to her Husband: Submit – Ephesians 5:22,24 Love – Titus 2:4 Help – Genesis 2:18 Respect – Ephesians 5:33 Responsibilities of the Husband to his Wife: Love – Ephesians 5:25,28,33 Lead – Ephesians 5:23-24 Provide for – 1 Timothy 5:8 Honor […]

Lessons from Christ in His Death

Love – John 15:13 Restraint / Self-control – Matthew 26:52-54 Endurance / Patience – Hebrews 12:2 Humility – Philippians 2:6-8 Obedience – Philippians 2:8; Hebrews 5:8

The Goal of Our Instruction

Text: 1 Timothy 1:5 Love A Pure Heart A Good Conscience A Sincere Faith

Homosexuality

Old Testament teaching on homosexuality – Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Genesis 19 New Testament teaching on homosexuality – Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Timothy 1:9-10 Common defenses: People are born that way – Acts 10:34; 1 Corinthians 10:13 Jesus never spoke against it – not specifically that was recorded; John 16:13 God loves everyone – […]