Twelve Disciples in Ephesus

Text: Acts 19:1-10 When Paul came to Ephesus, he found twelve men that would be part of the beginning of the church in that city. There are some lessons we can learn from this account – we will consider a few of them here. Disciples of John When we first read “disciples,” we might assume these […]

Put Away Childish Things

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:11 As one moves from childhood to adulthood, changes take place – physical changes; changes in relationships and responsibilities; levels of maturity, knowledge, and wisdom, etc. Paul used this basic principle of growth and maturity as an analogy for our spiritual lives. This lesson deals with some of the “childish things” we […]

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 […]

Spiritual Gifts

What are Spiritual Gifts? – 1 Corinthians 12:4-10 How were Spiritual Gifts Given? – Through the laying on of the apostles’ hands: Acts 8:14-17 What was the Purpose of Spiritual Gifts? – Confirm & reveal the word: Mark 16:20; Hebrews 2:2-4 How Long would Spiritual Gifts Last? – Until the will of God was completely […]