Some well-known theologians and preachers thought
doctrinal matters were important.
A. W. Tozer wrote, “Great saints have always been dogmatic.”
J. I. Packer wrote, “There can be no spiritual health without
D. Martyn Lloyd Jones write, “We cannot have the benefits of
Christianity if we shed its doctrines.”
Philips Brooks wrote, “The truth is, no preacher ever had any
strong power that was not the preaching of doctrine.”
The disciples forgot to take bread on their journey.
Jewish tradition often used the image of yeast for evil.
“Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole
lump?” (1 Cor 5:6).
We need to be on guard against the yeast of error.
Evil often acts just like yeast.
We need to be on guard against error.
That is a major role of our elders.
An elder must be “holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he
may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who
contradict” (Titus 1:9).
We must all guard ourselves against error.
That will prevent division (1 Cor 1:10).
If we practice error individually, God will judge us Rev 2:20-25.
The disciples say, “It is because we have taken no
bread” (v 7).
Jesus: “O you of little faith, why do you reason among
yourselves because you have brought no bread?” (v
The disciples had little faith.
How strong is our faith?
“Increase our faith” (Lk 17:5).
We know why Jesus said the disciples had little faith.
He fed five thousand & had 12 basketfuls left over (Matt
He fed four thousand & had 7 basketfuls left over (Matt 15:2939).
God has promised to provide for us.
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