Ask for the Ancient Paths

Text: Jeremiah 6:16 Jeremiah received a warning from God to deliver to the people: Jerusalem was going to be punished for their sin. A final call was made for them to return, but they refused. The Scriptures teach that it is possible for God’s people to fall away today. How does this happen? And how can […]

An Objective Look at Apostasy

Text: Isaiah 1:18 The Lord offered His people an invitation to consider their apostasy objectively. How did they fall away? How did their apostasy affect them? How could they return? These people had fallen away from God and did not realize it. We need to objectively examine ourselves to make sure we do not fall […]

Why Was Paul Amazed at the Apostasy in Galatia?

Text: Galatians 1:6-9; Acts 13-14 Paul’s letter to the Galatians was addressed to the churches of that region – Antioch of Pisidia, Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe. These churches were established during Paul’s first preaching journey (Acts 13-14). The Christians in this region experienced a lot of opposition to the gospel, yet this was not what caused them […]

Sound the Alarm

Text: Hosea 5:8 Much of the preaching that is done today avoids the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27). Instead, it emphasizes what is positive, feel-good, and motivational. It is this way because that is what people want (2 Timothy 4:3). There is a general dislike, even among some of our brethren, of preaching that […]

Point Out These Things to the Brethren

Text: 1 Timothy 4:6 A preacher’s job is not to find some new thing to present to his audience every time he preaches. He is simply to “preach the word” (2 Timothy 4:2) – informing, challenging, and reminding them; but there will be nothing new (Galatians 1:8-9). The verse of our text reminds us of the […]

“A Dog Returns to Its Own Vomit”

Text: 2 Peter 2:18-22 Peter wrote this epistle in order to remind these brethren of some things before he departed (1:12-15). One of his warnings was about the threat of false teachers (2:1-2). There was a real danger that these Christians could fall away; he wanted them to be prepared. We need to heed his […]

Love Will Grow Cold

Text: Matthew 24:9-13 Jesus warned His disciples of some difficult times that would be in their future. Sadly, hardships would cause many to turn from God and “grow cold” in their love and devotion to Him. This passage mentions six things that can cause people to depart from the Lord. These are things we must […]