Instructions About the Local Church

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:16-34 Churches of God (v. 16) Similar to Paul’s mention of the “churches of Christ” (Romans 16:16) Can we do anything we want as long as the congregation agrees to it? … No — we’re still accountable to God/Christ Required to act by His authority (Colossians 3:17) This is why sound churches […]

Charges Brought Against Paul

Text: Acts 24:1 Paul’s example shows us how to deal with false charges and persecution The Charges Causes division (Acts 24:5) — those who depart from the truth are the ones who cause the division, not the faithful (Jude 19) Opposes the government (Acts 24:5) — Christians are to submit to the government (Romans 13:1), […]

Seven Abominations

Text: Proverbs 6:16-19 Haughty Eyes – We need humility instead (James 4:6) A Lying Tongue – We are to love and value the truth (Proverbs 23:23) Hands that Shed Innocent Blood – Every life is precious because man is made in the image of God (Genesis 9:6; 2 Peter 3:9) A Heart that Devises Wicked […]

The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up

Text: John 3:14-21 Just as Moses Lifted Up the Serpent (v. 14-15; cf. Numbers 21:4-9) Necessary because of sin God had a remedy for sin The people were responsible to take advantage of God’s remedy Demonstration of God’s Love (v. 16-17) This was God’s plan God’s love was extended to the world We deserve punishment […]

Controversies Among Brethren – Historical

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:19 The Missionary Society Organization established to send out men to preach the gospel We already have an organization for preaching the gospel – the local church (1 Timothy 3:15) God used the local church to send out preachers (Acts 13:1-4) Instrumental Music Using instruments of music to accompany singing in worship […]

The Time When Kings Go Out to Battle

Text: 2 Samuel 11:1 War is a Reality – Matthew 10:34-37; Ephesians 6:12 We Follow the Command of Our King – Matthew 28:18; John 18:36-37 Make Preparations – Ephesians 6:10-17 Be On Guard – 1 Peter 5:8; 2 Peter 3:17 We Must Fight Valiantly When the Time Comes – 1 Timothy 1:18; 6:12

Another Jesus

Text: 2 Corinthians 11:2-4 Many have ignored various things about Jesus. As a result, they are following another Jesus than the One in the New Testament. Let us notice some things about the true Jesus that many do not know. The One who drove money changers out of the temple – John 2:13-17 The One […]