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 […]

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 […]

“I Go to Prepare a Place for You”

Text: John 14:2-3 We sometimes hear the phrase, “Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.” Though the phrase itself is not in the Scriptures, the idea is Scriptural. In this lesson, we will examine this prepared place – what it is like and how it has been prepared. We will also examine the […]

When Paul Came to Rome

Text: Acts 28:16-17 Paul was forced to appeal to Caesar in order to be saved from the Jews who opposed him. When he came to Rome, the first thing Luke records him doing is calling the Jewish leaders to him. He wanted to explain why he was there and he wanted to teach them the […]

The Good Confession

Text: 1 Timothy 6:11-14 Confession is an important part of being a Christian. In this lesson, we will focus on confessing Christ as we consider the “good confession” that Timothy made. We Must Be Willing to Confess Publicly: “in the presence of many witnesses” (1 Timothy 6:12) – demonstrates that one has a strong conviction, […]

Steps of Salvation for the Christian

Text: Revelation 2:5 We regularly teach the “steps of salvation” for non-Christians (hear, believe, repent, confess, be baptized). After baptism, we must live faithfully (Revelation 2:10). How do we live faithfully? The same steps that led to one getting into Christ provide an outline for the steps we must take in our Christian walk. Hear […]

The Gospel and Salvation

Text: Romans 1:16-17 The Gospel is God’s Power to Save The gospel and salvation are inseparable from one another (Romans 1:16) Paul defines “the message of truth” as “the gospel of your salvation” (Ephesians 1:13) Paul’s Message Was Christ-Centered The message that Paul preached was centered on Christ (1 Corinthians 2:1-2) – this will, of […]