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Cults And Their Appeal Part 3

Cults and Their Appeal
“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” (Ephesians 4:14)
I. cult: A particular form or system of religious worship; esp. in reference to its external rites and ceremonies. Now commonly, a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.
A. The term “cult” has such a negative connotation in our culture that being labelled as such is

Cults And Their Appeal Part 2

Cults and Their Appeal
“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” (Ephesians 4:14)
I. cult: A particular form or system of religious worship; esp. in reference to its external rites and ceremonies. Now commonly, a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.
A. The term “cult” has such a negative connotation in our culture that being labelled as such is

Philippians Chapter 3


By Grace Through Faith to Faith

By Grace Through Faith to Faith
(Ephesians 2:8-9)
I. Errors and lies about eternal life and God’s favor are both old and common.
GEN 3:4-5; MAT 3:9; 1PE 1:18-19; JOH 5:39.
II. EPH 2:8-9 is one of the best known texts of Scripture but one of the most misunderstood. Observe what can be concluded from this text:
A. There is a current salvation that the Ephesian saints have by grace.
B. This grace is channelled to them through faith.
C. This salvation is not of works.
D. This salvation excludes human boasting.
E. It is a gift, not an offer.

Reasoning out of the Scriptures Part 1

Reasoning Out of the Scriptures
I. This study sets forth the Biblical method for arriving at truth, our chief pursuit. PRO 23:23; 4:7.
A. It sets forth the importance of linear, connected thought that produces sound conclusions as
opposed to scattered, disconnected thought that produces invalid or indeterminate conclusions. This may be expressed:
1. Valid premise + valid reasoning = valid conclusion.
2. Valid premise + invalid reasoning = invalid conclusion.
3. Invalid premise + valid reasoning = invalid conclusion.
4. Invalid premise + invalid reasoning = indeterminate conclusion.

Cults And Their Appeal Part 1

Cults and Their Appeal
“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” (Ephesians 4:14)
I. cult: A particular form or system of religious worship; esp. in reference to its external rites and ceremonies. Now commonly, a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.
A. The term “cult” has such a negative connotation in our culture that being labelled as such is

The Identity of True Faith and Practice

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.

Modest Apparel

Modest Apparel (1TI 2:9-10)
I. A Biblical ministry is characterized by a balanced emphasis on grace and practical holiness.
2TI 2:19.
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.

Christ Our Jubilee

This message has no outline.

Usury Part 2

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.

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