Sermon Theme: We keep core Gospel truth as the basis for our unity, while we humbly hold to convictions that make our congregation unique in the broader church.
A. The Text
1 – walk worthy
2-3 – what that looks like: humble, patient unity
4-6 – seven one’s
1 Cor. 15:1-4 – “first-of-all” truth:
2 – “by which you are saved”
B. Three C’s: see picture
C. Core – gospel issues – litmus tests for believers
D. Convictions – issues that define a congregation but not all Christians
May we do that?
A list, in order of how unique
1) Covenant Renewal Worship
2) Covenant Communion
3) Household focus – Genesis 18:19
a) Leadership, Marriage, Women
b) Christian Education; Family Devotions; D.A.D.D.
c) Integrated church: nursery, church schedule
4) Doctrine leading to Love
a) Sermon discussion
d) Multiply small churches
5) Reformed and Presbyterian