“We Are Unworthy Slaves”

Text: Luke 17:7-10 Most of the denominational world is under the heavy influence of Calvinism (unconditional election, irresistible grace, etc.). So they object to our teaching that obedience is necessary. They argue that we believe we can “earn” our salvation. But this is not the case. The passage under consideration in our lesson is important […]

“Consider Your Ways!”

Text: Haggai 1:5 Haggai prophesied about the need to rebuild the temple. As the people were instructed to do this, they were also told to consider their ways. It is important for us to consider the lessons revealed by the prophet Haggai. Do Not Make Excuses The people were saying, “The time has not come…for […]

What People Want and Don’t Want in Religion

Text: Colossians 2:20-23 Paul describes certain practices that fall under the category of “self-made religion,” or “will worship” (KJV). This is worship according to the will of man. People often want to be religious because it satisfies their conscience. But they want to be religious on their terms, not God’s. So in this lesson, we […]

As Obedient Children

Text: 1 Peter 1:14-16 Christians are the children of God. Just as an earthly father would, our heavenly Father expects certain behavior out of His children. What is God’s will that He expects of us? Our text mentions a few things. God Expects Us to be Obedient “As obedient children” (v. 14) – many try […]

“Cursed Be the One Who Does the Lord’s Work Negligently”

Text: Jeremiah 48:10 Verse is found in the prophecy against Moab. In this context, those doing the Lord’s work were the Babylonian soldiers – they were not to be negligent in warring against them. This is a Scriptural principle – we must do the Lord’s work diligently, not negligently (Ecclesiastes 9:10). Be Diligent in Studying […]

They Have Obeyed Their Father’s Command

Text: Jeremiah 35:1-17 The respect the Rechabites had for their earthly father provides an example for how we should respect our heavenly Father. Why This Example is Important Children are to obey their parents (Ephesians 6:1-3) – honor them even in adulthood (Exodus 20:12; Matthew 15:4-6) Parents are responsible to “train up” & discipline their […]

Who Will Enter the Kingdom of Heaven?

obedienText: Matthew 7:21-23 Not Everyone Will Enter the Kingdom Jesus stated simply in this sermon that not all will be saved (Matthew 7:21, 13-14) It is not because He does not want all to be saved — He does (John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:9) The fault lies with man The Role of Faith Jesus is […]