“Nothing Like This Has Ever Happened”

Text: Judges 19:30 Following the rape and abuse that led to the death of a Levite’s concubine, a message was sent out to all the tribes of Israel to take note of what occurred and deal with the situation. This type of event had not been experienced by anyone in the recent generations. So they […]

Dealing with Error

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 One Who Simply Believes Error It is expected that our knowledge will grow from infancy to maturity (1 Peter 2:2; Hebrews 5:12-14) Growth can only happen through the teaching of the word (1 Peter 2:2) Error needs to be explained & refuted (2 Corinthians 10:5) One Who Openly Promotes Error This […]

Why the Interest in Judgment Day Predictions?

Text: Matthew 24:36 They Want to Know What God Knows This is how the first sin was committed — Eve wanted to have knowledge that was exclusive to God (Genesis 3:1-6) We need to be content with what God has revealed (Deuteronomy 29:29) God has given us everything pertaining to life & godliness (2 Peter […]

For The Truth

Text: 2 Corinthians 13:8 What can we do that would benefit or support the truth? Learn the truth (1 Timothy 4:13; 2 Timothy 2:15) Believe the truth (Hebrews 11:1;  Timothy 1:12) Practice the truth (James 2:26; 1 Peter 1:22) Teach the truth (1 Peter 3:15) Defend the truth (Philippians 1:16-17; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5) Encourage the […]

Law of Sin Offerings

Text: Leviticus 4 Unintentional Sin is Still Sin A burnt offering had to be made for these sins (v. 3, 13-14, 22-24, 27-29) Ignorance of guilt would not excuse sin (Hosea 4:6) We must recognize the fact that all sins are wrong, regardless of motive or level of knowledge (1 John 3:4) Awareness had to […]

What Happened After Saul’s Conversion?

Text: Acts 9:18-26 He Took Food and was Strengthened (v. 19) Had been fasting & praying (v. 9,11) — sign of godly sorrow After baptism, his fast ended (v. 19) — Why? … his sins were forgiven in baptism (Acts 22:16) Important — this came after baptism, not after prayer He Began to Proclaim Jesus […]

What Is The Assembly?

The Assembly is a Privilege — privilege because of the opportunity to worship God, and to be sought after by God (John 4:23) The Assembly is a Blessing — place to receive encouragement (Hebrews 10:24-25) and teaching (Acts 2:42; 20:7) The Assembly is an Opportunity — to meet with brethren, to escape the influence of […]