"Membership Matters: #1 Agreement: The Foundation for Membership"
1. Priority is placed upon Doctrine. 2:42
a. Biblical doctrine was a concern of our Lord. John 17:17
b. Biblical doctrine was a command of our Lord. Matthew 28:18-20
2. Preference is given to Doctrine.
a. This preference was obvious.
b. This preference was continuous.
c. This preference was infectious.
3. Progress is made through Doctrine. 2:43-47
a. Reverence for God was prominent. 43
b. Deference was practiced in the church. 44-46
c. Influence was positive in the community. 47
4. Precision is developed in Doctrine.
a. The exclusivity and the sufficiency of Jesus Christ is developed.
Acts 4:10-12; 5:29-31; 8:35; 9:20; 10:34-43; 11:19-21; 13:32-39; 15:11; 16:30-31
b. The exclusivity and the sufficiency of Holy Scripture is developed. 2nd Timothy 3:15-17; 2nd Peter 1:20-21