Cain, Balaam, and Korah

Text: Jude 11 Jude intended to write this letter about their “common salvation,” but deviated from his original topic and told them to “contend earnestly for the faith” (Jude 3). He warned that those who attacked “the faith” would be punished by God (Jude 5-7). Who were they? Jude warned that they were following in […]

What the Cross Represents

Text: Galatians 6:14 The Cross of Christ A symbol of death (Acts 2:23) A symbol of rejection (Matthew 23:37; John 19:15) A symbol of humiliation (Hebrews 12:2) A symbol of rebellion (John 19:12) A symbol of submission (Philippians 2:8) Our Cross (Luke 9:23) A symbol of death (Romans 6:3-6,11) A symbol of rejection (1 Peter […]

Remember Lot’s Wife

Text: Luke 17:32 The Value of OT Examples – Romans 15:4 The Story of Lot’s Wife – Genesis 13:12; 18:20-21; 19:15-17, 24-26) Why Was She Punished? Disobedience (Genesis 19:17) Possible Motives that We Must Guard Ourselves From: Being too close to the people of the world (James 4:4) Being too attached to the riches of […]

Flee & Pursue

Text: 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee Youthful Lusts: Sexual Immorality Desire for Material Things Desire for Fame Desire for Acceptance Desire to Do Your Own Thing Pursue: Righteousness Faith Love Peace

Cain, Balaam, and Korah

Text: Jude 11 They have gone the way of Cain (Genesis 4:3-8) – served God according to his desires, convenience They have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam (Numbers 22) – pursued the things (riches) of this life They have perished in the rebellion of Korah (Numbers 16) – thought of himself more highly […]