Responding to the Invitation

Text: Acts 2:40 At the end of a sermon, we typically offer “the invitation.” This is natural since the gospel CALLS us, there is an appeal made for the hearers to ANSWER that call. How do we (or others) respond to the invitation? What is our attitude? What is the reason for our response? How is […]

“Come and See”

Text: John 1:45-46 After Jesus called Philip, Philip told Nathanael. When Nathanael was first skeptical, Philip offered a simple invitation: “Come and see.” Nathanael came and saw, which led him to believe in Jesus. We are going to consider this “come and see” invitation – what we can learn from it and how it applies […]

“The Way of the Lord Is Not Right”

Text: Ezekiel 18:25 As the Lord delivered a message through the prophet Ezekiel, He gave a message that the people did not like. They said, “The way of the Lord is not right.” Often when people disagree with the Lord, they will not be as blunt in expressing their objection – this is especially true with religious […]

Decently and In Order

Text: 1 Corinthians 14:40 Our assemblies must be conducted “decently and in order” (KJV). What does this mean? How can we be sure our assemblies are what they need to be? This lesson will examine 1 Corinthians 14 to see how we can conduct our assemblies in the right way. The Goal is Edification (v. […]

How to Reach Others with the Gospel

Text: Mark 16:15 Though the Great Commission was given to the apostles, there are certain principles that still apply today. God wants people to be saved and the gospel is the way to reach them. We should do what we can to spread the gospel. But how can we reach others with the gospel? This […]

The Invitation

Text: Matthew 11:28-30 The Invitation is from Christ – What Did Matthew’s Audience Know About Christ? The Son of God, God in the flesh, one who came to save man from sins (Matthew 1:20-23; 4:17) He preached the gospel of the kingdom & healed the sick (Matthew 4:23) He taught as one who had authority […]

Sounding Forth the Word

Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:8 Ways in which individuals and local congregations can spread the gospel in their area: Open Assemblies (1 Corinthians 14:23-25) This is typically the most consistently practiced method, yet one we sometimes forget in this context Our assemblies should be open to visitors such that they feel welcome attending (James 2:2-4) The […]