Pressing On To Maturity

Text: Hebrews 6:1 Our Life in Christ New birth (John 3:3,5; 1 Peter 1:23) Babes in Christ (1 Peter 2:1-2) Full grown (Hebrews 5:13-14) We are not to remain stagnant (Hebrews 5:11-12) God Expects Us to Grow Individually (John 15:2; 2 Peter 3:18; 1:5-8) Collectively (Ephesians 4:15-16; Acts 9:31) What If We Fail to Grow? […]

Singing in Heaven

Those in heaven are depicted as singing to God (Revelation 5:9; 14:3) Singing is the only act done in assembly that will also be done in heaven Lord’s Supper only to be done until the Lord returns Giving unnecessary — no more work to have to give to support; no more need Prayer unnecessary — […]

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 […]

Keywords in the Prophecy of the Coming Kingdom

Text: Isaiah 2:2-4 Mountain – government, authority (Daniel 2:44; John 18:36-37; Matthew 28:18) House – the church (1 Timothy 3:15), linked to the kingdom (Matthew 16:18-19) Nations – Gentiles, kingdom open to all (Acts 2:37-39; Ephesians 2:13-16) Come – individual responsibility to follow Christ (Joshua 24:15; 2 Corinthians 5:10) Teach – we must know God’s […]

I Am the Light of the World

Text: John 8:12 What Does Light Do? Brings understanding (Ephesians 3:8-10) Shows us the way (John 11:9-10) Exposes evil (1 Corinthians 4:5) Jesus is the Light He brings understanding (John 1:9) He shows us the way (John 14:6) He exposes evil (John 3:19-20) His Word Provides Light Today We gain understanding from it (1 Corinthians […]

The Fields are White for Harvest

Text: John 4:35 What Did Jesus See? People who were lost People who were interested What Did the People Need? A willing teacher The gospel Are the Fields White for Harvest Today? People are still lost (Romans 3:23) Are people interested? It depends – But we must plant the seed (1 Corinthians 3:6) We must […]

The New Testament Church

Jesus Built One Church – Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:22-23 Universal Church & Local Church Universal church – all the saved (Acts 2:47; Ephesians 5:23) Local church – Christians (members of the universal church) coming together in local groups (Hebrews 10:25) Some Degree of Uniformity among Local Churches – 2 Timothy 1:13; 1 Corinthians 4:17 What […]