The Transformative Power of Doctrine
Big Idea: Good doctrine transforms us to live good lives before a watching world.
1. Doctrine matters! What you ___________ matters!
Doctrine: A belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a church, political party or other group.
Where do you get your doctrine?
What shapes your values? Your behaviors? Your decisions?
2. _______ are we to ____________ to those who teach false/unhealthy doctrine?
---A. Rebuke “rebuke them sharply…”
---B. Restore “so they will be sound in the faith.”
“Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently.” Galatians 6:1
3. ________ in your ________________ and _________________ of good/sound doctrine.
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18
“And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good.” Titus 3:8
“Let your light shine before men that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven.” Matthew 5:16
Know What You Believe - Paul Little
Know Why You Believe - Paul Little
Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis
The Reason For God - Tim Keller
A Case For Christ - Lee Strobel
Systematic Theology - Wayne Grudem