Fundamentals of Righteousness

Text: Psalm 101 College courses are identified with a number that indicates the level of the material covered in the course. For example, “Biology 101” would be the basic, fundamental biology course. Higher numbered courses would build upon the foundation of the lower numbered courses. Coincidentally, Psalm 101 outlines the fundamentals of a particular subject […]

Making Sin a Trivial Thing

Text: 1 Kings 16:29-33 Ahab was one of the more infamous kings in the Bible. He was so wicked that sin had become trivial (unimportant, nothing to be concerned about). It is dangerous for sin to become a trivial matter. In Ahab’s example we see how sin becomes trivial so we can avoid this condition as […]

Pressing On Toward The Goal

Text: Philippians 3:12-14 Forget What Lies Behind Our old lives of sin (Romans 6:6) Evil companions (2 Corinthians 6:14-17) Hopelessness (Ephesians 2:12) Lack of direction (Jeremiah 10:23) Reach Forward to What Lies Ahead Maturity (Hebrews 6:1) Wisdom (Ephesians 5:15-18) Hope (Hebrews 6:18-20) Press On Toward the Goal We need to have endurance (Hebrews 12:1) Stay […]


Two Kinds of Temptation Testing, trying – that which comes from without Desire, lust – that which comes from within Results of Temptation Testing – James 1:2-4 Desire – James 1:13-15 Truths About Temptation – 1 Corinthians 10:13 How to Overcome Be on the alert – 1 Peter 5:8 Avoid bad situations/company – Proverbs 5:3-8; […]