Religious Freedom Pt. 2

2020-07-07T13:59:57-05:00July 5th, 2020|

Date: July 5, 2020 ()

Bible Text: |

The Foundation of Religious Freedom The most frequently used passages Parable of the tares, Matthew 13:24-30 Rich young ruler, Matthew 19:16-30 Three basic principles of religious freedom The nature of God The nature of humanity The nature of faith Historic Baptists and their understanding of religious freedom John Freeman 2 important men in English history – John Smyth / Thomas Helwys American Baptists 1600’s – Roger Williams, John Clarke, Obadiah Holmes 1700’s – Isaac Backus, John Leland The Meaning of Religious Freedom We believe in religious liberty not just religious toleration. We believe that religious liberty is for all not just a select few. We believe in separation of church and state and not accommodation of church with

Lessons on Separation – Additional Study

2020-06-16T11:28:02-05:00June 14th, 2020|

Date: June 14, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Ezra 9 |

I would like to expand on a couple of points that we stressed last week in the area of separation. Our text passage last week in Ezra 9 and 10 dealt with the concept of separation for the nation of Israel. They were God’s chosen people, and in Exodus 34 and Leviticus 7, they were given very specific instructions about intermarriage with heathen nations. There are three Scriptural distinctions that I would like to expand upon in this area of separation. I believe this will help you in your study of Scripture. You must then define the

The High Price of Sin (Part 1)

2020-04-20T11:20:41-05:00April 19th, 2020|

Date: April 19, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 11:27 |

Are You Displeasing God? Part 2 - PM Service “Who would have thought to find adultery in David and drunkenness in Noah and cursing in Job? If God leaves a man to himself, how suddenly and scandalously may sin break forth in the holiest man on the earth! I say unto all, “Watch!” A wandering heart needs a watchful eye.” – Thomas Watson The contributors to sin The lifting up of pride 2 Samuel 11:1 Oh, be careful of the awful sin of pride. Scriptural references on pride: Deut. 8:11-14; Deut. 8:17-20; Ps. 52:7; Ps. 73:6-9; Prov. 6:16-17; Prov. 8:13; Prov. 16:5; Prov.

What is the Pattern of your Tabernacle?

2020-02-07T14:40:29-06:00February 2nd, 2020|

Date: February 2, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 25:1-9 |

Three Entrances into the Tabernacle The gate - pictures the only way to heaven is through The door - pictures Christ The most holy place through the veil - pictures Christ and His flesh The Purpose of the Tabernacle To show God's people who Jesus the Messiah was going to be To build God a sanctuary where he could be worshiped and praised Jesus doesn't dwell in tabernacles made by man This tabernacle is the dwelling place of God Jesus doesn't dwell in tabernacles made by man

False Doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church

2020-01-07T20:19:25-06:00January 5th, 2020|

Date: January 5, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 1:6-16 |

1. Church Tradition - Is the Bible the sole authority for faith and practice? A.  The meaning of tradition B.  The Roman Catholic meaning of tradition C.  The Roman Catholic view of tradition and the Bible   They say that the Bible contains an incomplete message.   They say that the Bible must be supplemented with tradition.   They interpret Scripture in light of tradition.   They believe that there are two sources of authority.   They have made the popes and councils, not God, the author of Scripture.   They have a wrong view of the Holy Spirit's involvement with Scripture.   They believe that "it belongs to

Catholic Church Authority

2019-12-30T12:56:43-06:00December 29th, 2019|

Date: December 29, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 16:18-19 |

Where does the Catholic church claim to receive its authority? Through Peter and the subsequent popes Peter was the first pastor of the church at Rome Peter was given the keys to the kingdom of Heaven, and that authority was passed along the line of the popes Through the "Kingdom of Heaven" theology Equating Old Testament Israel to the New Testament church Initiation into Judaism in the Old Testament by circumcision, initiation into the church is at birth by baptism The church exercises authority over secular authorities, theocracy on earth Entered into by baptism and maintained by the Sacraments Through the "Keys of the kingdom" theology Peter was specifically given authority

Don’t Die Like A Fool

2019-11-11T16:30:42-06:00November 7th, 2019|

Date: November 7, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; 2 Samuel 2:18-24, 3:24-34 |

Series:

Close is not good enough Your familiarity with truth does not forgive your sin. Reasons why Abner allowed himself to die in the gate when he could have lived in the city. He forgot his position He was distracted He forgot his relationship with Joab Jesus didn't come to condemn the world, it's already condemned. He thought he was safe Cities of Refuge and their picture of Christ God appointed them - He knew they would be needed, a picture of Grace God's word announced the cities (Joshua 20:7) Anyone could access them - the way to the cities was to be clear Christ is better than the cities of refuge We

Christ is the Better Helper

2019-11-18T13:19:16-06:00October 6th, 2019|

Date: October 6, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 2:16-18 |

Series:

Hebrews 2:7-9, 16-18 The Greatness of our Savior Who helps His Willingness He took on the form of a servant His Omnipotence He is able His Faithfulness He proved who he was The Greatness of our Savior's Help He provides the Holy Spirit to us He provides a way of escape Against struggles He gives reinforcements after falling Angels Church Authority He provides weaponry His written Word His Throne of Grace

How to Come to Church

2021-02-01T09:13:10-06:00February 3rd, 2019|

Date: February 3, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 122:1 |

Text: Psalm 122:1 Outline ------- 1. Be Positive - Psalm 122:1 2. Be Praising - Psalm 100:1-5 3. Be Prepared a. Physically - Genesis 35:1-3, Exodus 19:10-11 b. Spiritually 4. Be Prompt - Hebrews 10:25 5. Be Panting - Psalm 42:1, 63:1-2, Acts 10:33 6. Be Prayerful - Psalm 119:18, 51:4, 141:5 7. Be Persistent - Hebrews 10:25
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