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THE CAPACITY AND CHARACTER OF THE BAPTIST PEOPLE (Character Building 7)

by | Feb 28, 2021 | Sermon

BIBLE READING: MATTHEW 25:14-30
Introduction
Every animal crated by God eats their food as they find it. The primary form of their food is what they eat. Out of all that God created, human beings are the only ones God created not to eat their primary form raw. God gave human being the grace to process with their brain. Hence, do not replace the Holy Ghost with your brain. There is a place of the Holy Ghost and a place of the brain.
Your brain is your capacity. The Holy Ghost is the enhancer of your brain. God gave you brain so you can give him rest. As a Baptist, we have the Capacity, we are not weaklings.
Capacity means ability. What God gave you is global. You have the global capacity to expand beyond where you are. Baptist knows the scripture though they sometimes misuse it. As a denomination, one of the challenges we have is not doing the needful at the right time.
BAPTIST CAPACITIES
• Ability to train people and raise giant for Christ.
• Ability to make necessary changes not static
MISCONCEPTIONS OF THE BAPTIST
• They say I am a born Baptist- Act 2:47
• We are the foundation members
• We are the baptized members
• We are the rich men in the Baptist settings. If you are rich man in the Baptist church and your life does not reflect Christ, you are a rich fool.
BASIC BAPTIST DOCTRINAL POLITY AND POSITION
The Bible is the final authority in matters of faith and fulfillment of destiny. It propels us into life and godliness. Paul made this remark and reminder to reaffirm the inspiration, potency and inerrancy of the bible while writing to Timothy his son in the lord. Paul said “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is Christ Jesus.. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that a man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (Timothy 3:15-17)

THE B.A.P.T.I.S.T Acronym – 1Thes. 5:21
B – Biblical Authority (2Tim 3:16-17; Isaiah 8:20)
A – Autonomy of the Local Church –Congregational System (1 Cor. 6:1-4; 5:1-3)
P – Priesthood of Believers (1 Pet 2:1-9; Heb 4:16)
T- Two Ordinances- Lord’s Supper & Baptism (Matt 28:18-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-30)
I – Individual Soul Liberty- Competency (Rom 14:12; John 8:36)
S – Separation of Church and State. (Matt 22:21; John 18:36)
T – Two churches Offices – Pastor, Deacon. (1 Tim 3:1-13; Phil 1:1; Eph 4:11)
S – Saved Membership- ‘Regenerate’. (John 3:3-7; 2 Cor. 5:17)
In conclusion, we have a system that if we don’t misuse it, it will work. The only position in a Baptist setting is the office of the Pastor and Deaconate. LET YOUR LIFE REFLECT CHRIST, DO HIS WILL, THEN YOU WILL BE CALLED A BAPTIST.

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