Hananiah’s False Prophecy

Text: Jeremiah 28:1-4 Hananiah was a false prophet who opposed Jeremiah and prophesied that God was going to break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar and restore the exiles. Hananiah was like many false teachers today. This lesson will examine the example of Hananiah and seek to answer two questions: #1 – What makes a message true? […]

Healing the People Superficially

Text: Jeremiah 6:14 Jeremiah was warning of destruction that was coming because of the people’s sin. They needed to repent but would not listen. Why? The false prophets convinced them of “peace” so they felt no guilt for their sins. The same is true today. False teachers have convinced people that they are saved, even […]

Brief Examination of Mormonism

Text: 1 John 4:1,6 Mormonism, like any other human religion, teaches some things that are true and some things that are false. In this lesson, we’ll consider a few fundamental Mormon doctrines & compare them with Scripture. Sources of Divine Inspiration Mormons believe in four sources of divine inspiration – the Bible (insofar as it […]

Burning Sacrifices to the Queen of Heaven

Text: Jeremiah 44:15-18 Jeremiah repeatedly condemned the people for the sin of idolatry. Here, they did not dispute the charges. They just refused to listen or acknowledge negative consequences of their behavior. Those who are caught up in false religions today do the same things – in their error, they refuse to accept certain things. […]

Vanity Among the Religious

Text: Ecclesiastes 12:8 By the end of Ecclesiastes, Solomon had thoroughly discussed the vanity of life. He concluded with our purpose: to fear God and keep His commandments (Ecclesiastes 12:13). Spiritual things must come first; everything else is secondary. Yet some, attempting to serve God, end up following vanity anyway in their improper pursuit of […]

Calvinism

A large percentage of those we hope to teach believe some or all of the basic tenets of Calvinism. Therefore, it is good to be reminded of these things so we can have a ready answer. Basic Tenets of Calvinism (TULIP) Total Depravity – man is born in sin, unable to choose to come to […]

Christmas and the Christian

Text: Luke 2:9-11 What is Christmas? Celebration / commemoration of the birth of Jesus (also called the nativity) Origins (brief history) — all dates you will find are after the first century (this is significant) Earliest evidence of a celebration for Jesus’ birth on December 25th is in the middle of the 4th century Current […]