Mankind was created in the image of God. We are examining what that authority was, how it was lost and God’s plan to restore mankind to right relationship with Him through Jesus Christ.
We are covering the basic things you need to teach a new believer to help establish their spiritual life.
Does it really benefit me to serve, or am I wasting my time? You will find this series enlightening and challenging!
Some today are preaching a false, non-biblical view of grace. They are advocating that because the believer is under grace and not the law, he or she should never be convicted about sin in their life. In this sermon, we address this teaching with a clear understanding of what the Bible teaches about conviction verses condemnation.
The Bible teaches us that we were made in the image of God. However, many modern preachers are suggesting that we are able to serve God any way WE choose. This view, in essence, allows mankind to make God in their image. We look at quotes from a popular modern preacher and contrast those statements with the Bible.
Marcion was a second century heretic. He taught that the God of the Old Testament was a separate and lower entity than the God of the New Testament. He rejected the entire Old Testament, and compiled his own canon of the New Testament, selecting only those sections which agreed with his theology. Unfortunately, we see this happening today! There are modern preachers suggesting that the believer should not read the Old Testament, that the teachings of Jesus were only for those under the law and other passages of the New Testament are no longer relevant.
Antinomianism is a term coined by Martin Luther. It refers to those who believe Christians should reject the entirety of the Old Testament (including the ten commandments). Sadly, there are many who are teaching the same things today!
Grace is a wonderful gift from God! However, many today are distorting the biblical meaning of grace and using it as license to live contrary to the Bible. Find out what true grace means in the scriptures.