Steps of Salvation for the Christian

Text: Revelation 2:5 We often emphasize the “steps of salvation” – what one must do to become a Christian (hear, believe, repent, confess, and be baptized). After that, we must live faithfully. But how do we live faithfully? The church in Ephesus was told to “do the deeds you did at first.” Remember the steps that lead […]

How to Determine If One Is a Christian

Text: Acts 26:28 When Paul was on trial before King Agrippa, he used the opportunity to preach. He was trying to persuade the king to become a Christian. We try to do the same today. But if we’re going to persuade people to become a Christian, we need to know what a Christian is. Also, they need to […]

God’s Provisions in the Plan of Salvation

Text: Matthew 22:1-4 Salvation is impossible without the Lord (Acts 4:12). He has made everything “ready” (Matthew 22:4). God gave a plan in His word by which we can be saved (hear, believe, repent, confess, be baptized, and be faithful). Every step of the way, God has provided what is necessary for us to do what […]

You Have Become Dull of Hearing

Text: Hebrews 5:11-6:3 The Hebrew writer paused a discussion of the parallels between the priesthoods of Melchizedek and Jesus because it was “hard to explain” (though certainly not impossible). The problem was not that the facts were difficult. The problem was that the people were “dull of hearing.” This problem affected more than just their understanding of […]

“I Go to Prepare a Place for You”

Text: John 14:2-3 We sometimes hear the phrase, “Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.” Though the phrase itself is not in the Scriptures, the idea is Scriptural. In this lesson, we will examine this prepared place – what it is like and how it has been prepared. We will also examine the […]

Jesus: The Great Physician

Text: Luke 5:27-32 Jesus is sometimes referred to as the Great Physician because He came to heal those who were sick. In our text, He referred to spiritual sickness – sin. But Jesus also healed many physical ailments. These helped symbolize the spiritual healing He came to provide. In this lesson, we will look at some of […]

Renewed in the Spirit of Your Mind

Text: Ephesians 4:17-24 Christians are to be different from the world – not just in our actions, but also in the way we think. Paul outlines the contrast in this passage. This is a Divine Calling “So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord” (v. 17) – not one man’s opinion; the inspired […]