Training Children

Text: Proverbs 22:6 The training of children is done in two ways – by instruction (teaching them what is right) and by discipline (punishing them for doing what is wrong). Parents are responsible for training their children and must take this work seriously. Failing to train children in the right way will bring shame upon […]

The Home in Which Children Are Raised

Text: Genesis 1:27 God’s plan from the beginning was for a man and a woman to “be fruitful and multiply.” This would be done in marriage (Genesis 2:24). Unfortunately, this does not always work out – either through sin or tragedy – leaving single parents or other caretakers to do the best they can for […]

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) […]

Preaching Christ

Text: Acts 5:42 Most religious people recognize that the goal of preaching is to preach Christ. Yet there are distinct differences in their messages. Why? It is because of a misunderstanding about what it means to preach Christ. There is a popular way and a Scriptural way. We must opt for the Scriptural way. The […]

You Must Be Born Again

Text: John 3:1-8 The Kingdom is Open to All Jew or Gentile, young or old, etc. But one must be born again – even the Jews, God’s chosen people What is the New Birth? Of water and the Spirit Baptism – by water (Acts 8:36-38) and by the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13) Comparison between Physical […]

Redefining Christianity

Some are trying to change the religion of Christ so it fits with their desires and the trends of society. What is being rejected? Personal discipline Any appearance of tradition Absolute standard of truth What is being accepted? Spiritual diversity Interpersonal connections over spiritual education Different forms of art & instruction in religious events Different […]

Unity in Christ

Text: Galatians 3:28 1. God’s Desire for Unity – John 17:20-21 2. Our Standard for Unity – John 17:17,20-21 3. Drawing Lines of Fellowship – Romans 14:1; 2 John 10 4. Need to Have Love – 1 Corinthians 5:13; 2 Corinthians 2:6-8