WHAT KIND OF CHURCH IS THIS?
Bob Hentrich November 12, 2017
Acts 11:25-26 Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26 and when he found him,
he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the
church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were first called
Christians at Antioch.
(Thanks to Dr. Jack Cottrell for suggesting the outline points
for this message)
Desire to RESTORE the NT Standard of Biblical authority alone.
(the Bible alone, not any man-made or human creeds, is the
authority for the church)
1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this reason
we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you
heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really
is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.
2 timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and
profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in
righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every
Desire to RESTORE the NT model FOR CHURCH GOVERNANCE
(local autonomy, congregations governed by a plurality of elders
who serve with the approval of the congregation)
Titus 1:5 (The apostle
Paul talking to Titus) The reason I left you in Crete was that you
might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in
every town, as I directed you.
1 Timothy 5:17 The elders who
direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially
those whose work is preaching and teaching.
Acts 11:30--elders at the church
Acts 14:23--Paul and Barnabas
appoint "elders in every church"
Acts 15:2, 4, 6,
22, 23; 16:4--elders at the church in Jerusalem
Phil 1:1--the church at
Philippi has elders
Jas 5:14--"the elders of
1 Pet 5:1-2--"the elders
Desire to RESTORE the NT plan of salvation (by grace, through
faith, in baptism, for good works -- Eph. 2:8-10 & Col. 2:12.)
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith,
and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone
should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good
works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Col 2:12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you
were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised
him from the dead.
By grace, through faith, in baptism, for good works.
Acts 8:34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who
is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” 35 Then Philip began with
that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.
36 As they traveled along the road, they came to
some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way
of my being baptized?”  [c] 38 And he gave orders to
stop the chariot.
Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and
Philip baptized him. 39 When they came up out
of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch
did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing.