Did Jesus Die in Our Stead?

Text: Romans 5:8 Jesus died for us – no Bible believer will deny this. But what was the nature of His death? Did He die “in our stead,” as a “substitute”? This is a common theory, and many brethren believe it, yet it is not Biblical. Punishment vs. Consequences for Sin It is vital that […]

Taking Stock

Where Have We Been? Born innocent, without sin (Ecclesiastes 7:29) All who have reached an accountable age have sinned (Romans 3:23) Sin separated us from God (Isaiah 59:2; Ephesians 2:1-3) Without direction (Jeremiah 10:23) Where Are We Now? Those who have not had their sins forgiven are still in the condition described above Christians have […]

Hope of Heaven

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:19 This World is Not Our Home – Philippians 3:20; 2 Corinthians 5:1-4 Why We Should Look Forward to Heaven No more pain & suffering (Revelation 21:4) No more sin & its consequences (Revelation 21:8,27) Place of rest (Revelation 14:13) Eternal life (John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:1) In the company of saints […]

Death

Text: Hebrews 9:27 What is Death? – separation Spiritual death – separated from God (Romans 6:23) Physical death – spirit separated from body (James 2:26) How the Christians should view Death – Psalm 116:15; Philippians 1:21-24; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-15 How the Non-Christian views/should view Death – Hebrews 10:31; 1 Thessalonians 4:13 How Can We be […]

Hell

Hell is a Real Place – Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:14-15 What Hell was Designed for – Matthew 25:41 What Hell will be Like – Matthew 25:41,46; 8:12; Mark 9:42-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:9 Who will Find Themselves in Hell – Revelation 21:8; 20:15; 2 Thessalonians 1:8 How can We Escape Hell? – 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Hebrews […]