Speaking the Truth in Love
Can We Understand the Bible Alike?
The apostles commanded us to see it alike.
We must accept God's standard of authority.
Consequences of going beyond God's standard:
God spoke from the burning bush - Ex. 3:3-5
Question: What kind of bush was it? Rose, Azalea, China-berry?
Application: The name "Christian" - Acts 11:26; 1 Pet. 4:16
Nicodemus came to Jesus by night - John 3:1-2
Question: Why come by night? Was afraid, had to work, a convenient time?
Jesus wrote on the ground - John 8:3-9
Question: What did Jesus write? The sins, mercy, nothing at all?
God has but one church - Eph. 4:4; 1:22-23
Paul had a thorn in the flesh - 2 Cor. 12:7-10
Question: What was it? Speech impediment, poor eyesight?
Application: Purpose of baptism: forgiveness - Acts 2:38; 22:16Obey gospel; added to church - Acts 2:38,41,47