The Name of Jesus

Text: Isaiah 9:6 Wonderful Counselor Jesus is the great teacher (Matthew 7:28-29) His message is of divine origin (John 12:49-50) His words lead to eternal life (John 5:24; 6:68) Mighty God Power of Jesus displayed in Creation (Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:16) While on earth, Jesus demonstrated power over creation (Matthew 8:26-27) The deity of Christ […]

Practicing the Golden Rule

Text: Matthew 7:12 We Must Take the Initiative Don’t treat others as they treat you, but as you want them to treat you People may not treat us the way we would like (2 Timothy 3:12; Matthew 5:38-41) We must treat others as we would want them to treat us (Romans 13:8-10; Matthew 22:39-40) Why […]

How to Glorify God

Text: Isaiah 43:7 In Our Worship Praise God for Who He Is (Revelation 4:8-9) He is holy He is the Lord God He is eternal He is our Creator Worship According to His Instructions Offering worship differently than what God has instructed dishonors Him (Leviticus 10:1-3) God has give a pattern for us to follow […]

All Scripture is Inspired by God

Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 The Process of Inspiration God revealed His message to man (Hebrews 1:1-2) Work of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:10-13) — avenue of prophecy (2 Peter 1:20-21), guidance of apostles (John 14:26; 15:26; 16:13) Characteristics of the Inspired Word True (Psalm 119:160) — because God is always true (Titus 1:2) Timeless […]

Having a Zeal for God

Text: Acts 22:3 What Is Zeal? “Eagerness & ardent interest in pursuit of something” (Merriam Webster) If we are zealous for something — we will make it a priority, it will affect our actions, we will speak about it, we will hold fast our convictions Zeal Alone is Not Enough Zeal for God was one […]

Charges Brought Against Paul

Text: Acts 24:1 Paul’s example shows us how to deal with false charges and persecution The Charges Causes division (Acts 24:5) — those who depart from the truth are the ones who cause the division, not the faithful (Jude 19) Opposes the government (Acts 24:5) — Christians are to submit to the government (Romans 13:1), […]

The Hand of God was Upon Ezra

Text: Ezra 7:6-10 Why was God with Ezra? He Set His Heart Ezra was able to please God because he made a conscious decision to do so Pleasing God does not happen by accident (Matthew 7:13-14) We must make a daily choice to follow God or not (Luke 9:23) He Studied the Law He was […]