Righteousness is as Filthy Rags

Text: Isaiah 64:6 This verse is often used by those who believe salvation is by faith only. This lesson examines the verse in question, as well as what the Bible has to say on the subject of faith and works. “…all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment…” What the “Faith Only” Proponents Want […]

Why God’s Commands Are Disregarded

Text: John 2:1-11 Excuses the servants could have given for not obeying Jesus: We Think It Won’t Work – God’s ways are wiser than ours (1 Corinthians 1:25) We Think It Isn’t Necessary – It is not up to us to determine what is or is not necessary (Matthew 28:18) It Is Not What We Are Used […]

Our Purpose in Life

Text: Ecclesiastes 12:13 Fear God To fear, we must first believe in Him (Romans 1:20) Recognize our place before Him (Psalm 8:3-4) Understand that we are accountable to Him (Ecclesiastes 12:14) He is willing and able to destroy us for our sin (Matthew 10:28; Hebrews 10:29; Romans 2:4-6) Keep His Commandments Our purpose from creation […]

Beatitudes in the Book of Revelation

Blessed are: Those Who Read & Hear – Revelation 1:3 Those Who Heed the Words of This Book – Revelation 22:7 Those Invited to the Marriage Supper – Revelation 19:9 Those Who Wash Their Robes – Revelation 22:14 Those Who Have a Part in the First Resurrection – Revelation 20:6 Those Who Stay Awake and […]

Excuses for Disobedience

Note: This is not a list of things that excuse us from serving God. Rather it is a list of reasons people give for not serving God as they ought to. “I didn’t know” – 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 “It seemed right” – Proverbs 14:12 “I heard it was alright” – 1 Corinthians 4:6 “Others do […]

Saved by Water

Text: 1 Peter 3:20-21 Saved from Punishment – Genesis 6:5-7; Acts 2:37-41 Possible by Following God’s Instructions – Hebrews 11:7; Romans 6:17-18 Marked the Beginning of a New Life – Romans 6:4 Not Saved by Water Only Grace – Genesis 6:8; Titus 2:11 Faith – Hebrews 11:7; Romans 5:1

Doers of the Word

Text: James 1:17-25 Brought forth by the word (v. 17) Quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger (v. 19) Receive the word in humility (v. 21) Be doers, not merely hearers (v. 22-25)