What must a pastor do, in addition to affirming the truth? Titus 3:9–11 prepares us for the second serial reading in public worship on the Lord's Day. In these three verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that in addition to affirming the truth, a pastor must avoid uses of the Bible that are not in keeping with the Bible.
Sanctification, being made holy is vital to being a Christian. This, like conversion, is the work of the Holy Ghost. As with other theological issues, there are "two ditches" that one can fall into on either side of the "straight and narrow." One is legalism such as Jesus scolds the Pharisees for in the Gospel text. The other is antinomianism (lawlessness) which Paul speak to the Thessalonians about.
Pastor teaches his family a selection from "the Proverb of the day." In these four verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us to employ God's good gifts in a manner that responds rightly to Him in the situations that His providence assigns to us.
There are no new heresies - just wrong teaching recycled in repackaged ways for new audiences. In this sermon, Pastor Jesse unpacks Col. 2:18-19, teaching us about several aspects of the Colossian heresy and the danger the heresy presented to the Colossian believers through its promotion of false humility, false worship, visions, arrogance, and lack of focus on Christ. Discover ways in which these false teachings are still around today, just in different forms, and why you need to be on guard against them in your own life.
A modern Reformation is needed in the Lord's Church today as many pulpits and many of the Lord's people have lost their way in regard to how a man is made right with God. Salvation is not the results of Christ's plus man's work, but the result of the work of Jesus Christ alone! The Just shall live by faith!