The Identity of True Faith and Practice
I. Error begins with accepting some other standard for faith and practice than the word of God.
GEN 3:1-6; 2CO 11:3.
II. Personal feelings and thoughts do not determine truth. PRO 28:26; 14:12.
A. It is possible to be completely convinced that one is doing right though in error.
JOH 16:2; ACT 26:9-10.
1. Dedication to an error does not justify the error.
2. Zeal is not necessarily a good thing. GAL 4:17-18.
B. It is possible to be in ignorance about wrongdoing. PSA 19:12; ACT 3:17.
Thanksgiving Day in America has a noble history of national pausing to give thanks to the Creator for His benefits. But the reverence and humility once associated with the custom has been considerably displaced by what is now truly important to our culture: pleasure (long weekend, football, feasting, shopping). Pleasure in and of itself is not evil, but when it becomes the summum bonum of a nation, watch out!
Modest Apparel (1TI 2:9-10)
I. A Biblical ministry is characterized by a balanced emphasis on grace and practical holiness.
A. “All holiness” leaves the soul overburdened and without relief or hope.
B. “All grace” leaves the soul without conviction or defined direction. It opens the door to a
false liberty. ROM 6:1-2 c/w JUDE 1:4.
II. It should be obvious to any reasonable person that we are living in a society that is in an increasing state of undress.
(1Co 1:19) For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
(1Co 1:20) Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
(The following meditation was authored by Brother Stephen Pham)
“28 But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.” (Jeremiah 2)
This message has no outline.
I. usury: The fact or practice of lending money at interest; esp. in later use, the practice of charging, taking, or contracting to receive, excessive or illegal rates of interest for money on loan.
II. There are three basic reasons for usury:
A. The Reason of Time-Preference.
1. A man forfeits the use of his money for a period of time during which it is unavailable for expenditure or investment for profit.
2. Since present goods are more valuable to men than future goods, men discount future goods.
The Christian and Moses’ Law
I. Of what value is the O.T. to a N.T. Christian?
A. It is Scripture and therefore profitable. 2TI 3:16.
B. It is for our learning, patience and comfort. ROM 15:4.
C. It testifies of Christ. JOH 5:39, 46.
II. This study is an overview of what parts of the O.T. are still relevant and binding upon us.
A. Are we still obliged to pay tithes, observe dietary law and feast days, and do no work on
the seventh day?
B. What about O.T. laws about idolatry, morality, marriage, divorce, etc.?
(Philippians 2:12) Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
The festive occasion known as Halloween is now taken for granted. It is a time of curious, rather morbid activities for children and adults alike when some of the darkest themes of a sin-burdened creation are exhumed from history's graveyard for public display and for the profit of carnal merchants who promote the entire affair. Yet how many people (especially Bible-believers) have given honest, serious consideration to the nature of this seasonal celebration?