Solomon Anointed King

Text: 1 Kings 1:38-40 Forgiveness of God Solomon’s mother was Bathsheba (1:11), well-known for her affair with David (2 Samuel 11) Punishment — the child born to Bathsheba would die (2 Samuel 12:14) This child died (2 Samuel 12:15-18) — the next child, Solomon, did not (2 Samuel 12:24), but rather became king When God […]

How God Speaks to Us Today

Hebrews 1:1-2 He Speaks to Us through His Son Jesus is the spokesman for God (John 18:37) Son of God — through Him, we see the Father (John 1:18; 14:8-9) Creator — “through whom… He made the world” (John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:16-17) Deity “radiance of His glory… exact representation of His nature” (Colossians 2:9) Redeemer “made purification […]

Many Other Things

Text: John 21:25 The Bible is Concise – this is by design The Bible is Understandable – in order to produce belief The Bible has Everything We Need – we are not missing any information necessary to please God Read the article: Many Other Things

All Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Text: Ephesians 1:3-14 Spiritual Blessings Predestination (v. 4-5) — God was able to foreknow who would be saved: those who were holy and blameless Grace (v. 6) — God’s gift of salvation, given to us freely, not according to what we deserve Redemption (v. 7) — God purchased us, bought us back from our bondage […]

The Work of the Holy Spirit

Text: John 14:16-17,26; 15:26-27; 16:7-15 Who is the Holy Spirit? Not some mystical force or influence He is a person – Jesus used He, not it to refer to the Spirit (14:16,26; 15:26; 16:7,8,13,14,15) Who is Jesus Talking To? – The Apostles What Would the Holy Spirit Do? Provide help/comfort (14:16,26; 15:26; 16:7) — How? […]

Simplicity of God’s Plan

Text: 2 Corinthians 11:3 Revelation Understandable (Ephesians 3:4) Concise (John 21:25) Complete (Jude 3) Salvation Problem of sin (Isaiah 59:2) God’s grace (Titus 2:11) Our faithful obedience (Romans 5:1; James 2:24) Evangelism Message (2 Timothy 4:2) Individual work (1 Peter 3:15) Collective work (1 Timothy 3:15)

Beatitudes in the Book of Revelation

Blessed are: Those Who Read & Hear – Revelation 1:3 Those Who Heed the Words of This Book – Revelation 22:7 Those Invited to the Marriage Supper – Revelation 19:9 Those Who Wash Their Robes – Revelation 22:14 Those Who Have a Part in the First Resurrection – Revelation 20:6 Those Who Stay Awake and […]