Right Living from Right Teaching

Right living follows from rightly understanding, contemplating and obeying the teachings of Scripture. In part 1 of Doctrines Essential for Salvation, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Romans 12:1-2.

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Study Notes

In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.


We have often heard the expression, “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”  But, we might ask, What are the essential doctrines of the faith?  Are some doctrines “more essential” than others?  Are some teachings more important than others?  How do we determine these things?  This series will introduce a method for answering these questions and will start by examining doctrines that are essential for salvation.

What are the “essentials”? (Michael Patton/ Credo House)

Circle 1: Essential for Salvation

Circle 2: Essential for Historic Christian Orthodoxy

Circle 3: Essential for Traditional Orthodoxy

Circle 4: Essential for Denominational Orthodoxy

Circle 5: Important but Not Essential

Circle 6: Not Important

Circle 7: Pure Speculation


Part 1: Right Living from Right Teaching

Part 2: The Deity and Humanity of Jesus Christ

Part 3: Human Sinfulness and the Need for God’s Mercy

Part 4: Christ’s Atoning Death and Resurrection

Part 5: Salvation by Faith in Christ

Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy – Right Teaching and Right Living

Right Living follows from Right Teaching

Intellectual Assent vs. Faith and Obedience

Understanding the Text

  • Present yourself to God
  • Do not be conformed to the world
  • Be transformed by the renewal of your mind

Applying the Text

  • Are you a living sacrifice?
  • Do you seek to better understand right teaching?
  • Do you contemplate and obey right teaching?