“The Fork in the Road” Sunday Worship Service (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

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1) Participate in our onsite worship service in the GYM which begins at 9:30 AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:45 AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  There are announcement slides and music at the start of the stream while we wait for the right time to join the service in progress.  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Title: The Fork in the Road Before Us

Text: Romans 16:17-27

Theme: Avoid false teachers

  1. False teachers’ unholy  ___________  & ____________
    1. They contradict what the Apostles taught.
    2. False teaching attacks the unity created in those who agree with & hold to the one true Faith’s tenets & principles.
  2. False teachers’ unholy  ___________  & ____________
    1. v. 18
    2. Method: the key here: they deceive, they seem something other than what they truly are.

Questions for Further Study:

False teachers usually follow a pattern Satan originated in tempting Adam & Eve to forsake the Lord & His way.  Read Genesis 3:1-7.  Can you see the following in those verses?  The false teacher comes as a friendly guide to show a “better way”; he/she questions God’s clear statement (Did God really say…) & seeks to create doubt; he denies God’s plain statement is true; denies His warnings come from His love; he implies God is holding back something that following the false teacher’s teaching will give.  He uses half-truths, e.g., knowing good & evil.

How have false teachers pressed the did God really say challenge when it comes to God’s creation of humans:  humans as bearing God’s image & likeness; humans as created male or female; marriage as between a man & a woman; God as man’s Provider, Lord, Judge & Law Giver…

How do false teaching & teachers create division, dissension among Christians?  What does God say faithful leaders are to do about it?

See:  Acts 20:28ff; Romans 16:17b; I Thessalonians 5:20-22; Titus 3:10-11.

Jesus said His words are spirit & life (John 6:63), life giving to those who receive them.  What is the fruit or effect of false teaching?  Can we tell if a teaching is false by its fruits?