Righteousness is as Filthy Rags

Text: Isaiah 64:6 This verse is often used by those who believe salvation is by faith only. This lesson examines the verse in question, as well as what the Bible has to say on the subject of faith and works. “…all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment…” What the “Faith Only” Proponents Want […]

Uncertainty of Salvation

Text: John 8 God Doing His Part is Certain Jesus did the Father’s will (v. 28-29,55) Certain knowledge of His purpose/mission (v. 14) He would complete His mission (v. 21) Man Doing His Part is Uncertain – we must remove hindrances and meet the conditions Hindrances to Salvation Misunderstanding the truth (v. 22,25,27,43,48,52) Ignoring reality […]

The Gospel of the Grace of God

Text: Acts 20:24 The gospel reveals, and is part of, God’s grace – Titus 2:11-12 What do we preach? Jesus has come – Acts 19:1-5 Conditions of grace – Acts 20:21; 19:3-5 Kingdom of God – Acts 20:25 Warnings against apostasy – Acts 20:29-31 Why do we preach it? – Acts 20:32

The Word of the Cross

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18 Paul’s Duty to Preach (v. 17) Two Opinions of the Gospel (1:18-2:5) Why is it Seen as Foolishness? The rejection of Christ Spiritual, not physical kingdom Call to sacrifice How is it the Power of God? This is how He chose to save us It shows what God has done It […]