Preaching Christ

Text: Acts 5:42 Most religious people recognize that the goal of preaching is to preach Christ. Yet there are distinct differences in their messages. Why? It is because of a misunderstanding about what it means to preach Christ. There is a popular way and a Scriptural way. We must opt for the Scriptural way. The […]

Accusations Against Truth Teachers

Text: John 15:18-21 Speaking the truth will make you the enemy of some (Galatians 4:16; Amos 5:10). Some made false accusations against Jesus (Matthew 9:32-34; 26:59). Jesus warned His disciples that it would happen to them. It happens to us today as well. This lesson will examine some of the accusations made against truth teachers […]

What to Call the Preacher

Text: 2 Timothy 1:10-11 This lesson will examine two things: (1) what the Bible calls those who preach the gospel and (2) what the religious world calls those who preach. Why is this important? Names mean something – they are used for a reason; they help describe the work (or the perceived work). This is […]

Paul’s Charge to Titus

Text: Titus 2:15 These Things Speak What “things” is Paul talking about? … the things fitting for sound doctrine (Titus 2:1) In speaking “these things,” we are also to avoid certain things – foolish controversies (Titus 3:9), myths (2 Timothy 4:3-4), human philosophy (Colossians 2:8), human commandments (Matthew 15:9), a perverted form of the gospel […]

Fire in My Bones

Text: Jeremiah 20:7-13 Persecution Against Those Who Preach the Word (v. 7-10) “Lord, You have deceived me and I was deceived” (v. 7) – word means allured or enticed; Jeremiah was called by God to speak (Jeremiah 1:17; 2:1-2); Jeremiah chose to speak (cf. 1 Corinthians 14:32) Persecution arose against Jeremiah, just as it will […]

Sounding Forth the Word

Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:8 Ways in which individuals and local congregations can spread the gospel in their area: Open Assemblies (1 Corinthians 14:23-25) This is typically the most consistently practiced method, yet one we sometimes forget in this context Our assemblies should be open to visitors such that they feel welcome attending (James 2:2-4) The […]

Not Peddling the Word of God

Text: 2 Corinthians 2:17 Those Who Peddle the Word They corrupt the word — changing the things in it (Galatians 1:6-9) and leaving things out of it (Acts 20:27) They adulterate the word — mixing in the commands, traditions, and opinions of men (Colossians 2:20-23; Matthew 15:6-9; Romans 14:1) There are “many” who do this […]