How is the Church to differ from the world? In this sermon, Alistair Begg explains several characteristics that should distinguish God’s people. Scripture calls us, for instance, to be radically content in all circumstances. Church leaders, meanwhile, are to be driven by a care for God’s people and His glory. Finally, strange teachings—especially those that contradict the Gospel—must be rejected. Instead, we are to embrace the disgrace that comes from siding with the crucified Christ.
9Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them. 10We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat. 11For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. 12So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. 13Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured. 14For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.
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