J. Gordon Duncan

Culture, Business, Fitness, Etc.

Sovereign King Service Preview for 02/21/10

If you have ever been involved in a theological discussion or even a conversation about the interpretation of a particular passage of scripture, you have probably wished that God had given a guideline or instructional manual about how to do so without getting into a big fight.  I guess if God had given us those things then people would fight about what the instructional manual meant.

All joking aside, God really has taught us how to discuss the interpretation and application of scripture.  We mention these things all the time.

  • Philippians 2:3 – Consider others better than yourself.
  • Romans 12:16 – Never be wise in your own eyes.

Application of those two principles would more than likely eliminate the majority of theological and interpretative debates or at least change the volume of them.  These guidelines don’t cover every possible area of contention, but they do help us figure out how to have a discussion.  The larger picture about theological debate or scriptural discussion is creating a community of peace, even when we disagree.

Fortunately, Paul is going to take this discussion up for us in Romans chapter 14, so in light of what we just spoke of, we are going to ask this Big Picture Question at Sovereign King this week.

Big Picture Question:  What guidelines does God give so that the church might be at peace?

If you would like to join us at Sovereign King this Sunday, we meet for worship at 10:30am, and you can find directions to our space at http://www.sovereignkingpca.net/1.2.html

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