Houses in Which to Eat

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-22 More churches (even among brethren) are hosting meals as a function of the church. As with every question, we must strive to determine if such activities are authorized. In order to do this, let us examine what Paul had to say to the church in Corinth. Paul’s Question to the Corinthians […]

Not Ashamed of the Gospel

Text: Romans 1:16 Why would some be ashamed of the gospel? It’s different – Acts 17:32; 26:24 It appears foolish – 1 Corinthians 1:18 It condemns sin – John 16:8 It’s old-fashioned – Jude 3 Preaching without shame Preach the whole counsel – Acts 20:27 Preach with boldness/plainness – 2 Corinthians 3:12 Preach without changing […]

Let Not the Church be Charged

Text: 1 Timothy 5:16 What God has Charged the Church to Do: Evangelism – 1 Timothy 3:15 Edification – Ephesians 4:11-16 Benevolence – Acts 4:32-35; 11:27-30 What Men Charge the Church with (examples): Expanded benevolence (to include non-Christians) Recreation Common Meals Education Daycare Most Things are not Bad in Themselves –

“Preach Christ, Not the Church”

There is one true church – Matthew 16:18; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 1:22-23 Many believe one church is as good as another – Therefore, “preach Christ, not the church” To preach Christ, one must also preach the church – Acts 8:5,12 Unintended consequences (“preach Christ, not the church”) In order to survive, a church must attract […]

The All-Sufficiency of the Church

What Makes the Church All-Sufficient? Divine origin – Matthew 16:18 Part of God’s eternal plan – Ephesians 3:10-11 Christ is the head – Ephesians 1:22-23 Belongs to Him – Acts 20:28 What is the Church All-Sufficient to Do? Evangelism – 1 Timothy 3:15 Edification – Ephesians 4:12,16 Benevolence – Acts 4:32-35 How is the Church […]

Some Things the Kingdom of God is Not

The Kingdom of God is not… To Be Established in the Future – Mark 1:15; Colossians 1:13 Perishable – Daniel 2:44-45; Matthew 16:18 A Democracy – Ephesians 1:22-23 Of This World – John 18:36 Food or Drink – Romans 14:16-17 Home to All – 1 Corinthians 6:9-11