Holding Onto The Truth In The Church

A talk given at St Helen’s Bishopsgate in 2015. Phillip was preaching at the South East Gospel Partnership.


Sermon Outline

  1. The Day of the Church
    • Acts 7:38, Hebrews 12:18-25,
    • Deuteronomy 9:10, 10:14, 18:16
  2.  Deuteronomy 4:1-14
    • setting the scene Deut 1-3
    • vocal relationship not visual religion 4:9-14
    • words to listen, learn, teach, keep and do 4:1-10
    • your wisdom and understanding in the sight of the peoples 4:6-8
    • the warning of Peor 4:2-4
  3.  Balaam
    • money makes a donkey of him Numbers 22-24; Pet 2:14-16, Jude 11
    • seduces Israel Numbers25:1-9, 31:8,16
  4.  Why did it Happen
    • examples not to follow evil 1Corinthians 10:6,8
    • written for Christians 1Corinthians 10:11-13
  5.  Christ’s Warnings to the Church
    • to Pergamum Revelation 2:12-17
    • to Thyatira Revelation 2:18-29
    • in both, members have to stay true
  6.  Today’s Church
    • everyday
    • Balaam’s alive
    • national shifts
    • church not nation
    • pastoring by teaching
    • discipline by rescue and restoration
    • fearless and fearful holiness

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