What is Lost Because of Sin

Text: Genesis 3:22-24 Satan tempts us to sin by highlighting its benefits (Genesis 3:4-6) and pleasures (Hebrews 11:25-26). He does not want us to look beyond what is immediately before us. He wants us to focus on the temporary pleasures we can gain from sin and ignore what we stand to lose because of sin. […]

The Book of Life

Text: Revelation 20:12 The Book Belongs to the Lamb (Revelation 13:8) We Can Have Our Name Added Now (Philippians 4:3) We Can Have Our Name Erased (Revelation 3:5) If Our Name is Missing, We Will Be Condemned (Revelation 20:15) If Our Name is There, We Will Be Rewarded (Revelation 21:27) Read the article: The Book […]

Raising Lazarus

Text: John 11 Nature of Miracles True miracles cannot be faked, attributed to coincidence, or be just an unlikely event True miracles are undeniable – Even Jesus’ enemies acknowledged the legitimacy of His miracle (v. 47-48) Miracles were performed to produce faith (v. 45; John 20:30-31) God Allows Human Suffering Jesus knew Lazarus was sick […]

Hope of Heaven

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:19 This World is Not Our Home – Philippians 3:20; 2 Corinthians 5:1-4 Why We Should Look Forward to Heaven No more pain & suffering (Revelation 21:4) No more sin & its consequences (Revelation 21:8,27) Place of rest (Revelation 14:13) Eternal life (John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:1) In the company of saints […]

Beatitudes in the Book of Revelation

Blessed are: Those Who Read & Hear – Revelation 1:3 Those Who Heed the Words of This Book – Revelation 22:7 Those Invited to the Marriage Supper – Revelation 19:9 Those Who Wash Their Robes – Revelation 22:14 Those Who Have a Part in the First Resurrection – Revelation 20:6 Those Who Stay Awake and […]

The Value of the Soul

Text: Matthew 16:24-27 Natural Desire for Self-Preservation (v. 25-26) Dangers of an Overly Ambitious Attitude – Luke 12:16-21 The Value of One’s Soul – Genesis 2:7; 1 John 2:17 What Happens if we Forfeit our Soul? – we cannot give anything to buy it back; Matthew 10:28 Judgment – 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:2-11

For God So Loved the World

Text: John 3:16 Salvation is from God – Ephesians 2:8 Salvation is Available because of God’s Love – Romans 5:6-8 Salvation is Available to All Men – Acts 10:34-35 Salvation is Possible through the Death of Christ – Hebrews 9:22-28 Salvation is Conditional – Mark 16:16 Salvation is from Destruction – 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 Salvation’s […]