Burning Sacrifices to the Queen of Heaven

Text: Jeremiah 44:15-18 Jeremiah repeatedly condemned the people of Judah for their sin – idolatry in particular. This particular false god was identified as the “queen of heaven.” They did not refute the charge of idolatry; they just refused to listen or acknowledge the negative consequences of their behavior. Those who are caught up in […]

Hold Fast the Word

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 “Hold fast the word” – this statement (or similar) is found several times in the New Testament. Why are we to hold fast the word of God? We can answer that question by examining the passages that contain this admonition. Hold Fast the Word Because… It is the Gospel (1 Corinthians […]

Burning Sacrifices to the Queen of Heaven

Text: Jeremiah 44:15-18 Jeremiah repeatedly condemned the people for the sin of idolatry. Here, they did not dispute the charges. They just refused to listen or acknowledge negative consequences of their behavior. Those who are caught up in false religions today do the same things – in their error, they refuse to accept certain things. […]

Commands, Traditions, Expedients, Innovations

Four Questions for Our Assemblies: Why do we do what we do in the assembly? … Commands — NT pattern, what has been revealed How do we do it? … Traditions — custom Is there a way we can do it better? … Expedients — improve what we do to be more effective Are there […]

The Head Covering

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 The Standard Imitate Christ (v. 1) Hold firmly to apostolic traditions (v. 2) Chain of Command God, Christ, man, woman (v. 3) This is about order, not about superiority/inferiority (Galatians 3:28) Necessary Roles Any organization or collective group has to be organized (1 Corinthians 12:14-31) Man & woman are not independent […]

Why Did the People Reject Jesus?

Text: John 7 His Background – John 7:27 His Education – John 7:15 Their Traditions – John 7:19; 5:16-18 Their Misunderstanding – John 7:33-35

The Restoration Plea

Two-fold plea Unity – give up denominations Go back to the Bible – forsake the creeds/traditions of men This is the call we find in the New Testament, not just by Restoration preachers. Unity – John 17:20-21; Ephesians 4:3-6 NT only rule of faith and practice – 1 Peter 4:11; Galatians 1:6-9 These go together […]