Putting Faith Into Practice

An Overview of the Book of James Faith is Demonstrated by: Our Words and Deeds Our works demonstrate our faith (2:16-17,24) It is manifest in our speech (1:26; 3:,9-10) This is a reflection of our heart (3:11-12) Our Approach to God’s Word God uses His word to call us and to save us (1:18) Receive […]

Peter’s Commission

Text: John 21:15-19 Forget Past Mistakes – Peter made his share of mistakes, but he could not let them hinder his service to Christ in the future Feed the Flock – teach & lead others in the way of Christ Endure Persecution – Peter would eventually suffer death for his faith, he needed to be […]

Raising Lazarus

Text: John 11 Nature of Miracles True miracles cannot be faked, attributed to coincidence, or be just an unlikely event True miracles are undeniable – Even Jesus’ enemies acknowledged the legitimacy of His miracle (v. 47-48) Miracles were performed to produce faith (v. 45; John 20:30-31) God Allows Human Suffering Jesus knew Lazarus was sick […]

Remember Lot’s Wife

Text: Luke 17:32 The Value of OT Examples – Romans 15:4 The Story of Lot’s Wife – Genesis 13:12; 18:20-21; 19:15-17, 24-26) Why Was She Punished? Disobedience (Genesis 19:17) Possible Motives that We Must Guard Ourselves From: Being too close to the people of the world (James 4:4) Being too attached to the riches of […]

Preachers of the Gospel

Text: 2 Corinthians 3:1-4:16 Letters of Commendation – 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 Adequate in God – 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 Renounce the Hidden Things of Shame – 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 Treasures in Earthen Vessels – 2 Corinthians 4:7 We Do Not Lose Heart – 2 Corinthians 4:16

Jesus Christ – Our Perfect Example

Text: 1 Peter 2:21-25 His example shows us how we should be. An Example of Suffering – 2 Timothy 3:12; 1 Peter 4:12-16 An Example of Sinlessness – John 8:11; 1 John 2:1 An Example of Reliance upon God – Luke 22:42-43; Proverbs 3:5 An Example of Sacrifice – John 10:17-18; Romans 12:1; 1 John […]