The Word of the Cross

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Two Views of the Message – foolishness or the power of God Inherent Conflict between God’s Wisdom & Man’s – due to man’s arrogance People Want Something More – Jews wanted signs, Gentiles wanted wisdom We Must Not Give Them More – the gospel is sufficient God Is Greater than Man […]

Not Ashamed of the Gospel

Text: Romans 1:16 Why would some be ashamed of the gospel? It’s different – Acts 17:32; 26:24 It appears foolish – 1 Corinthians 1:18 It condemns sin – John 16:8 It’s old-fashioned – Jude 3 Preaching without shame Preach the whole counsel – Acts 20:27 Preach with boldness/plainness – 2 Corinthians 3:12 Preach without changing […]

Special Revelation

Text: Psalm 19:7-14 What God’s word is: Perfect law (v. 7) Sure testimony (v. 7) Right precepts (v. 8) Pure commandments (v. 8) Fear of the Lord is clean (v. 9) – provides a basis for the fear of the Lord True judgments (v. 9) What God’s word does: Restores the soul (v. 7) Makes […]

Lessons from the Death of Christ

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:26 The Foreknowledge of God – Acts 2:23 The Wisdom of God – 1 Corinthians 1:18,22-23 Many Will Reject Christ – Luke 23:13,21 Truth is Made Evident in Conflict – Matthew 27:54 Death is not the End – Colossians 1:18

Buy the Truth

Text: Proverbs 23:23 What is Truth? – John 17:17; Psalm 119:160 What Truth Gives Us – wisdom, instruction, understanding The Cost of Truth – pride, time/effort, friends/family Why Some Sell the Truth – easier, popular