Keeping God’s Word Results in Purity

Text: Psalm 119:9-16 Second stanza of Psalm 119 – Following God’s word results in purity in our lives. Any one of us can keep from sin if we follow the word of God, but we must do certain things to make this happen. Following God’s Word Keeps Our Way Pure (v. 9) The word of […]

The Goal of Our Instruction

Text: 1 Timothy 1:5 Why do we preach and teach the gospel? It is about more than just fulfilling a command or following the New Testament pattern. We are to preach and teach with a purpose. Paul told Timothy about “the goal of our instruction.” Love Agape – active love; putting the interests of others […]

Righteous Lot

Text: 2 Peter 2:6-9 Lot is described as being “righteous,” yet he was not without his faults. In Lot we see one who was righteous, yet too often focused on the wrong thing, tolerated too much, and compromised with the world. There are some important lessons we can learn from Lot’s example, both good and […]

Called As Saints

Text: Romans 1:7 One of the terms used in the NT to describe the people of God is saints. It is important that we understand this term and why it was used. Divine Calling This term was not given to these Christians by men, but God Two ways to look at the idea of being called – […]

“How Can a Young Man Keep His Way Pure?”

Text: Psalm 119:9-16 Keep God’s Word (v. 9) Wrong places to look for this answer – oneself (Jeremiah 10:23); peers (Exodus 23:2); parents (Ezekiel 18:14) We must look to the word of God Seek God Wholeheartedly (v. 10) We must not divide our allegiance between God & anyone/anything else (Matthew 6:24) Whatever we do must […]

Let No One Look Down on Your Youth

Text: 1 Timothy 4:12 The characteristics Paul mentions are necessary for all Christians, not just for a young evangelist like Timothy. But how can a young man keep others from looking down on his youth? He cannot control the thoughts of others. So he must control what is in his power to control. He must […]

It Is the Hour for You to Awaken

Romans 13:11-14 After discussing a Christian’s obligations to their civil authorities and their neighbors, Paul addresses personal holiness and our responsibility to be wholly right before God. Know the Time (v. 11-12) These are matters of eternal consequence – many want to ignore these things and enjoy the here and now, but we cannot do […]