The Christian’s Walk

Text: Colossians 1:9-10 Walk in Newness of Life (Romans 6:4) This follows baptism (Romans 6:3-4) — in baptism we become free from sin (Romans 6:17-18) We are to be different than the old self (Romans 6:6) — repentance We are to be different than the world (Romans 12:2) — live by a higher standard Walk […]

Caring for the Widows

Text: Acts 6:1-7 Why the Widows? Earlier the poor in general were helped (Acts 4:32-35) — here the widows specifically were served (Acts 6:1), implying ongoing care that was provided them The church was to provide ongoing care & support to certain widows (1 Timothy 5:3,9-10) Why not other widows? … They had others to […]

When a Preacher Misunderstands a Bible Subject

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 How we handle a misunderstanding on the part of a preacher or teacher will depend upon the nature of the misunderstanding. In every case it should be dealt with appropriately and in love. Growing in Knowledge Growth is a continual process — even for a preacher/teacher of the gospel It is […]

Dealing with Error

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 One Who Simply Believes Error It is expected that our knowledge will grow from infancy to maturity (1 Peter 2:2; Hebrews 5:12-14) Growth can only happen through the teaching of the word (1 Peter 2:2) Error needs to be explained & refuted (2 Corinthians 10:5) One Who Openly Promotes Error This […]

Permit the Children to Come to Me

Text: Mark 10:13-16 Disciples First Turned the Children Away, Then Jesus Welcomed Them — Why? They were important — even from a young age, children are to be trained in the right way (Proverbs 22:6) They provided an important reminder — “the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (v. 14) Characteristics of Children […]

Pressing On Toward The Goal

Text: Philippians 3:12-14 Forget What Lies Behind Our old lives of sin (Romans 6:6) Evil companions (2 Corinthians 6:14-17) Hopelessness (Ephesians 2:12) Lack of direction (Jeremiah 10:23) Reach Forward to What Lies Ahead Maturity (Hebrews 6:1) Wisdom (Ephesians 5:15-18) Hope (Hebrews 6:18-20) Press On Toward the Goal We need to have endurance (Hebrews 12:1) Stay […]

All Scripture is Inspired by God

Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 The Process of Inspiration God revealed His message to man (Hebrews 1:1-2) Work of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:10-13) — avenue of prophecy (2 Peter 1:20-21), guidance of apostles (John 14:26; 15:26; 16:13) Characteristics of the Inspired Word True (Psalm 119:160) — because God is always true (Titus 1:2) Timeless […]