The Churches of Men

Text: Matthew 15:13 There are many churches in the religious world that can be classified as “churches of men.” We need to be warned about these churches – not just so that we can avoid being a part of them, but so that we can help lead others out of them. Define “Churches of Men” We often […]

The Lord’s Church

Text: Matthew 16:18 This is the first in a series of lessons about different churches. There are many different churches in the religious world. We need to know why they are different and why that is important. In this lesson, we will look at the church that Jesus established – the one shown to us […]

Why Being Non-Denominational Is Not Good Enough

Text: Revelation 3:1 In the past, more emphasis was placed upon denominational affiliation. But for many today, this is less important. This mindset has given rise to the number of “non-denominational” churches. For years, faithful brethren have rightly condemned denominationalism. So is the trend of non-denominationalism a good thing? Maybe not. Why not? Simply being non-denominational is […]

The Problem with Denominations

Text: Matthew 16:18 In the first century, there were no denominations – only the Lord’s church. But today, there are thousands of denominations. Is this a problem? Many say “no” – they have been taught to join the church of their choice because one church is as good as another. Yet the Bible says that […]

Healing the People Superficially

Text: Jeremiah 6:14 Jeremiah was warning of destruction that was coming because of the people’s sin. They needed to repent but would not listen. Why? The false prophets convinced them of “peace” so they felt no guilt for their sins. The same is true today. False teachers have convinced people that they are saved, even […]

What the Lord Wants Us to Give Up

Text: Colossians 2:20-23 Lent is the 40-day period beginning with Ash Wednesday leading up to Easter. Those who practice it, give up something for forty days. No matter how well-intentioned, these man-made practices do not help. Instead of thinking we have some spiritual obligation to give up some insignificant luxury for forty days, let’s look […]

What Makes Us Different?

Text: 1 Peter 2:9 God expects His people to be distinct. This not only means we will be distinct from the world, but His church will be distinct from the denominations. Though both will claim to follow Christ, there are great differences between them. The reason comes down to what we recognize and accept about […]