Making the Most of Your Time

Text: Ephesians 5:15-21 Understand the Will of God Do Not Get Drunk with Wine Be Filled with the Spirit Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Give Thanks to God Be Subject to One Another

Quibbles about Baptism

Misused Passages: Mark 16:16 – baptism not in second clause (but if one does not believe, they naturally will not obey) Luke 23:39-43 – the thief on the cross was saved without baptism (also before Jesus’ death, we live under a different law – Colossians 2:14; Hebrews 9:17) Acts 2:38 – we are baptized for […]

The Invitation

The Lord’s Invitation (Matthew 11:28-30) Those Who Help Extend the Invitation (Revelation 22:17) The Spirit – through the word (Ephesians 6:17) The bride, church (1 Thessalonians 1:8) The one who hears, Christians (1 Peter 3:15)

Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit Does Dwell in the Christian (1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14) Other Persons of God also Dwell in the Christian (Romans 8:10; 2 Corinthians 6:16) How the Holy Spirit Dwells in Us – through the word (compare Ephesians 5:18-6:4 and Colossians 3:16-4:1) The Spirit Accomplishes What the Word Does Gives life (John […]

What Caused the Early Church to Grow?

Text: Acts 9:31 They enjoyed peace They were being built up They feared the Lord They were comforted by the Holy Spirit