Walking Worthy of Our Calling

Text: Colossians 1:9-12 Obedience – 1 Peter 1:13-16 Holiness – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7 Unity – Ephesians 4:1-6 Spiritual Growth – 2 Peter 1:5-11

Parable of the Talents

Text: Matthew 25:14-30 What are Talents? – abilities, resources, opportunities How Do We Increase our Talents? Abilities – 2 Timothy 2:15; Hebrews 5:11-14 Resources – Ephesians 4:28 Opportunities – Colossians 4:6; 1 Peter 2:12 Right & Wrong Attitudes Failure to Use our Talents Affects Others Alien sinners will not be taught – Romans 10:14-17 Fellow […]

Training our Senses

Text: Hebrews 5:11-6-12 Overcome being Dull of Hearing – 5:11 Develop the Ability to Teach – 5:12 Become Accustomed to the Word – 5:13 Put the Word into Practice – 5:14 Press on to Maturity – 6:1 Show Diligence – 6:11 Imitate the Faithful – 6:12

Parable of the Sower

Text: Luke 8:4-8,11-15 The Unreceptive Heart – v. 12 The Immature Heart – v. 13 The Materialistic Heart – v. 14 The Honest and Good Heart – v. 15

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

Add to Your Faith

Text: 2 Peter 1:3-11 Faith (v. 5) – faith alone is not enough; it is a starting point Virtue (v. 5) – moral excellence; not just our actions, but our character Knowledge (v. 5) – we need to know God’s will in order to do it Temperance (v. 6) – self-control Patience (v. 6) – […]