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

The Pearl of Great Value

Text: Matthew 13:45-46 What is the Kingdom? – John 18:36; Matthew 16:18-19 The Importance of “Seeking” – Matthew 7:7; Hebrews 11:6 How Do we Know when we’ve Found It? Universally – those who are saved Locally – name, organization, worship, work The Value of the Kingdom – Acts 20:28 What We Need to Give Up […]

The Word of the Cross

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18 Paul’s Duty to Preach (v. 17) Two Opinions of the Gospel (1:18-2:5) Why is it Seen as Foolishness? The rejection of Christ Spiritual, not physical kingdom Call to sacrifice How is it the Power of God? This is how He chose to save us It shows what God has done It […]

Descriptors of God’s People

Church – Matthew 16:18; ekklesia, called out Kingdom – Matthew 16:19; under the rule of Christ Body – Ephesians 1:22-23; follows direction of the head, works together Field – 1 Corinthians 3:9; bear fruit Building – 1 Corinthians 3:9; houses something (1 Corinthians 3:16) Race – 1 Peter 2:9; common ancestry/heritage Priesthood – 1 Peter […]

The Kingdom of God

Text: Matthew 6:33 Prophecy of the Kingdom – Isaiah 2:2-4; Daniel 2:44-45 Nature of the Kingdom – John 18:36 Establishment of the Kingdom – Mark 9:1; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4 Components of the Kingdom King – Matthew 28:18; Ephesians 1:22-23 Capital – 1 Peter 3:22 Domain – Daniel 2:44; Mark 16:15 Citizens – Colossians 1:13 Law […]

Character of a Christian

A Christian is one who loves the truth – 2 Thessalonians 2:10 A Christian is one who seeks first the kingdom – Matthew 6:33 A Christian is one who puts God above family – Matthew 10:34-37 A Christian is one who puts pleasing God above pleasing men – Galatians 1:10 A Christian is one who […]

Some Things the Kingdom of God is Not

The Kingdom of God is not… To Be Established in the Future – Mark 1:15; Colossians 1:13 Perishable – Daniel 2:44-45; Matthew 16:18 A Democracy – Ephesians 1:22-23 Of This World – John 18:36 Food or Drink – Romans 14:16-17 Home to All – 1 Corinthians 6:9-11