What the Bible Says About the Rapture

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 The “rapture” is a popular doctrine among “Christian” denominations. The word “rapture” is not used in the Bible, but the term is derived from a word that is. We need to understand the “rapture” in a way that is in harmony with the Bible, not the way the religious world generally […]

Living in View of Christ’s Return

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2 The second coming of Christ is a recurrent theme in Paul’s letters to Thessalonica. The Holy Spirit wanted these brethren to keep this event in their minds as they went through life. These letters have been preserved for us for the same reason. Understanding the reality of the Lord’s return, what […]

The Sufferings of This Present Time

Text: Romans 8:18-25 The world is full of sin, suffering, violence, and loss. There are many passages in the Bible that discuss how to deal with the hardships of life. In this lesson, we will focus on one passage from Paul’s letter to the Romans. Suffering Will Always Be Present (v. 18) Paul talked about […]

When Will the Lord Return?

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 The Scriptures do not provide us with a date for the Lord’s return. Nor are we given signs to look for that will signal that His return is approaching. But the New Testament does provide us with a description for when the Lord will return. This lesson will seek to answer […]

The Four Calls

Text: Ephesians 4:1 A call is an invitation to something — some are optional, some are not. The NT describes at least four of these calls — the first is optional, the other three are not. The Gospel Call The call from condemnation to salvation We are called by the gospel (2 Thessalonians 2:13-14) It […]

If _____, How Say Some Among You That _____?

[Sermon delivered by Ross Conley] Text: 1 Corinthians 15:12 Resurrection – If Christ rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection? Old Law – If the Old Law has been done away, how say some among you that we are to keep the law? (Colossians 2:14) Second Coming – […]

Power of God

Text: Genesis 1 Power in Creation – Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:20 Power of His Word – Psalm 33:8-9 Faith in His Power – Ephesians 3:20 Consistent pattern of God’s power demonstrated throughout the Bible: In Creation Account Power to create – Genesis 1:1 Power to control nature – Genesis 1:9,11,20,24 Power to give life – […]