After a 3 minute review, the new lesson begins with a 15 minute discussion on 'How to Handle Religious Disputes'. 1. Don't get mad 2. Look at the issues seriously 3. Have enough humility to realize we might not be right 4. Be mature
It is also important to remember to not give up previously held beliefs without proving the new point to be true. "A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways."
The rest of the discussion regards the importance of: 1. Using the means of grace 2. Realizing some folks are 'Little-Faith' by the sovereignty of God. 3. That the church needs to have those 'Little-Faiths' among them for their sake (they need encouragment) and for our sake (we need to show them love and minister to them).
This sermon ends the discussion on Little-Faith, which is the longest individual section in Pilgrim's Progress and deals with the doctrine of the Perseverance of the Saints.
Great Sermon! I appreciate this teaching as I've gotten into some pretty heated disagreements over the years. Really good Biblical advice here. Thank you Pastor Steve.
Great Sermon! This lesson is a continuation of the lesson titled "Little-Faith" of which I loved, it helped me so much, and so does this one. I can't encourage others enough to listen to both lessons, you will be glad you did.
Pastor Steve came to Christ at the age of 11. He graduated from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in 1979 with a B.A. in theology as the Valedictorian of his class. He joined our church in 1978, came on staff, full-time in 1980, was ordained as an Elder in 1982, and became...