Biblical Church Government – Creeds

Psalms, Sermon Preparation, Titus

 February 1, 2009 – Morning Worship

MondayTitus 1:10-2:8; Psalm 78:1-8
Why does the church need creeds (i.e. written statements of our beliefs – ours is the Westminster Confession of Faith)?

TuesdayII Timothy 1:1-14; 3:10-4:5
How was Timothy to know the difference between sound and unsound words?

WednesdayEphesians 4:1-16; Philippians 1:27-2:11
How does the use of creeds affect the unity of the church?

ThursdayPsalm 119:89-112; Jude 3
The church is to contend earnestly for the faith – the truth of God’s word. How do creeds help us to do that?

FridayI Kings 18:20-40; John 18:12-24
We are to teach the truth publicly and openly. Do we need creeds to do that? Why not just the Bible?

SaturdayJeremiah 5; Galatians 1
False prophets and a different gospel – how do creeds help us to distinguish between the true and the false?

Hearing God’s Word with Profit

Psalms, Sermon Preparation

October 17, 2008 – Morning Worship
(audio file)

MondayPsalm 119:89-112; I Thessalonians 2
What do we have to believe about the Bible for it to be effective when we hear it preached?

TuesdayActs 17
Consider these examples of hearing God’s word: Thessalonians, Bereans and Athenians. How would you describe them?

WednesdayExodus 24:3-8; Matthew 12:46-50; James 1:19-2:26
A profitable hearing of God’s word includes what?

ThursdayPsalms 19:7-11; 119:129-176; Luke 10:38-42; John 6:60-71
How should we “value” the preaching of God’s word?

FridayJoshua 1:1-9; Psalms 1:1-3; 143
What is meditation? Why is it important in our spiritual growth?

SaturdayPsalm 119:18; II Kings 6:8-19; Luke 24; John 9:25
What do we need above all as we hear the preaching of God’s word?