Problems with Premillennialism

Premillennialism says: Jesus Failed – Colossians 2:9 The Church was an Afterthought – Ephesians 3:10-11 The Church & Kingdom are Distinct from Each Other – Matthew 16:18-19 Prophecies went Unfulfilled – Deuteronomy 18:20-22 Symbolic Language is Literal – Revelation 20:4-6 The Kingdom is Physical in Nature – John 18:36 We Are Looking Forward to a […]

The New Testament Church

Jesus Built One Church – Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:22-23 Universal Church & Local Church Universal church – all the saved (Acts 2:47; Ephesians 5:23) Local church – Christians (members of the universal church) coming together in local groups (Hebrews 10:25) Some Degree of Uniformity among Local Churches – 2 Timothy 1:13; 1 Corinthians 4:17 What […]

The Vine and the Branches

Text: John 15:1-6 The Vine: Jesus He is the source of life He is the source of strength/nourishment He is what binds the branches together The Branches: Christians Individuals, not churches/denominations We must abide in Christ We are to bear fruit The Vinedresser: God the Father Cuts off unfruitful branches Prunes the fruitful branches Grafts […]

The Transfiguration

Text: Luke 9:28-36 Connection between Jesus and the Law – Matthew 5:17 Connection between Jesus and the Prophets – Luke 24:44-48 Jesus is the Son of God – Matthew 3:16-17; John 10:30 We Must Listen to Him – Galatians 3:24; Hebrews 1:1-2 Be Careful What You Decide to Do – Luke 9:33; Proverbs 14:12


Text: 1 John 2:15-17 Avenues of Temptation – 1 John 2:16 Lust of the flesh Lust of the eyes Pride of life Examples of Satan Using these Avenues of Temptation Eve – Genesis 3 Jesus – Matthew 4 God’s Promise About Temptation – 1 Corinthians 10:13 No unique temptation God is faithful There will be […]

Christmas and the Christian

What is Christmas? Commemoration of the birth of Christ Secular holiday Jesus’ Birth in Scripture Prophesied in Old Testament – Genesis 3:15; Micah 5:2; Isaiah 7:14 A time to praise God – Luke 2:9-14 Certain “traditional” details absent – day (Luke 2:8), number of wise men (Matthew 2:1), where the wise men saw Jesus (Matthew […]

The Authority of Christ

Text: Matthew 28:18 Jesus Possesses All Authority – Matthew 28:18 We Are to Respect His Authority in All Things – Colossians 3:17 The Authority of Christ & the Word of God – 1 Corinthians 2:10-16 What Happens if We Reject Jesus’ Words? – John 12:48