Sins of the Rich Man

Text: Luke 16:19-31 Focused Only on This Life (v. 19) Nothing wrong with riches (1 Timothy 6:17) or enjoying life (Ecclesiastes 11:9) But wealth & enjoyment are not our ultimate goal (1 Timothy 6:9; Ecclesiastes 7:2-3) If we’re not careful, these can turn us away from God (Luke 8:14) This world is only temporary (1 […]

The Fertile Fields of Sin in Sodom

Text: Ezekiel 16:49-50 There were certain conditions that gave rise to the exceeding wickedness among the people of Sodom Arrogance (Proverbs 16:18) Abundance (1 Timothy 6:17) Laziness (Proverbs 6:6-8) Selfishness (Matthew 22:39) Read the article: The Fertile Fields of Sin in Sodom

Seven Abominations

Text: Proverbs 6:16-19 Haughty Eyes – We need humility instead (James 4:6) A Lying Tongue – We are to love and value the truth (Proverbs 23:23) Hands that Shed Innocent Blood – Every life is precious because man is made in the image of God (Genesis 9:6; 2 Peter 3:9) A Heart that Devises Wicked […]

Lessons from a Fallen Preacher

Don’t Put Your Trust in Men – 1 Corinthians 4:6 Pride Goes Before Destruction – 1 Corinthians 10:12 Don’t Flirt with Sin – 2 Timothy 3:13 Pleasure vs. Consequences of Sin – Hebrews 11:25; Proverbs 13:15 Encourage One Another – Hebrews 3:13 Be Ready to Forgive – Luke 17:3-4 Read the article: Lessons from a […]

The Path to Denominationalism

The Desire by Some for Power & Control – 3 John 9-10 Christians Putting their Trust in Men – 1 Corinthians 1:12; 3:4-5; 4:6 Unity on Some Other Standard than God’s Word – John 17:17 Practices/Customs that are Wrongly Bound upon Others – Matthew 15:1-9

The Path to Denominationalism

The desire by some for power and control (3 John 9-10) Christians putting their trust in men (1 Corinthians 1:12; 3:4-5; 4:6) Unity on some other standard than God’s word (John 17:20-21; 2 John 9-11) Practices/customs that are bound upon others (Matthew 15:1-9)

Why People Crucified Jesus

[This was a follow-up lesson to the one previously posted, “The Testimony of Jesus’ Enemies”] Chief Priests – Pride (John 11:47-48); Envy (Matthew 27:17-18) Judas – Greed (Matthew 27:3-4) Pilate – Opposition (John 19:12-16) The Centurion – Duty (Luke 23:47; Matthew 8:8-9)