Taking Stock

Where Have We Been? Born innocent, without sin (Ecclesiastes 7:29) All who have reached an accountable age have sinned (Romans 3:23) Sin separated us from God (Isaiah 59:2; Ephesians 2:1-3) Without direction (Jeremiah 10:23) Where Are We Now? Those who have not had their sins forgiven are still in the condition described above Christians have […]

King Jesus

Text: John 18:37 Jesus Claimed to be a King (John 18:36-37) Some Mock His Kingship (John 19:1-3) Some Reject His Kingship (John 19:14-15) Some Affirm His Kingship, but with Ulterior Motives (John 19:17-22) We Must Accept Jesus’ Claim

What Judas Brought to the Garden

Text: John 18:1-3 What Judas Brought to the Garden Roman cohort — the military of the world empire of the day; would later be overthrown (Daniel 2:44) Officers from the chief priests — those who should have been the spiritual leaders of the people; but they were not helping them (Matthew 9:35-36) Some of the […]

Keywords in the Prophecy of the Coming Kingdom

Text: Isaiah 2:2-4 Mountain – government, authority (Daniel 2:44; John 18:36-37; Matthew 28:18) House – the church (1 Timothy 3:15), linked to the kingdom (Matthew 16:18-19) Nations – Gentiles, kingdom open to all (Acts 2:37-39; Ephesians 2:13-16) Come – individual responsibility to follow Christ (Joshua 24:15; 2 Corinthians 5:10) Teach – we must know God’s […]

You Must Be Born Again

Text: John 3:1-8 The Kingdom is Open to All Jew or Gentile, young or old, etc. But one must be born again – even the Jews, God’s chosen people What is the New Birth? Of water and the Spirit Baptism – by water (Acts 8:36-38) and by the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13) Comparison between Physical […]

Correcting the Over-Zealous

Sometimes we’re guilty of speaking or acting before knowing what God expects. A Woman’s Praise of Mary (Luke 11:27-28)] She directed praise & attention to Mary Jesus directed the focus on hearing & obeying the word of God A Dinner Guest’s Statement about the Kingdom (Luke 14:15) Stated how wonderful it would be to be […]

“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 – […]