All Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Text: Ephesians 1:3-14 There are many reasons to praise God. In our text, Paul emphasized the spiritual blessings that we have in Christ. Spiritual Blessings Predestination (v. 4-5) – tied to God’s foreknowledge (Romans 8:29); what God foreknew about the ones who would be predestined was their character; God predestined a specific class of people (holy and blameless) Grace […]

Oversimplifying Bible Passages

Text: 2 Peter 3:16 In teaching the Bible, we should strive to do so in a manner that is simple so that others can understand. However, some “distort” or “twist” the Scriptures by making them say something they do not. One of the ways this happens is by oversimplifying certain Bible passages. They assert something that […]

God’s Provisions in the Plan of Salvation

Text: Matthew 22:1-4 Salvation is impossible without the Lord (Acts 4:12). He has made everything “ready” (Matthew 22:4). God gave a plan in His word by which we can be saved (hear, believe, repent, confess, be baptized, and be faithful). Every step of the way, God has provided what is necessary for us to do what […]

Consider Your Calling

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:26 Paul spoke to the Corinthians of “the word of the cross” (1 Corinthians 1:18) and said that many rejected it, but they had accepted it. However, they needed to remain faithful. To encourage them to remain faithful, he told them, “Consider your calling” (1 Corinthians 1:26). We must do the same […]

The Gospel of Promise

Text: Galatians 3:1-29 This is the third of six lessons examining the gospel from the book of Galatians. This lesson will focus on the gospel as a message of promise. This promise extended all the way back to Abraham. As we will see, this promise is conditional. The Announcement The promise made to Abraham (Galatians 3:8) – promise of the […]

Cities of Refuge

Text: Numbers 35:9-15 Since the Levites were not given a territory like the other tribes, they were given forty-eight cities (Numbers 35:7). Six of them would be cities of refuge (Numbers 35:6). If someone killed someone else unintentionally, he could flee to one of these cities. In this lesson, we will consider five points about these cities […]

All the Way Down Romans Road

Text: Romans 1:15-17 “Romans Road” is a way of teaching the plan of salvation by going through verses in the book of Romans. It is an invention of the denominational world and is used by many. This lesson will examine this “Romans Road.” What is it? How is it useful? And how do those who […]