A New and Living Way

Text: Hebrews 10:19-25 Throughout the book of Hebrews, the writer has compared the new covenant with the old covenant. In every way, the new covenant in Christ is far superior to the old covenant. Because the new way is better, we should respond in a certain way. The Hebrew writer said, “Let us” do certain things. […]

Not Ashamed of the Gospel

Text: Romans 1:16-17 When Paul wrote to the Romans, he said he was “not ashamed of the gospel” (Romans 1:16). Because of his confidence in Christ’s message, he was “eager to preach the gospel” (Romans 1:15). We need to have the same confidence in the gospel that Paul had. Can we say we are “not […]

How the Church Grew in Ephesus

Text: Acts 19:20 When Paul came to Ephesus, he quickly converted twelve men (Acts 19:1-7). In three years (Acts 20:31), the gospel grew mightily (Acts 19:20) and the church went from just twelve men to “a considerable number” (Acts 19:26). There are challenges that come with being part of a smaller congregation. But we can […]

Confessing Sin

Text: 1 John 1:9 Confessing sin is important because it is tied to our salvation. Forgiveness & cleansing are conditioned upon us making confession to God of our sins. So in this lesson, we will spend some time looking at what the Bible says about confessing sins. Confess to Whom? To God (1 John 1:9) […]

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 […]

Who Will Enter the Kingdom of Heaven?

obedienText: Matthew 7:21-23 Not Everyone Will Enter the Kingdom Jesus stated simply in this sermon that not all will be saved (Matthew 7:21, 13-14) It is not because He does not want all to be saved — He does (John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:9) The fault lies with man The Role of Faith Jesus is […]