Bible Principles

October 23, 2019 - 03:41 PM

Prideful Perceptions

Principle 10 – Prideful Perceptions 1 Corinthians 4:1-5To evaluate the maturity of our spiritual leaders, we must make sure we are spiritually mature ourselves.

God’s Direct Discipline

Principle 9 – God’s Direct Discipline 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 We should warn Christians who are dividing the church for selfish reasons that they may be directly and severely disciplined by God.

The True Foundation

Principle 8 – The True Foundation 1 Corinthians 3:5-15 We are faithfully to build the church on Christ—who He is and what He taught.

Becoming Like Christ

Principle 7 – Becoming Like Christ 1 Corinthians 3:1-4As Christ-followers we should become mature and follow His example in all of our relationships within the church.

Spiritual Wisdom

Principle 6 – Spiritual Wisdom 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 When we study the Word of God, we are to rely on the Holy Spirit to open our minds to understand God’s amazing plan of redemption as well as His will for our lives as followers of Jesus Christ.

God’s Power

Principle 5 – God’s Power 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 When presenting God’s truth, we should not depend upon our eloquence and personal strength but on God’s presence and power.

God’s Wisdom

Principle 4 – God’s Wisdom 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Though we may be considered unwise and even foolish by the world’s standards, we must understand that by God’s standards, we are wise and discerning.

Worldly Wisdom

Principle 3 – Worldly Wisdom 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 We must continue to present the supernatural message boldly even though there are many educated people who consider salvation by faith in Christ foolishness.

Divisive Behavior

Principle 2 – Divisive Behavior 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 Though it’s natural to prefer certain spiritual leaders, we should not allow these preferences to create divisions in the church.

God’s Grace

Principle 1 – God’s Grace 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 To explain and appreciate God’s grace, we must understand the various ways this divine source is used in the New Testament.

Progressive Sanctification

Principle 10, Philippians 3:10-21Progressive Sanctification To live in a manner worthy of the gospel, we must become more and more like the Lord Jesus Christ.

Made Righteous by Faith

Principle 9, Philippians 3:1-9Made Righteous by FaithTo be faithful to the gospel of Jesus Christ, we must never compromise the biblical teaching that we are made righteous by faith and faith alone.

Christlike Examples

Principle 8, Philippians 2:19-30Christlike ExamplesTo help Christians understand and imitate Christ’s attitude of unselfishness, humility, and self-sacrifice, we should expose them to spiritual leaders who model these qualities.

Exemplifying the Incarnation

Principle 7, Philippians 2:9-18Exemplifying the IncarnationTo demonstrate to the world who Jesus Christ is, we are to work out our salvation.

Imitating Christ

Principle 6, Philippians 2:1-8Imitating ChristTo live worthy of the gospel, we must live in harmony with one another, demonstrating Christ’s attitudes of unselfishness, humility, and self-sacrifice.

Mutual Support

Principle 5, Philippians – Mutual Support Philippians 1:27-30 When we face various challenges in life, we are to draw our strength not only from Christ’s love and mercy, but from the love we have for one another.

Eternal Values

Principle 4, Philippians – Eternal Values Philippians 1:19-26 As those who are free to worship God and communicate the gospel, we should maintain an eternal perspective.

The Pure Gospel

Principle 3, Philippians – The Pure Gospel Philippians 1:9-18 When evaluating various ministers and ministries, we should first of all consider what is being taught regarding the deity of Jesus Christ and how to be saved.

Expressing Appreciation

Principle 2, Philippians – Expressing Appreciation Philippians 1:3-8Spiritual leaders should express sincere appreciation to those who partner with them in the ministry.

Leadership Development

Principle 1, Philippians – Leadership DevelopmentPhilippians 1:1-2To produce mature and growing churches, we must make it a priority to mentor and develop qualified leaders.