Grace Bible Church
Basic Training in Doctrine
Guest Speaker: Pastor Joe Sugrue
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Self-righteous people have no manners and they judge with contempt others who don’t agree with their narrow minded way.

“answered” – apokrinomai = to judge from the source of yourself. They judged Him wrong when He stated that the truth will make you free.

Christ didn’t come to liberate governments; He came to establish forever a choice. The First Advent is all about our real problem – the mastery of the OSN.

The cross has to come before the crown of Israel’s promised Millennium. The cross has to come before the crown of the believer’s success in the spiritual life.

Christ is the only liberator. He is the only builder. He is the only sacrifice worthy to let the captives free.

John 17:11
“And I am no more in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to Thee. Holy Father, keep them in Thy name, the name which Thou hast given Me, that they may be one, even as We are.

What name has the Father given Him, the humanity of Christ who at this point is ready to bleed from His pores He’s under so much pressure – Sons.

John 17:1
“Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son, that the Son may glorify Thee,

Notice how being a disciple of His comes before being set free!

Doctrine means that everything is provided for you; it is just a matter of learning it and using it.

“Abraham’s seed” – emphasis on physical birth. In the self-consciousness of these people was a tremendous pride in their race.

The Jews emphasised the physical seed of Abraham and they are relying upon physical birth rather than regeneration for relationship with God.

The Jews thought that they were the only ones free to serve God and that they received this through physical birth, through the rite of circumcision, followed by the system of works which they had developed.

They are in bondage to the Mosaic Law plus the hundreds of commandments that have been added to the Mosaic Law. Had Jesus made an issue of this He would have obscured the true spiritual issue.

The true issue: Every one of them there was in bondage to his old sin nature.

ROM 7:7
What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, “You shall not covet.”



“abide” – aorist active subjunctive of meno = to persist, to stick with doctrine no matter what. Active voice – it’s your decision. Subjunctive mood – it’s your option.

A disciple is a believer who never quits on the word of God – no matter what failures or successes he has.

“shall know” – ginosko = to learn by studying. This is the function of the HS under the authority of your pastor-teacher.

“the truth” – aletheia = that which is not concealed. This refers to the mystery doctrine of the Church-age.

The truth to all categories of philosophy, history, mathematics, and science will never be fully revealed. It is only BD that is fully revealed in time.

Freedom is slavery to the truth of retroactive and current positional truth.

Freedom is slavery to the authority of the standard or mold of the word of God.

Freedom is slavery to the authority of the imputed divine double righteousness that you received at the moment of salvation.

Freedom is free will decision to serve our New Master and Husband by serving His body.

1 Cor 7:4
The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.

Freedom is free will decision to serve our New Master and Husband by serving His body.

Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: It is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.”

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