Lessons From Church History
A Sermon on Romans 12:6-8
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. (ESV)
Churches self-governing; but not isolated; Acts 15; the rise of bishops and the papacy; the Church and denominations since the Reformation; the New Testament pattern.