The Beatitudes

Text: Matthew 5:3-12 Blessed are the poor in spirit (v. 3) – humility Blessed are those who mourn (v. 4) – sorrow for sin Blessed are the meek (v. 5) – patient endurance Blessed are those who hunger & thirst for righteousness (v. 6) – right by God’s standard Blessed are the merciful (v. 7) […]

The Body of Sin

Text: Isaiah 59:1-2 The body controlled by sin – Isaiah 59:3-8 Put off the body of sin – Romans 6:6 The body controlled by righteousness – Romans 6:17-18

Paul’s Message to Felix

Text: Acts 24:24-25 Righteousness – Romans 1:16-17; 1 John 3:7 Self-control – Luke 9:23 Judgment to Come – 2 Corinthians 5:10; Hebrews 9:27

The Soul Who Sins Will Die

Text: Ezekiel 18 Each person is accountable for his own sin – v. 1-4 We must be righteous to be accepted by God – v. 5-9 Righteousness / unrighteousness is not passed from one to another – v. 10-20 Hope: The wicked can repent – v. 21-23 Warning: The righteous can fall away – v. […]

The Truth Will Make You Free

Text: John 8:31-36 A True Disciple of Christ (v. 31-32) – conditional, “if you continue in My word” Man is Enslaved to Sin (v. 33-34) – Jesus offers spiritual freedom Christ Can Make Us Free (v. 35-36) How do we become free from sin? (Romans 6) In Christ we are “freed from sin” (v. 3-11) […]

Put On the Full Armor of God

Text: Ephesians 6:10-17 Be Strong in the Lord (v. 10-13) – stand firm, arm yourself Loins Girded with Truth – starting point Breastplate of Righteousness Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace Shield of Faith Helmet of Salvation Sword of the Spirit – word of God