Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHURCH - False Teachers

FALSE TEACHERS - 1 TIMOTHY 6:3-21

HOW TO IDENTIFY AND PROTECT MYSELF FROM FALSE TEACHERS

THREE WARNING SIGNS:

  1. False teachers have puffed-up pride (v. 4a)
  2. False teachers are stirring up strife (v. 4b-5a)
  3. False teachers give a mixed-up message (v. 5b-10)

THREE SAFE GUARDS:

  1. Run from false teachers and to God's Word (v. 11a, 14-16)
  2. Renew Godly desires in your life (v. 11b, 17-19)
  3. Retaliate by unifying our faith together (v. 12-13)

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHURCH - Be Ready!

BE READY - 1 Thessalonians 4-5; 2 Thessalonians 1-2

  1. Don't be uninformed. Jesus is coming back to gather all His people together (1 Thess. 4)
  2. Don't be surprised. Judgement is coming suddenly on those who reject the gospel of Jesus (1 Thess. 5; 2 Thess. 1)
  3. Don't be alarmed. Believers can take comfort in the clear instructions from God's Word ( 2 Thess. 2)

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHURCH - Church Discipline

CHURCH DISCIPLINE - 1 Corinthians 5:1-13

My response to the "so-called" brother:

  1. I choose not to tolerate their persistence in sin (v. 1-2a)

            How To Confront - Matthew 18:15-20

  • One-On-One (v. 15)
  • One Or Two Others (v. 16)
  • Tell It To The Church (v. 17a)
  • Treat Him As An Unbeliever (v. 17a)

           When To Confront

  • When they pursue their sin more than their Savior
  • When they are committed to what they want over the Word
  • When their behavior does not match their spoken beliefs
  • When their conduct is damaging to the name of Christ
  • When their sinful desires lead to death

      2. I need to release them to their own destruction (v. 2b-5)

      3. I will protect the purity of the Church (v. 6-13)

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHURCH - Don't Judge, Welcome One Another

INSTUCTIONS: DON'T JUDGE, WELCOME ONE ANOTHER      Romans 14:1-15:7

Pursue Peace and Mutual Upbuilding

  1. I have one master - JESUS (v. 4)
  2. I must honor Him - GIVE THANKS (v. 6)
  3. We have one another - THE CHURCH (v. 13)
  4. We must walk together - IN LOVE (v. 15)
  5. We have a practical test - ALCOHOL (v. 21)
  6. I must glorify God - WORSHIP (v. 15:6)

 

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Instructions, Guest Speakers

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHURCH: Doing Good

UNPACKING GOD'S COMMAND FOR ME TO "DO GOOD" 

DOING GOOD:

  • Starts with obedience to God
  • Continues as I am made more Godly
  • Finishes when God gets all the glory. 

I MUST...

  1. See opportunities from God to help people.
  2. Respond faithfully to God by meeting needs.
  3. Believe firmly in God to change lives. 

(Matthew 9:35-38; Galatians 6:1-10)

Unstoppable

UNSTOPPABLE: THE POWER OF COMPLETE SURRENDER - Persist In The Gospel

PERSIST IN THE GOSPEL - Acts 24-26

When Unstoppable Meets Unreasonable What Should I Do?

1. Remember the Resurrection (v. 26:4-8)

2. Repent when I'm wrong (v. 26:9-11, 20)

3. Retell my God story (v. 26:12-23)

4. Refer to the name of Jesus (v. 26:12-18, 23)

5. Remain faithful to the mission (v. 26:19-29)

Unstoppable

UNSTOPPABLE: THE POWER OF MAKING DISCIPLES - Memorable Moments in Disciple Making

MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN DISCIPLE MAKING - Acts 20:7-38

The Longest Message Ever.    (v. 7-12)

  • What makes this a memorable moment?

    • Time being together
    • Truth from God
    • Triumph over death
    • Transformation by Jesus

The Last Message Ever.    (v. 17-38)

  • What makes me a memorable person?
    • How I live
    • Who I follow
    • What I know
    • When I give

The Shortest Message Ever.