Lifting Up Our Soul to the Lord

Text: Psalm 25 This psalm is about our dependence upon God. We will notice three areas in which we are dependent upon Him. The psalmist explained this by describing himself as lifting up his soul to the Lord. This is a surrender to God – a complete trust in Him and confidence that he would not be ashamed. […]

The Two Debtors

Text: Luke 7:40-43 Jesus often used parables in His teaching – using an everyday illustration to describe a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus described two men who were forgiven of their debt. They owed different amounts, but both were forgiven. As we study this, we are going to attempt to identify the MAIN point. Once […]

The Christian’s Boast

Text: Romans 5:1-11 In our text, Paul used the word exult three times (NASB). The KJV used the words rejoice, glory, and joy in its place. The word means to boast about something. Usually we think of boasting as something that we shouldn’t do as Christians, but it depends on what we are boasting in (cf. 1 Corinthians 1:31). We can and […]

The Importance of Thankfulness

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 The Bible clearly instructs us to give thanks to God for all things. Our society places particular emphasis upon thankfulness during this time of year. This is good; but as Christians, we are to be thankful at all times. Why is this important? It is about more than just God instructing us to […]

Lessons from the Ark

Text: Genesis 6:13-18 The account of Noah and the flood is one of the most well-known stories in the Bible. Yet this was not a fairy tale; it is something that really happened. Learning about the ark and the world before and after the flood is fascinating. But there are also important lessons we need to learn from […]

Righteousness As Filthy Rags

Text: Isaiah 64:6 There is confusion in the religious world about the fundamental topics of faith and salvation. Some believe we are saved by faith alone. Some think that we cannot do good because we are born totally depraved. What does the Bible say? Our text is a verse that is sometimes used to defend these misconceptions. […]

By Grace You Have Been Saved

Text: Ephesians 2:1-10 Typically when the New Testament talks about grace, it is the grace that was extended from God to man. Grace is “kindness which bestows upon one what he has not deserved” (Thayer), sometimes called “unmerited favor.” As Paul explained in our text, God’s grace saves us. The Need for Grace (v. 1-3) […]