The Fourfold Foundation of the Gospel

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 In Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth, he reminded them of the fundamental truths of the gospel. These were the points upon which everything else was built. He mentioned four facts that were “of first importance” in God’s saving message. Let us consider the facts that comprise the foundation of the […]

Jesus Wept

Text: John 11:35 This verse is the shortest verse in the English Bible, yet there is a lot to be learned from these two words. The context is about Jesus’ response to the death of Lazarus, a personal friend. Jesus was going to raise Lazarus from the dead, but before that was an emotional scene (v. […]

Take Courage in the Face of Tribulation

Text: John 16:32-33 Jesus was talking with His apostles shorty before His death. He warned them that they would be scattered. Despite the fact that they would leave Him, the Father would not leave Him. Jesus encouraged them with the fact that He had overcome the world. This was to give them the courage to endure the trials […]

What If Jesus Was Not Raised from the Dead?

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:14 The “Christian” world uses the Easter holiday to remember the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is certainly good to remember the resurrection, yet the observance of “Easter” as a religious holy day is nowhere authorized in the Bible. But while people’s minds are turned to the resurrection, we can take advantage of […]

What Jesus’ Death Was Designed to Do

Text: John 12:32-34 In our text, Jesus explained that He was going to die, but the crowds did not understand why. They misunderstood the Old Testament prophecies and believed the Christ would not die. Many today do not understand why Jesus died. What was the purpose of His death? We are going to notice eight things that […]

The Message of the Gospel

Text: Romans 1:1-6 Romans 1:16 is often thought of as the theme of the book of Romans – the gospel is God’s power to save. However, the first few verses of the letter introduce this central topic. We want to be prepared to talk to others about the gospel – especially those who are unfamiliar with […]

A Living Hope

Text: 1 Peter 1:1-9 Peter began his first epistle focusing on the hope of salvation. This hope that we have is a “living hope.” God’s Work to Save Us (v. 1-2) Peter mentioned all three members of the Godhead being involved in our salvation – God the Father, by His foreknowledge, crafted a plan to […]