Bible Principles

October 23, 2019

Sexual Sins

Principle 35, Matthew – Sexual Sins Matthew 14:1-12 We must not underestimate the power of sexuality to cause demented people to engage in irrational acts of hate and even murder.Support the show (


Principle 34 – Matthew, Rejection Matthew 13:54-58 We should not be surprised when those closest to us reject the gospel and us as well. Support the show (

The Kingdom of Heaven

Principle 33, Matthew – The Kingdom of Heaven Matthew 13:18-53 To clearly understand Jesus’ references to the kingdom of heaven, we must carefully follow God’s unfolding revelation regarding the church in the rest of the New Testament. Support the show (

The Ministry of the Spirit

Principle 32 – Matthew – The Ministry of the Spirit Matthew 13:1-17 Though we are to offer the gift of salvation to all people, we must understand that no one can respond without God’s divine help through the Holy Spirit.Support the show (

God’s Spiritual Family

Principle 31, Matthew – God’s Spiritual FamilyMatthew 12:33-50To be in God’s eternal family, we must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and receive His gift of salvation. Support the show (

Proper Relationships

Principle 10 – Proper Relationships 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1We should maintain spiritual fellowship with authentic spiritual leaders and avoid relationships with false prophets and deceptive teachers. Support the show (

A True Test

Principle 9 – A True Test 2 Corinthians 6:3-13To evaluate the depth of our commitment to Christ, we should consider the degree to which we are willing to endure discomfort as ambassadors for Christ. Support the show (

Modeling the Message

Principle 8 – Modeling the Message 2 Corinthians 5:1-21To expose false religious leaders, we must first and foremost live authentic lives that demonstrate our faithfulness to Jesus Christ and his message. Support the show (

An Eternal Perspective

Principle 7 – An Eternal Perspective 2 Corinthians 4:1-18No matter what our circumstances in this life, we are to focus on God’s grace and eternal values. Support the show (

Living Letters

Principle 6 – Living Letters2 Corinthians 3:1-18We are to evaluate our ministry effectiveness by the Christlike changes that take place in people’s lives.Support the show (

Concern and Anxiety

2 Corinthians Principle 5 – Concern and Anxiety 2 Corinthians 2:12-17As brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, we should expect periods of anxiety that relate to the impact of sin on our relationships. Support the show (

Spiritual Restoration

2 Corinthians Principle 4 – Spiritual Restoration 2 Corinthians 2:5-11When we confront sin in the life of a fellow Christian, our primary goal should always be repentance and restoration. Support the show (

Transparent Communication

2 Corinthians Principle 3 – Transparent Communication 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:4When our motive and actions are misunderstood, we should be open and honest with God, ourselves, and those who are confused or even critical. Support the show (

Prayer and Protection

2 Corinthians Principle 2 – Prayer and Protection 2 Corinthians 1:8-11When comforting others who are suffering, we should combine our concern with corporate prayer. Support the show (

A Perspective on Suffering

2 Corinthians Principle 1 – A Perspective on Suffering 2 Corinthians 1:1-7With God’s help, we should view our afflictions as opportunities to encourage and comfort others who are suffering.Support the show (

Proper Body Function

1 Corinthians Principle 30 – Proper Body Function 1 Corinthians 14:26-40To produce spiritual maturity in our churches, we must create ways for the body of Christ to function in all of its parts—but always in productive and orderly ways. Support the show (

Articulate Communication

1 Corinthians Principle 29 – Articulate Communication 1 Corinthians 14:1-25When speaking to one another and to God in services of instruction and worship, we should focus on clear and understandable communication. Support the show (

Measuring Corporate Maturity

1 Corinthians Principle 28 – Measuring Corporate Maturity 1 Corinthians 13:8-13When measuring maturity in our local churches, we should use the Christlike qualities of faith, hope, and love—but especially love—as divine criteria. Support the show (

Reflections of Love

1 Corinthians Principle 27 – Reflections of Love 1 Corinthians 13:4-7To build up one another, we must demonstrate Christ’s love in all of our relationships.Support the show (

The Way of Love

1 Corinthians Principle 26, The Way of Love 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:3To create unity in our local churches, we must be committed to building up one another in love. Support the show (