The Example of Those Who Fell in the Wilderness

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-12 Paul begins by reminding these Christians of the parallels between then and the Israelites (v. 1-4). But most died in the wilderness. We need to learn from their failings so we can avoid their sins. Do Not Crave Evil Things (v. 6) This was the fundamental problem that led to the […]

How to Prevent an Apostasy

Text: 1 Timothy 4:6-16 Put the Brethren in Remembrance (v. 6) Avoid Worldly Fables (v. 7) Be an Example of the Believers (v. 12) Give Attention to the Scriptures (v. 13) Fulfill Your Work (v. 14-15) Pay Close Attention (v. 16)

Can a Christian Fall from Grace?

Text: John 10:27-29 Many Believe the “Once Saved, Always Saved” Doctrine — It would be comforting if it were true Warnings About Falling Away If the righteous do evil, their righteousness will be forgotten (Ezekiel 33:12-13) Parable of the sower — rocky soil (Luke 8:13) The vine & the branches (John 15:2,6) Paul — it […]

The Path to Denominationalism

The Desire by Some for Power & Control – 3 John 9-10 Christians Putting their Trust in Men – 1 Corinthians 1:12; 3:4-5; 4:6 Unity on Some Other Standard than God’s Word – John 17:17 Practices/Customs that are Wrongly Bound upon Others – Matthew 15:1-9

The Path to Denominationalism

The desire by some for power and control (3 John 9-10) Christians putting their trust in men (1 Corinthians 1:12; 3:4-5; 4:6) Unity on some other standard than God’s word (John 17:20-21; 2 John 9-11) Practices/customs that are bound upon others (Matthew 15:1-9)

Jerusalem’s Failings

Text: Zephaniah 3:2 Did Not Obey Rejected Correction Did Not Trust in the Lord Did Not Draw Near to God

Warning Against Falling Away

Text: Hebrews 3:12-13 Take Heed – Warning based on the reminder in verses 7-11 Brethren – Christians can fall away An Evil, Unbelieving Heart – We can develop a heart like this Falling Away from the Living God – Apostasy from the One who can either reward us or punish us Encourage One Another – […]