The Rich Man

Text: Luke 12:16-21 Jesus often used parables in His teaching – using an everyday illustration to describe a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus described a rich man blessed with an abundant harvest. He made plans for how to deal with this prosperity, yet his life was cut short. As we study this, we are going […]

Things That Are More Valuable Than Gold

Text: Job 31:24-25, 28 There is a temptation to put our trust in wealth, especially when we face greater uncertainty than normal. For centuries, gold has been valued; and the Scriptures do not deny the value of it. However, we are not to put our trust in it. As Job said in our text, that would […]

How to Lose Your Soul

Text: Matthew 16:26 Our soul is more valuable than anything and everything in this world. Even if we could obtain all of the material things in this would, our soul is more valuable. Jesus said it was foolish to forfeit our soul for the whole world, yet many forfeit their souls for far less. How do […]

Who Is Affected By Sin?

Text: 1 Corinthians 5:1-6 Many choose to ignore sin – sadly, even some Christians do this. They ignore the sins of others because they believe it is between them and God. They ignore their own sins because they believe God’s grace will cover them. Yet sin is described in the Bible as pollution (Isaiah 24:5) because […]

Things That Are More Valuable Than Gold

Word of God (Psalm 19:10; 119:72) Valuable because it comes from God (2 Timothy 3:16) — He Himself is more valuable than gold (Job 22:24-25) Addresses the biggest problem in the history of man — sin (Romans 3:23; 6:23) — and provides the only solution (Acts 4:12) It will never become outdated (Jude 3; Galatians […]

How to Lose Your Soul

Text: Matthew 16:26 Do What You Want in Religion – Matthew 7:21-23 Focus on Material Things – Luke 12:16-21 Become Complacent – 1 Corinthians 9:27 Rely Too Much on Others – Philippians 2:12

The Value of the Soul

Text: Matthew 16:24-27 Natural Desire for Self-Preservation (v. 25-26) Dangers of an Overly Ambitious Attitude – Luke 12:16-21 The Value of One’s Soul – Genesis 2:7; 1 John 2:17 What Happens if we Forfeit our Soul? – we cannot give anything to buy it back; Matthew 10:28 Judgment – 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:2-11