THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY (1) – THE HISTORY OF THE DOCTRINE AND A SHORT LESSON IN UNBELIEF

THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY (1) THE HISTORY OF THE DOCTRINE The historic Christian Faith has been from the earliest times, in the history of the Church, Trinitarian. While Tertullian was the first to use the term “Trinity” the doctrine did not become defined within the creeds of the Church until the Nicene Creed wasContinue reading “THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY (1) – THE HISTORY OF THE DOCTRINE AND A SHORT LESSON IN UNBELIEF”

THE PRINCIPLE OF ECCLESIASTICAL SEPARATION, Romans Part 77

The Principle of Ecclesiastical Separation Romans 16:17-19 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.  For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the heartsContinue reading “THE PRINCIPLE OF ECCLESIASTICAL SEPARATION, Romans Part 77”

THE AUTHORITY OF THE PREACHER; Romans Part 73

  While the Apostles were unique, that their ministry was singular, they had an authority which every preacher and pastor can learn from.  God sets aside His servants and gives them authority to minister and lead His work.  We should pray for men sent by God who will be endowed with the authority of theContinue reading “THE AUTHORITY OF THE PREACHER; Romans Part 73”

THE APOSTOLIC VISION FOR THE CHURCH; Romans Part 72

What is the Church?  What is our vision, our purpose.  What are the characteristics of a Church?  In these verses Paul gets to the core, to the heart of Holy Spirit Church Fellowship.  Are we contributing to the body of Christ by living these qualities out in our church lives?  Paul, The Apostle to theContinue reading “THE APOSTOLIC VISION FOR THE CHURCH; Romans Part 72”

THE BREVITY OF TIME; Romans Part 67

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. The Characteristics of Christian Behaviour (i) The Brevity of Time Romans 13:11-14 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out ofContinue reading “THE BREVITY OF TIME; Romans Part 67”

Christian Morality; Romans Part 66

How can I live the Christian life?  How should I live?   Are there rules I should follow?  What is the Christian Moral code? The Characteristics of Christian Behaviour (h) The Moral Code Romans 13:8-10  Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.  ForContinue reading “Christian Morality; Romans Part 66”