As Obedient Children

Text: 1 Peter 1:14-16 Christians are the children of God. Just as an earthly father would, our heavenly Father expects certain behavior out of His children. What is God’s will that He expects of us? Our text mentions a few things. God Expects Us to be Obedient “As obedient children” (v. 14) – many try […]

The Fragrance of Christ

Text: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 When Paul preached, he was not going to be able to convert everyone. But whether they were converted or not, those who heard would have a reaction to the message and it would be perceived one of two ways. The same is true today. Always in Triumph (v. 14) Important – […]

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

Text: 2 Chronicles 32:1-8 We sometimes hear the phrase: ‘God helps those who help themselves.’ This phrase is not in the Bible, but the principle exists. In order to take full advantage of what God offers, we must do what we are able to do. Example: Hezekiah Defending Jerusalem Against the Assyrians (2 Chronicles 32:1-8) […]

“Awake, Sleeper”

Text: Ephesians 5:14 What Paul Says They Needed to Do Go from sleep to being awake — state of alertness Go from death to life — state of salvation Go from darkness to light — state of enlightenment Why They Needed to Do These Things If they were not alert, they were vulnerable (1 Peter […]

When a Preacher Misunderstands a Bible Subject

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 How we handle a misunderstanding on the part of a preacher or teacher will depend upon the nature of the misunderstanding. In every case it should be dealt with appropriately and in love. Growing in Knowledge Growth is a continual process — even for a preacher/teacher of the gospel It is […]

Why the Interest in Judgment Day Predictions?

Text: Matthew 24:36 They Want to Know What God Knows This is how the first sin was committed — Eve wanted to have knowledge that was exclusive to God (Genesis 3:1-6) We need to be content with what God has revealed (Deuteronomy 29:29) God has given us everything pertaining to life & godliness (2 Peter […]

Having a Zeal for God

Text: Acts 22:3 What Is Zeal? “Eagerness & ardent interest in pursuit of something” (Merriam Webster) If we are zealous for something — we will make it a priority, it will affect our actions, we will speak about it, we will hold fast our convictions Zeal Alone is Not Enough Zeal for God was one […]