Soli Deo Gloria

Sermons on Regulative Principle

“The Bible Alone” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

An Expositional Sermon 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “The Bible Alone” Theme/Big Idea: Scripture is God’s Word and is authoritative and sufficient for life. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Ask God to help you see that reading, knowing, and cherishing this book is more important than eating food, even as Jesus quoted Moses (Deut. 8:3), “Man shall not live by bread alone, but…

“Church Discipline” 1 Corinthians 5:1-12

Theme: God disciplines us to help us grow.
Aim: We must be courageous, careful, discerning, gracious, gentle, and loving as we are faithful to Scripture to practice church discipline.
(1) What Is Discipline? 3 Contexts
a. God disciplines us
b. We discipline ourselves
c. We are disciplined by others
(2) Is It Wrong to Judge?
(3) Discipline in a Local Church? – 2 Forms
a. Formative Discipline
b. Corrective Discipline
(4) Discipline Out of Love

“The Lord’s Supper” 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Theme: God has given a meal of remembrance fulfilling the Jewish meals (in particular the passover meal) and pointing forward to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, whereby we proclaim Jesus’ Christ’s death until He returns.
Aim: Feed upon Christ by faith alone.
The Lord’s Supper is…
(1) A picture of feeding upon Christ by faith
(2) A Meal of Remembrance
(3) For believers in Jesus Christ
(4) For the local church
(5) It doesn’t save us

“The Church” Ephesians 1:22-23

Theme: A church is created by God’s Word, a gathering/assembly of believers, with members, meets regularly on the Lord’s day, is orderly, and has the marks of the right preaching of the Word, administration of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and church discipline.
Aim: If you trust in Christ, joyfully join a church.
(1) Elect, Evangelical Believers
(2) The Bible – God Creates Churches Through His Word
(3) Church/Ekklesia – A Gathering of People Called Out for God
a. Universal/Invisible
b. Local/Visible
(4) Membership
(5) Regular
(6) Orderly