November 21, 2017

What Does the Bible Say?

By Clarence Fell

Anger

  • Be slow to anger (Prov. 16:32).
  • Warps understanding (Prov. 18:13, 17, 19).
  • Overlook mistakes sometimes (Prov. 19:11).

Assembly

  • Not to be forsaken (Heb. 10:24-25).

Baptism

  • Christ commanded (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16).
  • Rejection of baptism is a rejection of God (Luke 7:30).
  • Baptism is into Christ (Gal.3:27).
  • Baptism is unto remission of sins (Acts 2:38; 22:16).
  • Baptism is part of the plan of salvation (1 Pet. 3:21).
  • Baptism is a burial (Rom. 6:3-5; Col. 2:12).

Belief and Obedience

  • Saving faith obeys (Rom. 10:16; Heb. 3:18-19; 5:9; Jas. 2:14-26; 1 Pet. 2:7).
  • Love obeys (John 14:15, 21, 23; 15:10, 14).

The Bible

  • God’s final and complete word (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:3; Jude 3; John 15:15).
  • It will judge all men (John 12:48).
  • It will never pass away (Luke 21:33).
  • Reveals salvation (John 8:31-32; Rom. 1:16).
  • Man not to alter (Gal. 1:6-9; 3:15; Rev. 22:18-19).

Bible is the Pattern

  • Avoid those who change (Rom. 16:17; Gal. 1:6-9).
  • Follow apostles’ example (Phil. 3:17; 4:9; 2 Thess.  2:15; 3:6; 1 Tim. 1:3; 4:6; 2 Tim. 1:13; Heb. 6:12;
  • Jas.1:25; 1 John 2:24; 2 John 9-10).

Blood of Christ

  • Blood saves (Rom. 5:9; Eph. 1:7; 2:13; Col. 1:20).

Boasting

  • No grounds for boasting (Luke 17:7-10).
  • Is foolishness (Jas. 4:13-17).

Calling of God

  • Is through preaching of the gospel (Rom. 10:14-17; 2 Thess. 2:14; John 6:44-45).

Celibacy (1 Tim. 4:1-5).

Children

  • Are a blessing (Ps. 127:3-5).
  • Are to obey parents (Eph. 6:1-3).
  • Are to be taught (Eph. 6:4).
  • Are to be imitated (Matt. 18:4-10).
  • Jesus enjoyed them (Matt. 19:13-15).

The Church

  • Jesus established one church (Matt. 16:18; Eph. 4:4).
  • He purchased it with his blood (Acts 20:28).
  • He is the only savior and head (Eph. 1:22-23; 5:23).
  • The church is reproduced only by planting the pure word of God (Luke 8:11; 1 Tim. 3:15).
  • Denominational division is contrary to God’s plan (John 17:21; 1 Cor. 1:10).

Confession

  • Essential (Matt.10:32-33).
  • Of faith in Christ (Acts 8:37).
  • Unto salvation (Rom. 10:8-10).
  • Confession alone is not enough (Matt. 7:21-23; Luke 6:46).

Death

  • Christians not to fear (Matt. 10:28).
  • Like a sleep (John11:11; Acts 7:60; 13:36).
  • A rest for saints (Rev.14:13).
  • Not the end (Luke 16:19-31).
  • We carry nothing out (1 Tim. 6:7).

Divorce

  • Forbidden (Matt. 5:31-32; 19:1-10; Mark 10:1-12; Luke 16:18; Rom. 7:1-3; 1 Cor. 7:1-16).

Elders and Deacons (1 Tim. 3:1-13; Tit. 1:5-9).

Faith

  • Comes by hearing (Rom. 10:17).
  • Obeys (Rom. 10:16; John 6:26-29).
  • Is essential (Heb. 11:6).
  • Can be worthless (Jas. 2:14-26).

 

Forgiving Others

  • Is to your glory (Prov. 19:11).
  • Required (Matt. 6:14-15; Col.3:13).
  • God is our example (Eph. 4:32).

Good Intentions

  • Alone not enough (Matt. 7:21-23; Rom. 10:1-2).

Government (Rom. 13:1-7).

Heaven

  • Home of the faithful (Rev. 21:1-27; 22:1-5).

Hell (Matt. 25:46; Rev. 14:11; 20:10, 15; 21:8).

Homosexuality

  • Forbidden (Lev. 20:13; Rom. 1:27; 1 Cor. 6:9).

Husbands (1 Cor. 7:3; 11:3; Eph. 5:25-33; Col. 3:19; 1 Tim. 5:8; 1 Pet. 3:7).

Judging Others

  • Judge righteous judgment (John 7:24; Matt. 7:15-20).
  • Restore the fallen (Gal. 6:1).
  • Avoid evil men (1 Cor. 5:11; 15:33).

Kingdom of God

  • Not visible (Luke 17:20-21).
  • Not of this world (John 18:36).
  • Established in the first century (Mark 9:1; Col. 1:12- 13).

Law of Christ (1 Cor. 9:21).

Love

  • Obeys (John 14:15, 21, 23; 15:10, 14).
  • Brotherly (Rom. 12:9-21; 1 Cor. 13:4-7).

 

Obedience

  • Required of all (Matt. 7:21-23; John 14:23-24; 1 Cor. 7:19; 2 Thess. 1:7-9; Heb. 5:9).

Once Saved Always Saved

  • Unfruitful cast out (John 15:5-6).
  • Fear of being disqualified (1 Cor. 9:27).
  • Take heed (1 Cor. 10:5-12).

Parents (Deut. 6:6-9; Prov. 13:24; 29:15; Eph. 6:4).
Peace (Phil. 4:6-7).

Persecution (2 Tim. 3:12).

Prayer

  • Brings peace (Phil. 4:6-7).
  • God answers (Jas. 5:16).
  • No need to fear in prayer (Heb. 4:16).

Repentance

  • Required (Luke 13:3, 5; Acts 17:30).
  • Is a privilege (Acts 11:18).
  • God desires all to repent (2 Pet. 3:9).

Resurrection (John 5:28; 1 Thess. 4:13-18).

Riches

  • Desire for can cause pain (1 Tim. 6:6-19).
  • True riches are in Heaven (Matt. 6:19-21).
  • Can’t serve two masters (Matt. 6:24).
  • Your soul is priceless (Matt. 16:26).

Salvation

  • Hear God’s Word (Rom. 10:14-17).
  • Believe in Jesus (John 3:16; Heb. 11:6).
  • Repent of your sins (Luke 13:3; Acts 17:30- 31).
  • Confess Jesus as Lord (Rom. 10:9-10; Matt. 10:32-33).
  • Be baptized for the remission of sins (John 3:5; Mark 16:16;Acts 2:38; 22:16; Rom. 6:3-5; Gal. 3:27; 1 Pet. 3:21).

Silence of God

  • We are to respect God’s silence (Lev. 10:1-2; Deut. 29:29; 2 Sam. 7:7; Isa. 55:8; Jer. 14:14; 23:21; Ezek. 13:7-8; 1 Cor. 2:11).

Singing (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16).

Speech

  • Let your yes be yes (Matt. 5:37).
  • Every idle word counts (Matt. 12:36).
  • No corrupt speech (Eph. 4:29; 5:4, 12).
  • Seasoned with grace (Col. 3:8; 4:6).

Study

  • Complimented (Acts 17:11).
  • Commanded (2 Tim. 2:15; 2 Pet. 3:18).
  • The way of growth (2 Pet. 1:5-11).

Trust

  • Absolute (Job 13:15).
  • In the face of danger (Dan. 3:16-18).

Wisdom of Man (Prov. 14:12; Isa. 55:8-9; Jer. 10:23; 1 Cor. 1:25-27).

Wives (Eph. 5:22-24; Col. 3:18; 1 Pet. 3:1-6).

Working (Eccl. 3:12-13; 1 Tim. 6:1-2; Tit. 2:9-10; 1 Pet. 2:18-21).

Works (Gal. 5:6; Eph. 2:10; Jas. 2:14-26).

Worry (Matt. 6:25-34).

Zeal

  • Zeal alone is not enough (Rom. 10:1-2).
  • God’s people are zealous (Tit. 2:14).
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