By Your Providence

Text: Acts 24:2 The word “providence” is used only once in the Bible — describes the providence of a human governor. The way Felix would carry out various works by providence helps explain how God’s providence works today. God Has Given Instructions Instructions provided in the Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16-17) He has told us what […]

Simplicity of God’s Plan

Text: 2 Corinthians 11:3 Revelation Understandable (Ephesians 3:4) Concise (John 21:25) Complete (Jude 3) Salvation Problem of sin (Isaiah 59:2) God’s grace (Titus 2:11) Our faithful obedience (Romans 5:1; James 2:24) Evangelism Message (2 Timothy 4:2) Individual work (1 Peter 3:15) Collective work (1 Timothy 3:15)

The Vine and the Branches

Text: John 15:1-6 The Vine: Jesus He is the source of life He is the source of strength/nourishment He is what binds the branches together The Branches: Christians Individuals, not churches/denominations We must abide in Christ We are to bear fruit The Vinedresser: God the Father Cuts off unfruitful branches Prunes the fruitful branches Grafts […]

“Negative” Characteristics of God

Not negative as in bad or evil — God is perfect Negative in the sense of man’s perception — what people don’t like about God Jealousy — Exodus 20:3-5 Intolerance (towards sin) — Matthew 25:41,46 Wrath — Romans 2:5

Patience of God

Text: 2 Peter 3:9 Examples of God’s Patience Flood Nation of Israel End of the world Reason for God’s Patience – give us time to repent

Love of God

Text: 1 John 4:8 How God’s Love is Manifested Physical blessings – James 1:17 Spiritual blessings – Ephesians 1:3-14 God’s Love is Expressed to us in His Word Our Response to God’s Love Love one another – 1 John 4:7,11,21 Keep His commandments – 1 John 5:3

Power of God

Text: Genesis 1 Power in Creation – Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:20 Power of His Word – Psalm 33:8-9 Faith in His Power – Ephesians 3:20 Consistent pattern of God’s power demonstrated throughout the Bible: In Creation Account Power to create – Genesis 1:1 Power to control nature – Genesis 1:9,11,20,24 Power to give life – […]