Shortcuts to Bible Study

Methods some people use to avoid having to study the Bible: Use your own common sense – Jeremiah 10:23; Proverbs 14:12 Follow the majority – Matthew 7:13-14 Believe what your family believes – Matthew 10:34-37; Luke 16:27-28 Do what you’ve always done – Matthew 15:1-9 Follow well-known / well-respected preachers – 1 Corinthians 4:6; Acts […]

Obedience Required by God

Text: Philippians 2:12-13 “So then” – imitate Christ’s example “As you have always obeyed” – persistent, continuous “Not as in my presence only…in my absence” – willing, not forced “Work out your own” – individual responsibility “Salvation” – not about life on earth, but eternal life “With fear and trembling” – knowing there is punishment […]

The Lord’s Invitation

Text: Matthew 11:28-30 The Invitation – from the Lord, open to all, promise of rest Our Responsibility – come to Him, take on His yoke, learn from Him The Motivation – He is gentle and humble, we will find rest, His yoke is easy and His burden is light

Parable of the Talents

Text: Matthew 25:14-30 What are Talents? – abilities, resources, opportunities How Do We Increase our Talents? Abilities – 2 Timothy 2:15; Hebrews 5:11-14 Resources – Ephesians 4:28 Opportunities – Colossians 4:6; 1 Peter 2:12 Right & Wrong Attitudes Failure to Use our Talents Affects Others Alien sinners will not be taught – Romans 10:14-17 Fellow […]

Character of a Christian

A Christian is one who loves the truth – 2 Thessalonians 2:10 A Christian is one who seeks first the kingdom – Matthew 6:33 A Christian is one who puts God above family – Matthew 10:34-37 A Christian is one who puts pleasing God above pleasing men – Galatians 1:10 A Christian is one who […]

Abide in Christ

Text: John 15:1-6 Told to Abide in Christ – through His word abiding in us (v. 7) Individual Responsibility – branches are individuals, not churches Expected to Bear Fruit – parable of sower (Luke 8:5-15) Warnings –