“A Dog Returns to Its Own Vomit”

Text: 2 Peter 2:18-22 Peter wrote this epistle in order to remind these brethren of some things before he departed (1:12-15). One of his warnings was about the threat of false teachers (2:1-2). There was a real danger that these Christians could fall away; he wanted them to be prepared. We need to heed his […]

Why Should Any Man Complain in View of His Sin?

Text: Lamentations 3:39-40 The book of Lamentations is a lament over the condition of God’s people on account of God’s dealings with them for their sins. Jeremiah warns them that they have no right to complain, despite their great suffering, because they had no one else to blame for their condition. God’s People Were Suffering […]

Burning Sacrifices to the Queen of Heaven

Text: Jeremiah 44:15-18 Jeremiah repeatedly condemned the people for the sin of idolatry. Here, they did not dispute the charges. They just refused to listen or acknowledge negative consequences of their behavior. Those who are caught up in false religions today do the same things – in their error, they refuse to accept certain things. […]

David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth

Text: 2 Samuel 9 David’s kindness to Mephibosheth parallels the grace which God shows us – not on every detail, but on the major points. For David’s kindness and God’s grace, there is a plan, a need, a declaration, and a response. David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth Plan – Before even knowing of Mephibosheth, David planned […]

The Writing on the Wall

Text: Daniel 5:25-28 God is in Control (v. 26) God of the universe (Colossians 1:16-17) Head of the church (Colossians 1:18) God Judges Us (v. 27) Heed the warnings of others who have been punished (Hebrews 2:1-3) Each of us will be judged (2 Corinthians 5:10) Our Fate Rests in His Hands (v. 28) We […]

The Book of Life

Text: Revelation 20:12 The Book Belongs to the Lamb (Revelation 13:8) We Can Have Our Name Added Now (Philippians 4:3) We Can Have Our Name Erased (Revelation 3:5) If Our Name is Missing, We Will Be Condemned (Revelation 20:15) If Our Name is There, We Will Be Rewarded (Revelation 21:27) Read the article: The Book […]

God’s Grace to Jerusalem

Text: Ezekiel 16 Man’s Helplessness without God (v. 4-5) We have no hope without God (Ephesians 2:12) Why? … Sin (Isaiah 59:2; Romans 6:23) God Showed Kindness to Man (v. 6) This was done while man was in his helpless state (Romans 5:6-10) As we will see, grace does not guarantee salvation (Titus 2:11; Matthew […]