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Christian Way of Life, Umbrella Doctrine and Explanation

Overview

Christian Way of Life Study, 2010-2011

 

Jesus taught the basics in John 13-17. I have selected verses from many in John. The apostles expanded the teaching in the epistles. The general truths are illustrated in many passages of Scripture, though specific church doctrine was not revealed in the Old Testament.

  1. Occupation with Christ-Love for God, center of attention, obedience-application.
    • Doctrine. Hebrews 12:2, Galatians 2:20, Luke 10:27, John 14:6, 21.
    • Demonstration. Daniel in Daniel 1, loyal obedient love for God; Mary, John 12:1-3 and Matthew 26:6-13; Jesus follows the Father’s will, Matthew 26:36-39; Jesus close fellowship and obedience to the Father, John 17; Paul, Philippians 3:7-14
  2. Knowledge of God’s word. Know-believe-apply.
    • Doctrine. 2 Peter 3:18. Romans 6:6-14, John 16:1, 4.
    • Demonstration. David of Psalm 19 and the writer of Psalm 119. Daniel, Daniel 9:1-2 and 10:12 with Jeremiah 25:11-12 and Jeremiah 29:1-14. Paul from a Roman prison, 2 Timothy 1:8-12.
  3. Faith and Rest. Know-believe-apply, rest and peace.
    • Doctrine. Hebrews 4, Hebrews 11, 1 Peter 5:7, Romans 8:28-39, John 15:27.
    • Demonstration. Caleb and Joshua, Numbers 13-14; Job, Job 19:25-27; Jeremiah, Lamentations 3; Paul in the shipwreck, Acts 27.
  4. Confession of sin for Fellowship when necessary. Close friendship with God.
    • Doctrine. 1 John 1:9, John 13:1-11.
    • Demonstration. Levitical priests before entering the tabernacle and serving God, Exodus 30:17-21 and 40:30-32; David, 2 Samuel 11-12, Psalm 51; Psalm 32; Daniel, Daniel 9:3-19.
  5. Living by the Holy Spirit. Faith dependence for power.
    • Doctrine. Galatians 5:16, Romans 8:1-5, John 14:26.
    • Demonstration. David, Psalm 51:11; Zerubabbel , Zechariah 4; Jesus, Luke 4; Paul in his message to the Ephesian elders, Acts 20:17-24.
  6. Prayer. Talking with our heavenly Father.
    • Doctrine. Colossians 4:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, John 16:24-27.
    • Demonstration. Daniel , Daniel 9:3-19 and 10:12; Jesus, John 17; believers praying for Peter who was in prison,  Acts 12:1-19.
  7. Ministry and Love. God’s plan, spiritual power or spiritual gifts, love, humility, spiritual warfare.
    • Doctrine. 1 Peter 4:8-11, Ephesians 5:2, John 13:34-35, 17:17-20.
    • Demonstration. Moses at first doubted even though God provided for his ministry, Exodus 3-4 and the plagues in 7-12; Jesus ministry with children, Mark 10:13-16; Jesus and Lazarus, John 11; Stephen’s Bible class in Acts 7:1-53 and his love for those rejecting Messiah and stoning him in 7:59-60.

Last Update

Sunday, February 19, 2017