Turning Back to the World

Text: Luke 9:61-62 Notice the example of Peter who denied Christ. His example shows the progression of one who turns back to the world. Pride – Mark 14:27-31 Laziness – Mark 14:32-42 Cowardice – Mark 14:54 Worldliness – Mark 14:54 Denial – Mark 14:66-71

The Source of Authority

If we do not have the proper source of authority, it leads to: Disobedience – Colossians 3:17 Division – 1 Corinthians 1:10-13 Apostasy Throughout “church history,” apostasy has come from people not following the proper source of authority. Catholicism – 3 sources of authority Word of God Decrees of the pope Church tradition Protestantism – […]

Lessons from the Death of Christ

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:26 The Foreknowledge of God – Acts 2:23 The Wisdom of God – 1 Corinthians 1:18,22-23 Many Will Reject Christ – Luke 23:13,21 Truth is Made Evident in Conflict – Matthew 27:54 Death is not the End – Colossians 1:18

The Gospel of the Grace of God

Text: Acts 20:24 The gospel reveals, and is part of, God’s grace – Titus 2:11-12 What do we preach? Jesus has come – Acts 19:1-5 Conditions of grace – Acts 20:21; 19:3-5 Kingdom of God – Acts 20:25 Warnings against apostasy – Acts 20:29-31 Why do we preach it? – Acts 20:32

Miracles

What is a miracle? – an act of God requiring the suspension of previously established natural laws What was the purpose of miracles? – John 20:30-31; Mark 16:17-20 Who could perform miracles? – Jesus, the apostles, those whom the apostles laid hands on, no one else Are miracles performed today? – No; no longer necessary, […]

Genealogy of Christ

Text: Matthew 1:1-17 Christ is the fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham – Genesis 12:1-3 Christ was heir to the throne of David – Psalm 132:11; Acts 2:30 Christ’s throne is not on this earth – Matthew 1:12; Jeremiah 22:30 God’s plan will not be thwarted by wicked men – Jeconiah (2 Kings 24:8-9), Manassah […]

The Lord’s Invitation

Text: Matthew 11:28-30 The Invitation – from the Lord, open to all, promise of rest Our Responsibility – come to Him, take on His yoke, learn from Him The Motivation – He is gentle and humble, we will find rest, His yoke is easy and His burden is light