The Sin of Achan

Text: Joshua 7:1 With the help of the Lord, the Israelites won a decisive victory over Jericho (Joshua 6:20-21). But at their next battle against the smaller town of Ai, they were defeated (Joshua 7:3-5). The reason for this was because of the sin of one man – Achan. In this study, we’ll consider some […]

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? […]

The Growing Acceptance of Homosexuality

Text: Genesis 19:1-14; Judges 19:10-27, 20:12-13 What We Should Expect as Acceptance Grows They will become more demanding They will become more intolerant They will become more violent What Does the Bible Say about Homosexuality? It is a chosen practice – 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 It is a sinful practice – 1 Timothy 1:9-10; Jude 7 […]

“Negative” Characteristics of God

Not negative as in bad or evil — God is perfect Negative in the sense of man’s perception — what people don’t like about God Jealousy — Exodus 20:3-5 Intolerance (towards sin) — Matthew 25:41,46 Wrath — Romans 2:5

Some Characteristics of a Christian

[These were the topics from a gospel meeting by Aaron Erhardt. Of course, there are many more that could be added, but one week is only so long.] Christians need to be impartial – John 4 Christians need to be hospitable – 3 John Christians need to contend for the faith – Jude 3 Christians […]

Homosexuality

Old Testament teaching on homosexuality – Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Genesis 19 New Testament teaching on homosexuality – Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Timothy 1:9-10 Common defenses: People are born that way – Acts 10:34; 1 Corinthians 10:13 Jesus never spoke against it – not specifically that was recorded; John 16:13 God loves everyone – […]