The Church as a Temple

Text: 1 Corinthains 3:16 There are several ways that the church is described in the New Testament. One way is in our text – the church is “a temple of God.” What does this mean? Why did the Lord give this role to the church? How does it function as this? What Does This Mean? Temple […]

The Church as a Self-Edifying Body

Text: Ephesians 4:11-16 There are several ways that the church is described in the New Testament. One way is in our text – the church is a self-edifying body What does this mean? Why did the Lord give this role to the church? How is this role carried out? What Does This Mean? Body – this […]

The Church as the Pillar and Support of the Truth

Text: 1 Timothy 3:15 There are several ways that the church is described in the New Testament. One way is in our text – the church is “the pillar and support of the truth.” What does this mean? Why did the Lord give this role to the church? How is this role carried out? What Does […]

Measuring the Love of God

Text: Ephesians 3:14-21 This chapter begins with Paul describing what God has given – His grace in the gospel (v. 2-3), a way to understand His will (v. 4), salvation to the Gentiles (v. 6), His wisdom made known (v. 10), the church (v. 10), His eternal purpose carried out in Christ (v. 11). All of […]

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 […]

Is the Church a Cult?

Text: Acts 24:14 When Paul stood before Felix, he was accused of being “a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes” (Acts 24:5). He acknowledged that he served God “according to the Way which they call a sect” (Acts 24:14). Calling the church a “sect” was meant to disparage/discredit Paul and His message. The term “cult” is […]

The Message of Haggai: Rebuilding the Temple

Text: Haggai 1:3-8 In this series, we are going to do an overview of the Minor Prophets. The goal is to (1) understand the overall theme of each book and (2) see what lessons there are for us. In this lesson, we are going to see what we can learn from the book of Haggai. […]