Characteristics of the Gospel

From God – Acts 20:24 For All (universal) – Romans 1:16; Mark 16:15 Freely Given – 1 Corinthians 2:12 For Salvation – Romans 1:16

Natural Revelation

Text: Psalm 19:1-6 Creation reveals certain things about God God exists – Hebrews 3:4 God’s work in creation tells us certain things about Him – Romans 1:20 Contemplating God’s work in creation should humble us – Psalm 8:3-4

God’s Design

Text: Genesis 1:31 Home – Matthew 19:4-6; Genesis 2:18; Ephesians 5:22-6:4 Government – Romans 13:1-4; 1 Timothy 2:1-2; Acts 22:24-25 Church – Philippians 1:1; Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Timothy 3:15

Choose Whom You Will Serve

Text: Joshua 24:15 We have a choice to make We should be motivated by God’s goodness (v. 1-13) We must respond properly to God’s goodness (v. 14) We should not be influenced by others Choosing to follow God is a serious matter (v. 16-18)

Constants in a Changing World

The Nature of God – Malachi 3:6 The State of Man – Romans 3:23; Jeremiah 10:23 The Truth of God’s Word – John 17:17; Psalm 119:160 Application for Us: We must use the gospel to convert the lost We must hold fast the pattern We must not let our morality be shaped by our culture

Called by God

The Nature of the Calling – 2 Timothy 1:8-11 Who is Called? – Romans 9:24-26; Matthew 11:28 How are We Called? – 2 Thessalonians 2:14 What are We Called Out of? – 1 Peter 2:9; 2 Corinthians 6:17 What are We Called Into? – 1 Peter 2:9; Colossians 1:13; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 Timothy 6:12

Kindness & Severity of God

Text: Romans 11:17-24 Motivations to Faithfulness “Negative” Preaching – Jeremiah 1:9-10; 2 Timothy 4:2; Hebrews 10:26-31 Removing Part of the Message – Galatians 1:6-9 Both were Given for a Reason – Acts 20:27