SHARPER THAN A SWORD

SERMONS

Hebrews 4:12-13 "For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account."

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GOD'S PLATFORM OF UNITY

Ephesians 4:4-6

Introduction:

  A. I Corinthians 1:10 - God hates division

  B. John 17:20-23 - Jesus prayed for unity

  C. Philippians 2:2 - Christians must being of One accord

  D. John 5:39 - Search the scriptures

I. One Body: The Church (Unity of Organization)

  A. The Body is the Church (Colossians 1:18, 24)

  B. Built by Christ (Matthew 16:18)

  C. Composed of saved people (Acts 2:47; 8:3)

  D. Christ is the savior of the Church (Ephesians 5:23)

II. One Spirit: The Holy Spirit (Unity in Revelation)

  A. It was promised by Christ (John 14: 26)

  B. To guide men who wrote the Bible (II Peter 1:21)

  C. For instruction (II Timothy 3:16)

  D. Complete revelation & communication to with God (II Corinthians 2:9-11)

III. One Hope: Going to Heaven (Unity in Reward)

  A It is a blessed hope (Titus 2:13)

  B. It is a hope of righteousness (Galatians 5:5)

  C. It is a hope of Eternal Life (Titus 3:7)

  D. It is laid up in heaven (Colossians 1:5)

IV. One Lord: Jesus Christ (Unity in Authority)

  A. Listen to Christ (Matthew 17:5)

  B. He has all the authority (Matthew 28:18)

  C. Salvation only in His name (Acts 4:12)

  D. Do all in His name (Colossians 3:17)

V. One Faith: New Testament (Unity of Doctrine)

  A. Faith cometh by hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17)

  B. God gave the New Testament (Hebrews 9:15-17)

  C. It is the law of liberty (James 1:25)

  D. Contains the doctrine of Christ (II John 9)

VI. One Baptism: Immersion (Unity of Action and Design)

  A. It is a water baptism (Acts 8:36)

  B. Much water (John 3:23)

  C. It is a burial or immersion (Romans 6:4)

  D. For the remission of sins (Acts 2:38)

VII. One God: The Living God (Unity of Object of Worship)

  A. Do not worship the Devil (Matthew 4:9-11)

  B. Do not worship the Angels (Revelation 22: 8-9)

  C. Do not worship man (Acts 10:25-26)

  D. Do not worship Idols (Exodus 20:4-5)

  E. But worship the Living God (I Thessalonians 1:9)

Conclusion:

  A. Hear what the Spirit says ( Revelation 2:29 ), Obey Christ (John 14:15)

  B. Be baptized into Christ (Galatians 3:27)

  C. No more condemnation in Christ (Romans 8:1)

 

Joeben C. Jacobo - Lapogan, Gattaran 3508 Cagayan, PHILIPPINES

 

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