The Fourfold Foundation of the Gospel

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 In Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth, he reminded them of the fundamental truths of the gospel. These were the points upon which everything else was built. He mentioned four facts that were “of first importance” in God’s saving message. Let us consider the facts that comprise the foundation of the […]

Four Trustworthy Statements

Text: 1 Timothy 1:15; 4:7-9; 2 Timothy 2:11-13; Titus 3:8 In an era of “fake news,” it is difficult to find reliable information we can trust. However, there is one source of information we can trust – the word of God (Psalm 119:160). In Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus, he shared some “trustworthy” statements. We will […]

The Road to Gaza

Text: Acts 8:26-40 In this lesson, we’re going to visit one who was traveling the road to Gaza. As we travel down the road to Gaza, we will learn about preaching Jesus. Where We May Find Prospects Philip had been in Samaria – many people were responding to the gospel (v. 12-13); after that, he […]

Quibbles about Baptism

Text: Acts 10:47 Even when there was a question in the early church about accepting the Gentiles, agreement on baptism was expected. This is not true today. Religious people have different ideas about baptism and quibble as to its meaning. In this lesson, we are going to look at some passages that are commonly misused/targeted. We will see what […]

Responding to the Invitation

Text: Acts 2:40 At the end of a sermon, we typically offer “the invitation.” This is natural since the gospel CALLS us, there is an appeal made for the hearers to ANSWER that call. How do we (or others) respond to the invitation? What is our attitude? What is the reason for our response? How is […]

Steps of Salvation for the Christian

Text: Revelation 2:5 We often emphasize the “steps of salvation” – what one must do to become a Christian (hear, believe, repent, confess, and be baptized). After that, we must live faithfully. But how do we live faithfully? The church in Ephesus was told to “do the deeds you did at first.” Remember the steps that lead […]

The Name of “Christian”

Text: Acts 11:26 In our text, DISCIPLES were called CHRISTIANS. Let us consider what the Bible says about the name we wear. The Importance of a Name Names often reflect a meaning – “called Barnabas…means Son of Encouragement” (Acts 4:36) Yet a name is more than a description – one may be funny, smart, caring, patient, etc.; yet […]