Institutional First Baptist Church Weekly Sermon
Delivered By
Dr. E. G. Sherman, Jr
Delivered On
May 31, 2015 at 10:45 AM
Essential Components of the Christian Religion
Dr. E. G. Sherman, Jr. Sunday May 31, 2015
Essential Components of the Christian Religion
Matthew 16:18 and 28:19-20
My Dear Readers - The 5th Sunday at our church is observed as 
Biblical Seminar Worship. The pastor lectures from the floor with each 
worshiper having a lecture noted below. 
A. Some form of Religious beliefs and actions are historic. 
B. Religion can be defined as a way of life centered about a belief 
in a Supreme Being who is absolute and eternal, but can be 
approached through prayer. 
C. Christianity is a religion promised by Jesus and secured by his 
finished work at Calvary 
D. Christianity is classified as one of the three Abrahamic Religions. 
E. The history, foundation, and outcome of embracing Christianity 
- all are documented in the Holy Bible. 

A. Conceptual origin ..................... Matthew 16:18 
B. The Great Commission ............. Matthew 28:19-20 
C. The Promise of power ............... Acts: 1:8 
D. The Advent of power ................. Acts 2 
E. The Church ( actualized, infancy, spread, persecution, and destiny )
III. The Bible: Sacred document for the Church 
A. Divine Author - The Holy Spirit 
B. Penmen: 2nd Peter 1: 20-21 and 2nd Timothy 3:16-17 
C. First proclaimers of the Word - A Apostolic Fathers 
D. Compilers of the Word - The Church Fathers and the Septuagints 
E. The Protestant Bible excludes the Apocrypha ( 14 books )but t 
they are included in the Catholic Bible. 
F. Users of the Word: Ministers, Christians, and Writers on the Word 
IV. Invitation to membership -
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