Perfecting Holiness

Text: 2 Corinthians 7:1 Christians are called to be perfect (Matthew 5:48). This is what we continually strive for. One of the ways in which we are to be perfect is in regard to holiness (2 Corinthians 7:1). How do we perfect holiness? That is what we will consider in this lesson. What is Holiness? […]

Called As Saints

Text: Romans 1:7 One of the terms used in the NT to describe the people of God is saints. It is important that we understand this term and why it was used. Divine Calling This term was not given to these Christians by men, but God Two ways to look at the idea of being called – […]

As Obedient Children

Text: 1 Peter 1:14-16 Christians are the children of God. Just as an earthly father would, our heavenly Father expects certain behavior out of His children. What is God’s will that He expects of us? Our text mentions a few things. God Expects Us to be Obedient “As obedient children” (v. 14) – many try […]

A City Set on a Hill

Text: Matthew 5:14 Highly Visible We should not expect to blend in with the world (Romans 12:1-2) There would be a sharp contrast between Christians and the world (John 15:18-19; 1 Peter 4:3-4) Target of Attacks Expect persecution (1 Peter 4:12) Do not surrender (Revelation 2:10) Fight back (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) Position of Strength God […]

God’s Special People

Text: 1 Peter 2:9 A Chosen Race – Galatians 3:26-29 A Royal Priesthood – 2 Timothy 2:12; Romans 12:1 A Holy Nation – Daniel 2:44; Isaiah 2:2-3 A People for God’s Own Possession – 1 Corinthians 6:20; Romans 12:2 What Are We to Do? – “Proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you…” By […]

Living in View of Christ’s Return

Theme from 1&2 Thessalonians Spread the gospel – 1 Thessalonians 1:8 Endure persecution – 1 Thessalonians 2:14 Stand firm – 2 Thessalonians 2:15 Live holy lives – 1 Thessalonians 4:3 Eagerly wait for the Lord’s return – 1 Thessalonians 1:10

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