Trust in the Lord

Text: Proverbs 3:5-7 The words of the wise man to his son contain important reminders for each one of us today. Trust in the Lord (v. 5) To trust God means we put our faith in Him Trust must be earned – God has certainly earned our trust (Lamentations 3:22-23) God has shown His faithfulness through His providence (Genesis 8:22; […]

What Others Say and What You Say

Text: Matthew 16:13-17 Before promising to build His church, Jesus taught His disciples an important lesson on what to believe. He first asked them who others said the Son of Man was, then asked them who they said He was. It was helpful to recognize what others were saying. But it was also vitally important […]

The Faith to Move Mountains

Text: Matthew 17:14-21 On this occasion, a man came to Jesus requesting that He cast a demon out of his son. He first brought his son to Jesus’ disciples. They could not cure him, but Jesus was able to do so immediately. Afterward, Jesus’ disciples asked Him why they could not cast out this demon. […]

Spirit of Faith

Text: 2 Corinthians 4:13 Paul compares his faith to that of the psalmist. Godly people have always had this type of faith in God, even if they were under a different law during the Old Testament. We need to have “the same spirit of faith” today. Faith Enables Us to Endure Hardship Paul had just […]

Does it Matter What We Believe?

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 Paul’s point in this passage is that we must be careful what we listen to and that we must believe only that which is true. Brethren sometimes wonder if it matters what we believe on certain doctrinal issues, since these would simply be matters of belief and not practice. Salvation is […]

The Great Faith of the Centurion

Text: Luke 7:2-10 What prompted Jesus to say, “Not even in Israel have I found such great faith” (Luke 7:9)? Let us consider what Jesus describes as “great faith.” Great Faith Recognizes One’s Own Unworthiness (v. 6-7) We must understand our insignificance in Creation (Psalm 8:3-4) We must understand our state as sinners (Romans 3:23) […]

Things That Are More Valuable Than Gold

Word of God (Psalm 19:10; 119:72) Valuable because it comes from God (2 Timothy 3:16) — He Himself is more valuable than gold (Job 22:24-25) Addresses the biggest problem in the history of man — sin (Romans 3:23; 6:23) — and provides the only solution (Acts 4:12) It will never become outdated (Jude 3; Galatians […]