Jeremiah’s Commission

Text: Jeremiah 1:9-10 Jeremiah was specifically appointed by God as a prophet before he was conceived. We may not be called to do the work of a prophet today as Jeremiah was, but we must teach & defend the truth (1 Timothy 3:15; Philippians 1:16-17). Studying Jeremiah’s commission helps explain how we do this. Important: […]

Love Will Grow Cold

Text: Matthew 24:9-13 Jesus warned His disciples of some difficult times that would be in their future. Sadly, hardships would cause many to turn from God and “grow cold” in their love and devotion to Him. This passage mentions six things that can cause people to depart from the Lord. These are things we must […]

Burning Sacrifices to the Queen of Heaven

Text: Jeremiah 44:15-18 Jeremiah repeatedly condemned the people for the sin of idolatry. Here, they did not dispute the charges. They just refused to listen or acknowledge negative consequences of their behavior. Those who are caught up in false religions today do the same things – in their error, they refuse to accept certain things. […]

A Body Prepared by God

Text: Hebrews 10:5 God prepared a body for Jesus so that He could fulfill His mission. Yet this is not the only body which God has prepared. While each is different, there are several things which they have in common. God Prepared Man’s Physical Body (Genesis 2:7) Man had no part in the preparation of […]

Too Quick to Make Peace

Text: Deuteronomy 7:1-2 The Israelites were commanded to destroy the inhabitants of Canaan and to make no covenant of peace with them. Yet the Israelites were deceived into breaking this command, and once it was discovered, they found it to be very difficult to make the situation right. Deceived by the Inhabitants of Gibeon (Joshua […]

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 […]

Dealing with Error

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 One Who Simply Believes Error It is expected that our knowledge will grow from infancy to maturity (1 Peter 2:2; Hebrews 5:12-14) Growth can only happen through the teaching of the word (1 Peter 2:2) Error needs to be explained & refuted (2 Corinthians 10:5) One Who Openly Promotes Error This […]