Wednesday, March 23, 2016


1 Corinthians 2:9-16, 2 Tm. 3:16-17, 1 Cor. 11

Pastor Rick Jackson

Some falsely accuse us, Fundamental Baptists, of worshipping the Bible- a charge which is untrue. We follow the Bible because it is the Word of the Living God. We worship God and so we follow His Word. Anyone who claims to follow God but does not follow His Word is only fooling himself.

The idea of “Good Friday”, along with infant baptism, a misunderstanding of the Lord’s Supper calling it a sacrament and the Mass, and a host of other things are carry-overs from the Roman Catholic Church and are not Biblical. In fact, they are decidedly unbiblical.

The Bible teaches God has revealed truths to us which should be compared to other truths – not to contradict them- but to complement and explain them [1 Corinthians 2:9-16]. In 2 Tm. 3:16-17 we find four things the Scripture does for us: (1) Doctrine- tells us what to believe (2) reproof- tells us what NOT to do (3) Correction- tells us what not to believe and (4) Instruction in righteousness tells us what to do. In 1 Corinthians 11 we say these four applications of the Word in relation to the Lord’s Supper.

I. THE APPLICATION OF CORRECTION [1 Cor. 11:17-19] In this church were some false beliefs that Paul has had to deal with. Heresies that need to be corrected by the Word of God.

II. THE APPLICATION OF REPROOF [1 Cor. 11:20-22] Often when our beliefs our wrong it can cause our actions to be wrong as well. Paul says they were coming together, even as we are admonished to do, but for the wrong reasons and in a wrong way. Paul reproves them.

III. THE APPLICATION OF DOCTRINE [1 Cor. 11:23-26] Here the Apostle reminds them why they were coming together. The emphasis is on Christ, His Blood, His Body, His Coming Again- our blessed Hope!

IV. THE APPLICATION OF INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS [1 Cor. 11:27-34] After he reminds them what to believe, Paul reminds them of what to do- how to approach the Lord’s table.

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