“I can’t wait until all 17 publicly profess their faith in Christ through baptism. Praise the Lord for His grace.”
Church discipline preserves holiness, fellowship, testimony, mission and doctrinal purity, and includes the following purposes: redemption, correction, protection, purification and justice.
Hebrews 6:4–6 is the crux interpretum of 5:11–6:8, and really for the entire book.
Three conversions represent three ethnological divisions found in Gen. 10: the Ethiopian eunuch Acts 8, a descendant of Ham; Saul of Tarsus, Acts 9, a descendant of Shem; and the Roman centurion, Cornelius, Acts 10, a descendant of Japheth.
Using active illustrations helps to communicate the gospel.