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Church Discipline Part 2

Church Discipline
I. Churches are held accountable before God for whom they retain in their membership. A church must decide whose companionship they prefer: a disorderly member’s or the Lord's.
JOS 7:11-13; REV 2:14-15.
II. When a church member stands in violation of N.T. commandments which require exclusion from the body, and such transgression is commonly reported, only then must a severance result, lest it
be “named among” the saints. 1CO 5:1-2; EPH 5:3.
A. commonly: After a fashion or in a way common to all; in common; generally, universally.

Usury Part 1

Usury
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.

Church Discipline Part 1

Church Discipline
I. Churches are held accountable before God for whom they retain in their membership. A church must decide whose companionship they prefer: a disorderly member’s or the Lord's.
JOS 7:11-13; REV 2:14-15.
II. When a church member stands in violation of N.T. commandments which require exclusion from the body, and such transgression is commonly reported, only then must a severance result, lest it
be “named among” the saints. 1CO 5:1-2; EPH 5:3.
A. commonly: After a fashion or in a way common to all; in common; generally, universally.

Responsibility to Others Part 3

Responsibility to Others
I. This study addresses our duties according to the second table of the Law (Ten Commandments).
A. There is general instruction for dealings with all men.
B. There is particular instruction for brethren in the church.
II. Introductory thoughts.
A. No man is an island.
B. Love of self must yield to love of others.
C. There is a positive manner of covering sin.
D. There is a negative manner of covering sin.
E. There is a need for positive encouragement of others.
F. There is a need for negative discouragement of others.
G. There is a need for forbearance.

Responsibility to Others Part 2

Responsibility to Others
I. This study addresses our duties according to the second table of the Law (Ten Commandments).
A. There is general instruction for dealings with all men.
B. There is particular instruction for brethren in the church.
II. Introductory thoughts.
A. No man is an island.
B. Love of self must yield to love of others.
C. There is a positive manner of covering sin.
D. There is a negative manner of covering sin.
E. There is a need for positive encouragement of others.
F. There is a need for negative discouragement of others.
G. There is a need for forbearance.

Better Promises

Better Promises
(Hebrews 8:6)
I. The new covenant is here declared to be superior to the old covenant by virtue of its
establishment upon better promises. HEB 8:6.
II. Some promises of God are conditioned upon the performance of the people to whom He makes them. If the condition be not met, God may break His promise.
A. The old covenant was based on this type of promise: one which required the faith and
obedience of its heirs. A promised land was theirs IF they fulfilled a condition of continual faith. HEB 3:18-19.

Responsibility to Others (Part 1)

Responsibility to Others
I. This study addresses our duties according to the second table of the Law (Ten Commandments).
A. There is general instruction for dealings with all men.
B. There is particular instruction for brethren in the church.
II. Introductory thoughts.
A. No man is an island.
B. Love of self must yield to love of others.
C. There is a positive manner of covering sin.
D. There is a negative manner of covering sin.
E. There is a need for positive encouragement of others.
F. There is a need for negative discouragement of others.
G. There is a need for forbearance.

24 Reasons Refuted (Part 2)

24 Reasons Refuted

Joy

Joy
I. Definitions.
A. joy: A vivid emotion of pleasure arising from a sense of well-being or satisfaction; the
feeling or state of being highly pleased or delighted; exultation of spirit; gladness, delight.
B. rejoice: trans. To enjoy by possessing; to have full possession and use of (a thing). Obs.
2. To gladden, make joyful, exhilarate (a person, his spirits, etc.).
II. Rejoicing is not optional. It is a command of God. PHIL 3:1.
A. B. C. D.
III. Not all A.
B.
C. D.
It is not a momentary requirement. PHIL 4:4; 1TH 5:16.

Noah in the New World

Noah in the New World
I. Everything prior to the Flood is described as “...the world that then was...” (2PE 3:6).
A. This is set in contrast to “...the heavens and the earth, which are now...” (2PE 3:7), a “new
world” in which there are many things different but constructed of the same basic materials
and conditions of the “old world,” including unrighteousness.
B. There is a “...world to come...” (HEB 2:5) in which all things will be new (REV 21:5) and
unrighteousness gone. 2PE 3:13.
II. Consider life after the Flood.

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