Regular Christians Who Fell Away

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:12 Paul used the example of the Israelites to warn the brethren in Corinth. God chose them and led them out of Egypt, yet they disobeyed God and were punished. They were examples for us. It is possible for us to begin serving the Lord, then fall away. We will notice some examples […]

Better Not to Know

Text: 2 Peter 2:20-21 Some people say that “ignorance is bliss.” The Bible does not teach this, but it does say there can be times when it is better not to know something in certain circumstances. It is not that “not knowing” is to be preferred in every case, but knowing changes things. Knowing certain things affects […]

The Soul Who Sins Will Die

Text: Ezekiel 18:4 Many people do not want to take responsibility for their actions. They blame others for what they do wrong. The Lord addressed this mentality among His people in this chapter. We need to learn these lessons. Each Person Is Accountable for His Own Sins (v. 1-4) The Lord began by addressing a proverb […]

The Kindness and Severity of God

Text: Romans 11:17-24 People often imagine God as they want to imagine Him. Many religious people focus on His love to the point that they see Him as incapable of punishing evil. Many non-religious people see Him as a monster who is quick to destroy people. Neither one is an accurate representation of God. Paul described […]

Point Out These Things to the Brethren

Text: 1 Timothy 4:6 A preacher’s job is not to find some new thing to present to his audience every time he preaches. He is simply to “preach the word” (2 Timothy 4:2) – informing, challenging, and reminding them; but there will be nothing new (Galatians 1:8-9). The verse of our text reminds us of the […]

“A Dog Returns to Its Own Vomit”

Text: 2 Peter 2:18-22 Peter wrote this epistle in order to remind these brethren of some things before he departed (1:12-15). One of his warnings was about the threat of false teachers (2:1-2). There was a real danger that these Christians could fall away; he wanted them to be prepared. We need to heed his […]

Press On To Maturity

Text: Hebrews 6:1-2 The Hebrew writer wanted to teach them about the correlation between Christ and Melchizedek, but at this time, the Hebrew brethren were not ready for this type of instruction. So they are told to “press on to maturity.” How do we “press on to maturity” today? Must Start with the Right Foundation […]