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Why We Are Not Primitive Baptists (Part 1) - Sonship of Christ; Church Autonomy (associations); Church Government

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66:48 minutes (13.82 MB)

Why We Are Not Primitive Baptists

I. The reason for this study.
1. Since the Minneapolis Church is an independent and autonomous church and not part of a denomination or an association, it is difficult in a few sentences to explain to someone "what kind of church" we are.
2. For that reason, we sometimes will tell inquirers that compared to modern denominations or associations, we are most similar to Primitive Baptists.

Why We Are Not Primitive Baptists (Part 2) - Closed (Not Close) Communion

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49:40 minutes (10.27 MB)

VII. Interchurch communion.
1. Communion is a local church ordinance.
2. The apostle Paul dealt much with the issue of communion with the church at Corinth.
A. The first epistle to the Corinthians was addressed specifically "unto the church of God which is a Corinth" (1Co 1:2).
B. Paul tells them that "ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular" (1Co 12:27).
i. The body and members under consideration is the local church and the members of it (1Co 12:12-26).

Why We Are Not Primitive Baptists (Part 3) - Pagan Holidays (Christmas, Easter, Halloween)

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74:32 minutes (15.42 MB)

VIII. Pagan holidays.
1. The pagan origin of Christmas.

Pastoral Authority (Part 1)

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71:17 minutes (15.23 MB)

Pastoral Authority

I. Authority- 1. a. Power or right to enforce obedience; moral or legal supremacy; the right to command, or give an ultimate decision.

II. The derivation of pastoral authority.
1. All authority originates from God, and is given by God (Rom 13:1-2).
2. Power - II. As a person, body, or thing. 6. a. One who or that which is possessed of or exercises power, influence, or government; an influential or governing person, body, or thing; in early use, one in authority, a ruler, governor.

Pastoral Authority (Part 2)

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64:57 minutes (13.93 MB)

V. Pastors are supposed to teach, instruct, reprove, rebuke, exhort, and admonish their church members.
1. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life (Pro 6:23).
2. A primary job of a pastor is to reprove and rebuke (2Ti 4:2; 2Ti 3:16; Tit 2:15).
A. Reprove - 1. trans. To reject. 2. To express disapproval of (conduct, actions, beliefs, etc.); to censure, condemn. 3. To reprehend, rebuke, blame, chide, or find fault with (a person).

Communion (Part 1) - What Communion Is; Proper Elements Used in Communion

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68:02 minutes (14.61 MB)

A master copy of the indented outline in both MS Word and PDF formats can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

I. What is communion?
1. Definitions

Communion (Part 2) - Closed Communion

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63:21 minutes (13.62 MB)

A master copy of the indented outline in both MS Word and PDF formats can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

III. Who should participate in it?
1. There are three main positions which different churches and "churches" take concerning who should receive communion.
A. Open communion or free communion
i. Open or free communion means that anyone who walks into the church can take communion.
ii. Most churches will at least say that the person should be a "believer" in order to take it.
iii. This is the position of many Protestant and Baptist churches.
B. Close or strict communion

Communion (Part 3) - When, Where, Why, and How Communion is to be Observed

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63:14 minutes (13.66 MB)

A master copy of the indented outline in both MS Word and PDF formats can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

IV. When should it be observed?
1. There is no specified time or frequency given in the Bible for communion to be observed.
2. The commandments concerning when communion should be served are the following:
A. "...this do in remembrance of me." (Luk 22:19)
i. This verse tells us that communion is a commandment that is to be done.
ii. All church members must partake of communion when the church observes it, since Jesus said "this do."

Communion (Part 4) - Refuting Transubstantiation

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58:35 minutes (12.71 MB)

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VIII. Communion vs. the Catholic mass or the eucharist
1. The mass
A. The Roman Catholic and the Orthodox Catholic "churches" call their communion service the mass or the eucharist.
B. Mass n. - 1. The Eucharistic service; in post-Reformation use, chiefly that of the Roman Catholic Church.
C. Eucharist n. - I. 1. Eccl. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper; the Communion.

Communion (Part 5) - Origin of Transubstantiation; Eucharist in One Kind; Eucharist Worship

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56:43 minutes (12.17 MB)

A master copy of the indented outline in both MS Word and PDF formats can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

E. The pagan origin of transubstantiation
i. It is clear that transubstantiation has no scriptural basis and that the apostles did not practice it.
ii. So it if doesn't come from the Bible, where does it come from?
iii. Transubstantiation didn't even become a canonized Catholic dogma until 1215AD.

What it Means to be a Church

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103:18 minutes (22.37 MB)

A master copy of the indented outline in both MS Word and PDF formats can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

I. A church of Jesus Christ is more than just a group of people that meet together weekly to listen to a sermon.
1. A church is the body of Christ (1Co 12:27).
2. A church is the house of God (1Ti 3:15; 1Pe 2:5).
3. A church is the temple of God (1Co 3:16).
II. To be a church means being committed.
1. There is nothing more important in a Christian's life than to be in God's church.
A. A Christian should seek first the kingdom of God (Mat 6:33).

Baptist Church History (Part 1) - God's Promise to Preserve His Church; Perpetuity of the Ministry

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57:54 minutes (12.51 MB)

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Table of Contents

I. The purpose of this study.
II. The promise by God to preserve His church
III. The perpetuity of the ministry is inseparably connected to the perpetuity of the church.
IV. The marks of a true church of Jesus Christ.
1. Christ is the head and founder of the church.

Baptist Church History (Part 2) - Baptist Distinctives

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86:36 minutes (18.43 MB)

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IV. The marks of a true church of Jesus Christ -- things to look for when looking for the true church throughout history.
1. Christ is the head and founder of the church.
A. Christ is the founder of the true church (Mat 16:18).
B. Christ is the only head of the true church (Eph 5:23).
2. The Bible is the sole authority of the church.

Baptist Church History (Part 3) - Errors in True Churches; Catholics and Protestants not God's Church; Baptists not Protestants

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73:34 minutes (15.75 MB)

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V. Error in a church doesn't necessarily preclude a church from being a true church.
1. Consider some of the serious errors that were found in churches in the NT:
A. Lack of discipline in the church at Corinth (1Co 5:1-2).
B. Works-based salvation in the Galatian churches (Gal 1:6, 3:1-3; 5:1-4), and in the church at Jerusalem (Act 15:1).

Baptist Church History (Part 4) - 1st Century Churches; Montanists; Novatians; Donatists

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72:36 minutes (15.77 MB)

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X. The lineage of true Baptist churches from the 1st to the 21st century
1. The first century churches
A. John the Baptist was the first Baptist (Mat 3:1).
i. John opened up the New Testament church era (Luk 16:16).

Baptist Church History (Part 5) - Paulicians; Albigenses; Paterines; Catharists

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60:07 minutes (12.85 MB)

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5. The Paulicians (7th - 11th Centuries)
A. The Paulicians were a continuation of the Donatists and were found in Armenia and the eastern Byzantine Empire, and even as far west as Rome and France.

Baptist Church History (Part 6) - Petrobrussians; Henricians; Arnoldists; Waldenses

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64:12 minutes (13.82 MB)

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8. The Petrobrussians and Henricians (12th Century)
A. The Petrobrussians were named after their famous leader Peter de Bruys. They appeared in southern France in the early 12th century and numbered in the hundreds of thousands. After he was martyred, Peter was succeeded by a preacher named Henry, from which the name Henricians comes.

Baptist Church History (Part 7) - Anabaptists; Welsh Baptists; American Baptists; Primitive Baptists; Minneapolis Church

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79:24 minutes (17.16 MB)

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11. The Anabaptists (3rd - 16th Century)
A. The Anabaptists as a named group arose in the early 1500s in Germany.
i. The term Anabaptist means one who re-baptizes.

Making Things Work

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86:55 minutes (16.67 MB)

A master copy of the indented outline in both MS Word and PDF formats can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Making Things Work

I. The church is building project.
1. Saints are told to be "building up yourselves on your most holy faith" (Jud 1:20).
2. Building up ourselves is contrasted with those who "separate themselves" (Jud 1:19).
3. The church is the body of Christ to which God has given a pastor to edify it (Eph 4:11-12).

How to Start a Non-501c3 Church - The Constitution of the Excelsior Springs Church

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77:31 minutes (14.73 MB)


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The Form of the House (Eze 43:10-12)

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65:19 minutes (19.68 MB)


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The Form of the House - Eze 43:10-12

I. The prophet Ezekiel was told by God to show the house of God to Israel (Eze 43:10-11).
1. The purpose God gave for showing them the house was so "they may be ashamed of their iniquities" (v. 10).

Independent Churches - A Biblical Defense (Part 1) - Associations and Denominations are Unbiblical

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92:20 minutes (27.94 MB)

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Independent Churches - A Biblical Defense (Part 2) - Pastors Shouldn't be Busybodies in Other Churches

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81:17 minutes (24.56 MB)

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One Pastor and Church Government (Part 1) - Different Names for the Office of a Pastor

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63:35 minutes (19.18 MB)

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One Pastor and Church Government (Part 2) - The Duties of a Pastor; Deacons, Apostles, and Prophets

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84:37 minutes (25.55 MB)

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One Pastor and Church Government (Part 3) - Biblical Examples: Jesus and James

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64:03 minutes (19.39 MB)

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One Pastor and Church Government (Part 4) - Biblical Examples:Timothy, Titus, Churches of Asia

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57:12 minutes (17.34 MB)

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One Pastor and Church Government (Part 5) - Addressing Multiple Elder Verses

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54:38 minutes (16.48 MB)

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One Pastor and Church Government (Part 6) - Biblical Church Government

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78:57 minutes (23.84 MB)

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Church Discipline (Part 01) - The Necessity and Reason for Church Discipline

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64:15 minutes (19.4 MB)

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Church Discipline (Part 02) - Method of Church Discipline (Part A)

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79:40 minutes (24.07 MB)

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Church Discipline (Part 03) - Method of Church Discipline (Part B)

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55:58 minutes (16.86 MB)

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Church Discipline (Part 04) - Sins that Merit Church Discipline - 1Co 5:11, 1Co 6:9-10

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67:05 minutes (20.26 MB)

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Church Discipline (Part 05) - Sins that Merit Church Discipline - Gal 5:19-20

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64:26 minutes (19.44 MB)

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Church Discipline (Part 06) - Sins that Merit Church Discipline - Gal 5:20-21

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72:00 minutes (21.71 MB)

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Church Discipline (Part 07) - Sins that Merit Church Discipline - Eph 5:3-5

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60:35 minutes (18.26 MB)

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Church Discipline (Part 08) - Sins that Merit Church Discipline - Rom 1:29-30

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71:12 minutes (21.46 MB)

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Church Discipline (Part 09) - Sins that Merit Church Discipline - Rom 1:30-32; 1Ti 6:3-5

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79:25 minutes (23.94 MB)

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Church Discipline (Part 10) - Sins that Merit Church Discipline - 2Ti 3:1-5

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86:52 minutes (26.21 MB)

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Church Discipline (Part 11) - Church Restoration, Relating to Excluded Members

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93:11 minutes (28.16 MB)

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Feetwashing

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70:39 minutes (21.31 MB)

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Feetwashing

I. Jesus commanded us to wash each other's feet (Joh 13:14-15).

II. Feetwashing is an ordinance of the church.
1. Jesus washed the disciples feet after they finished eating the first Lord's Supper (Joh 13:1-5).

House Church Movement

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80:16 minutes (24.23 MB)

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Sermon series on Biblical Church Government: One Pastor and Church Government

The House Church Movement

I. There is a difference between churches that meet in houses and "house churches."
1. Many of the early churches met in homes (Rom 16:5; 1Co 16:19; Col 4:15; Phm 1:2).

Sunday School and Children's Church

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82:52 minutes (25.03 MB)

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Sunday School and Children's Church

I. The origin of Sunday School.

Baptist Bride Refutation (Part 1)

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62:23 minutes (18.82 MB)

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Baptist Bride Refutation

Baptist Bride Refutation (Part 2)

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36:56 minutes (11.17 MB)

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Baptist Bride Refutation (Part 3)

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71:55 minutes (21.74 MB)

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Visiting Other Churches

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87:49 minutes (26.56 MB)

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Visiting Other Churches

I. The purpose of going to church
1. To worship God in spirit and in truth (Joh 4:23-24).
2. To learn God's truth from the scripture (Act 2:42; Eph 4:11-12; Act 20:20, 27).
3. To pray to God (Act 2:42).
4. To fellowship with other believers (Act 2:42).
5. To sing praises to God (Col 3:16).
6. To keep the ordinances (1Co 11:2).
7. To be edified, exhorted, admonished, and rebuked (2Ti 4:2).

Why God Allows Trouble in the Church and How to Deal With It (Part 1)

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74:49 minutes (22.71 MB)

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Why God Allows Trouble in the Church and How to Deal With It (Part 2)

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77:15 minutes (23.41 MB)

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