Obedience Required by God

Text: Philippians 2:12-13 “So then” – imitate Christ’s example “As you have always obeyed” – persistent, continuous “Not as in my presence only…in my absence” – willing, not forced “Work out your own” – individual responsibility “Salvation” – not about life on earth, but eternal life “With fear and trembling” – knowing there is punishment […]

The Thief on the Cross

Text: Luke 23:39-43 Things the thief recognized: The Need to Fear God – Proverbs 1:7; Acts 10:34-35 That which is Just – Romans 2:2; 2 Thessalonians 1:6 The Innocence of Christ – 1 Peter 2:22 The Certainty of God’s Plan – Proverbs 30:5; Matthew 16:18-19

Rest for the People of God

Text: Hebrews 3:12-4:13 Danger of Falling Away – Hebrews 3:12-19 Let Us Fear – Hebrews 4:1-7 Let Us Be Diligent to Enter that Rest – Hebrews 4:8-11 Coming Judgment – Hebrews 4:12-13

Trust in the Lord

Text: Proverbs 3:5-7 Trust – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart” Honesty – “Do not lean on your own understanding” Consistency – “In all your ways acknowledge Him” Following – “He will make your paths straight” Humility – “Do not be wise in your own eyes” Fear – “Fear the Lord and turn […]

What Caused the New Testament Church to Grow?

Their Message: The Gospel – Acts 2 Their Conviction – Acts 4:19-20; 5:27-32 Fear of God – Acts 5:11-14; 9:31 Persecution – Acts 8:1-4 Open Examination of the Scriptures – Acts 17:1-4,10-12