The Christian Doctrine

Why is Christian doctrine so vital? Good preaching teaches us the difference between right and wrong.

Charles Stanley – In Touch Ministry

Strong Church (Matthew 16:13-20)

  • Followers filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:4-8)
  • Church beliefs originate from God’s word
  • Not afraid to stand against public opinion
  • Committed to prayer
  • Holy Spirit motivates generosity (Malachi 3:10)
  • Will learn to walk by faith believing what God says in his word
  • Genuine love for one another

Alistair Begg – Truth for Life Ministry

A Vital Church (Acts 2:42-47)

  1. The apostles’ teaching (sound doctrine)
  2. Fellowship (Hebrews 10:25)
  3. The sacraments
  4. Prayer
  5. Mutual care (Acts 2:44-45)
  6. Worship
  7. Continuous evangelism

Peter’s First Sermon (Acts 2:38)

Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Acts 2:42-47 – The Fellowship of the Believers

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.