So That They Might Be Taught War

Text: Judges 3:1-2 Those who lived during the time of Joshua were given the land and promised victory over their enemies (Joshua 23:4-5,14). But a new generation arose that would need to continue to deal with these enemies (Judges 2:8-10, 20-21). This was to test them (Judges 2:22) and teach them war (Judges 3:2). We […]

The Example of Those Who Fell in the Wilderness

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-12 Paul begins by reminding these Christians of the parallels between then and the Israelites (v. 1-4). But most died in the wilderness. We need to learn from their failings so we can avoid their sins. Do Not Crave Evil Things (v. 6) This was the fundamental problem that led to the […]

“Awake, Sleeper”

Text: Ephesians 5:14 What Paul Says They Needed to Do Go from sleep to being awake — state of alertness Go from death to life — state of salvation Go from darkness to light — state of enlightenment Why They Needed to Do These Things If they were not alert, they were vulnerable (1 Peter […]

Can a Christian Fall from Grace?

Text: John 10:27-29 Many Believe the “Once Saved, Always Saved” Doctrine — It would be comforting if it were true Warnings About Falling Away If the righteous do evil, their righteousness will be forgotten (Ezekiel 33:12-13) Parable of the sower — rocky soil (Luke 8:13) The vine & the branches (John 15:2,6) Paul — it […]

Warning Against Falling Away

Text: Hebrews 3:12-13 Take Heed – Warning based on the reminder in verses 7-11 Brethren – Christians can fall away An Evil, Unbelieving Heart – We can develop a heart like this Falling Away from the Living God – Apostasy from the One who can either reward us or punish us Encourage One Another – […]

Turning Back to the World

Text: Luke 9:61-62 Notice the example of Peter who denied Christ. His example shows the progression of one who turns back to the world. Pride – Mark 14:27-31 Laziness – Mark 14:32-42 Cowardice – Mark 14:54 Worldliness – Mark 14:54 Denial – Mark 14:66-71

Demas Loved this Present World

Text: 2 Timothy 4:10 Conflict between the Things of God and the Things of the World – 1 John 2:15-17 We Must Guard Ourselves from Falling Away – Hebrews 3:12 Our Unfaithfulness will Affect Others – 2 Timothy 4:9,11; 1 Corinthians 5:6 What Do We Need to Keep from Loving in the World? Things of […]