God’s Grace to Jerusalem

Text: Ezekiel 16 Man’s Helplessness without God (v. 4-5) We have no hope without God (Ephesians 2:12) Why? … Sin (Isaiah 59:2; Romans 6:23) God Showed Kindness to Man (v. 6) This was done while man was in his helpless state (Romans 5:6-10) As we will see, grace does not guarantee salvation (Titus 2:11; Matthew […]

Jesus’ Prayer

Text: John 17 What did Jesus pray for? Glorification (v. 1-5) Faithfulness (v. 6-12) Sanctification (v. 13-19) Unity (v. 20-23) Salvation (v. 24) Love (v. 25)

Uncertainty of Salvation

Text: John 8 God Doing His Part is Certain Jesus did the Father’s will (v. 28-29,55) Certain knowledge of His purpose/mission (v. 14) He would complete His mission (v. 21) Man Doing His Part is Uncertain – we must remove hindrances and meet the conditions Hindrances to Salvation Misunderstanding the truth (v. 22,25,27,43,48,52) Ignoring reality […]

Rejoice in the Lord Always

Text: Philippians 4:4 We are Commanded to Rejoice (cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:16) Wrong Reasons to Rejoice Unrighteousness (1 Corinthians 13:6) The death of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11) When bad things happen to others (Proverbs 24:17) Right Reasons to Rejoice When others rejoice (Romans 12:15) When we are saved (Acts 8:39) The faithfulness of others (3 […]

A Father’s Advice to His Son

Text: Proverbs 4:20-27 Must Be Willing to Listen (v. 20) Do Not Forget the Teachings (v. 21) The Teaching is for Your Benefit (v. 22) Guard Your Heart (v. 23) Be Honest in All Things (v. 24) Stay Focused on the Goal (v. 25) Keep On the Right Path (v. 26-27)

Come Out and Be Separate

Text: 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Clear distinctions made between those who are faithful and those who are not Christian & Non-Christian – 1 Peter 3:21; Galatians 3:27 Christ’s Churches & Man’s Churches – Ephesians 1:22-23; Romans 16:16 Sound Church & Unsound Church – Revelation 3:1; 2:5 Truth Teacher & False Teacher – 1 John 4:1,6 Faithful […]

Moses is Dead

Text: Joshua 1:2 Death is Certain – “Moses…is dead” (Hebrews 9:27) Be a Faithful Servant in Life – “Moses My servant is dead” (Hebrews 11:24-29) Next Generation Must Be Trained – “Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise” (Ephesians 6:4; 2 Timothy 2:2)