DOCTRINES OF THE FAITH

I want to encourage you to listen to our new podcast series on the doctrines of the faith, and ask you to share it with others, believers and nonbelievers as well.

“It is the Bible’s truth that sustains, strengthens, and guides us. This is why Paul speaks of it as he does. It is, he says, made up of “sound words” (2 Tim. 1:13). It is “sound teaching” (2 Tim. 4:3) and “sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1; 1:9). It is in accord with the “sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Tim. 6:3). This word, translated here as sound, is used also of physical health.

These references to “sound” teaching and doctrine, then, are a reminder to us that from such teaching the church’s strength arises. From it comes its health. It is what reverses spiritual ills and, sometimes, even deep paralysis. It is what makes churches whole. It is what lays the foundation for their vitality as well as their longevity.

This is why biblical doctrine is important. This is why it is essential” (Tim Challis).

I have begun this series with the doctrine (teaching) of sin as God has given it to us in His word. This teaching is one that seems absent from many pulpits today and is therefore a necessary teaching to begin with.

We need to know who and what we are in God’s view before we can make sense of our need for His forgiveness in the person of Jesus Christ.

A good and competent doctor will tell you the bad news of your condition first, so that you will understand how serious your situation is, and then be able to pursue the best treatment options available.

So too, we need to know God’s perspective on sin and our sinfulness so we can “look unto Him and live.” We need to know what will happen to us if we do not seek THE ONLY remedy available, Jesus Christ. AND we need to know that there is a cure for our disease of sin-the blood of Jesus!

Our podcast is on YouTube and Spotify as well as posted in my blog 7waysfromsunday.com every Wednesday around 10AM.

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