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 […]

Accepting One Another

Text: Romans 14 What We Must Understand As We Begin: Controversy: Does Romans 14 allow ongoing fellowship with those in sin/error? We can understand this (Ephesians 3:4) Scripture does not contradict itself (John 10:35) What Does This Chapter Teach & What Does It Not Teach? Don’t judge others’ opinions by your opinions. NOT: Don’t judge. (v. […]

What is Truth?

Text: John 18:37-38 What is truth? It depends on our perspective. Truth can be… Comforting or Uncomfortable The word of God is intended to comfort us (1 Thessalonians 4:18) The truth is uncomfortable for some — convicts us of sin (John 16:8), exposes all of our flaws (Hebrews 4:12-13), calls us to sacrifice (Luke 9:23) […]

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 […]