Take Heed That You Do Not Fall

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Similarities between us & the Israelites (v. 1-5) Example of the Israelites (v. 6-10) Warning: we can sin (v. 11-12) Encouragement: we don’t have to sin (v. 13)

Press On toward the Goal

Text: Philippians 3:14 How do we reach the goal? Desire to reach the goal (v. 12) Be willing to sacrifice (v. 5-8) Forget the past (v. 13) Follow the word of God (v. 16-17)

Bible Authority (1)

Text: Matthew 21:23-27 The Source of Authority – Matthew 28:18 Ways of Determining what is Authorized Direct command – Matthew 28:20 Express statement – statement of fact; John 8:24 Approved example – 1 Corinthians 11:1; Philippians 3:17 Necessary inference – we must infer what God implies; Acts 10:34-35

A Christian’s Influence

Text: Matthew 5:13-16 The Salt of the Earth A City Set on a Hill The Light of the World

Running the Race Set Before Us

Text: Hebrews 12:1-2 Follow the Example of the Faithful – Hebrews 12:1 Lay Aside Every Encumbrance – Hebrews 12:1 Lay Aside Sin – Hebrews 12:1 Run with Endurance – Hebrews 12:1 Fix your Eyes on Jesus – Hebrews 12:2 Run According to the Rules – 2 Timothy 2:5 Finish the Course – 2 Timothy 4:7

An Example of the Believers

Text: 1 Timothy 4:12 Speech Conduct Love Spirit Faith Purity

Example

We are to be examples – Matthew 5:13-16 Positive effects of a good example Negative effects of a bad example Not to be examples only – 1 Peter 3:15