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 […]

Be Filled with the Spirit

Text: Ephesians 5:18 This is a Command Therefore, this does not mean that God miraculously fills us with the Spirit — we can obey this command How do we become filled with the Spirit? … By letting the word of Christ richly dwell within us (compare Ephesians 5:18-6:9 with Colossians 3:16-4:1) What is this verse […]

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 […]

How God Speaks to Us Today

Hebrews 1:1-2 He Speaks to Us through His Son Jesus is the spokesman for God (John 18:37) Son of God — through Him, we see the Father (John 1:18; 14:8-9) Creator — “through whom… He made the world” (John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:16-17) Deity “radiance of His glory… exact representation of His nature” (Colossians 2:9) Redeemer “made purification […]

All Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Text: Ephesians 1:3-14 Spiritual Blessings Predestination (v. 4-5) — God was able to foreknow who would be saved: those who were holy and blameless Grace (v. 6) — God’s gift of salvation, given to us freely, not according to what we deserve Redemption (v. 7) — God purchased us, bought us back from our bondage […]

The Work of the Holy Spirit

Text: John 14:16-17,26; 15:26-27; 16:7-15 Who is the Holy Spirit? Not some mystical force or influence He is a person – Jesus used He, not it to refer to the Spirit (14:16,26; 15:26; 16:7,8,13,14,15) Who is Jesus Talking To? – The Apostles What Would the Holy Spirit Do? Provide help/comfort (14:16,26; 15:26; 16:7) — How? […]

Ananias & Sapphira

Text: Acts 5:1-11 The Background (Acts 4:34-37) Lesson about Money We are free to use it as we see fit (Acts 5:4) But our use of money must be guided by divine principles In matters of liberty, we must not pass judgment against others (Romans 14:4,10) Their Sin – Lied to the Holy Spirit (v. […]