Zeal for Your House

Text: John 2:13-22 What Is Zeal? – “Enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal or goal and tireless diligence in its furtherance” (American Heritage Dictionary) Misplaced Zeal Led the Jews to establish their own righteousness (Romans 10:2) Led Paul to persecute the church (Philippians 3:6) Zeal for God’s House Not mix business with our worship Purity […]

“Behold, the Lamb of God”

Text: John 1:29 Clues John gave about Christ: Jesus Was Perfect – The lamb for the sacrifice had to be perfect (Exodus 12:5) Jesus Would Have to Die – He was a sacrifice (Matthew 16:21; Isaiah 53:7) They Were in Bondage to Sin – The sacrifice began the deliverance from bondage (Exodus 12; John 8:32-34) Sacrifices Were Ending – […]

The Word Became Flesh

Text: John 1:14 The Word – Jesus is the word (John 1:14,17) Became Flesh – This was necessary to complete His work (Hebrews 2:14-15; 9:14; 10:10) Dwelt Among Us – Lived among men (Philippians 2:7), left us an example (1 Peter 2:21) We Saw His Glory – The apostles were eyewitnesses (2 Peter 1:16-18; 1 John 1:1-3) The Only […]

Preaching in Ephesus

Text: Acts 18:19-19:41 Interest in the Gospel (Acts 18:20; 19:10) Recognition of the Need for a Savior – John’s disciples, waiting for the Savior (Acts 19:1) Honest Hearers – Willing to change when presented with the truth (Acts 18:24-28; 19:1-7) Committed Disciples – Continued with Paul despite the opposition (Acts 19:9) Reasoned Preaching – Paul […]

Why People Crucified Jesus

[This was a follow-up lesson to the one previously posted, “The Testimony of Jesus’ Enemies”] Chief Priests – Pride (John 11:47-48); Envy (Matthew 27:17-18) Judas – Greed (Matthew 27:3-4) Pilate – Opposition (John 19:12-16) The Centurion – Duty (Luke 23:47; Matthew 8:8-9)

The Testimony of Jesus’ Enemies

Chief Priests & Pharisees – “this man is performing many signs” (John 11:47-53) Judas – “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood” (Matthew 27:1-5) Pilate – “I find no guilt in Him” (John 19:4-6) The Centurion at the Cross – “innocent/righteous” (Luke 23:46-47), “Son of God” (Matthew 27:54)

What Does One Need to Believe to be Saved?

Text: Mark 16:16 We must believe… The Existence of God – Hebrews 11:6 God Will Reward Those Who Seek Him – Hebrews 11:6 The Gospel – Mark 16:15-16 The Lordship of Jesus – Matthew 28:18 Jesus is the Christ – Acts 2:36 Jesus is the Son of God – John 20:31 The Deity of Christ […]