The Gospel of Unity

Text: Galatians 2:1-21 This is the second of six lessons examining the gospel from the book of Galatians. This lesson will focus on the gospel as a message of unity. The Announcement There is liberty in Christ (Galatians 2:4) – Paul mentioned the liberty that we have in Christ (cf. 2 Corinthians 3:17); does not mean we are free to […]

What Saved Noah?

Text: Genesis 6:7-8 What saved Noah? Depending on who you ask, you may get different responses (i.e. grace, obedience). One fact is clear that we all agree on – God saved Noah. But how did He do it? This is an important question as it helps us understand how God saves us today. Need for […]

The Obedience That Is Required By God

Text: Philippians 2:12-13 The Scriptures are clear – the Lord expects His people to obey Him (Luke 6:46; John 14:15; Hebrews 5:9). Our text is another passage that emphasizes the need for obedience. This lesson will take a closer look at this passage and see how Paul describes the obedience that is required by God. […]

“We Are Unworthy Slaves”

Text: Luke 17:7-10 Most of the denominational world is under the heavy influence of Calvinism (unconditional election, irresistible grace, etc.). So they object to our teaching that obedience is necessary. They argue that we believe we can “earn” our salvation. But this is not the case. The passage under consideration in our lesson is important […]

Who Will Enter the Kingdom of Heaven?

obedienText: Matthew 7:21-23 Not Everyone Will Enter the Kingdom Jesus stated simply in this sermon that not all will be saved (Matthew 7:21, 13-14) It is not because He does not want all to be saved — He does (John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:9) The fault lies with man The Role of Faith Jesus is […]

Themes of the Cross

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18; Luke 9:23 The themes associated with Christ’s cross extend to ours as well. Love “God so loved the world…” (John 3:16) Jesus laid down His life for us (John 10:17-18) Our following Christ & enduring all things must be done in love (John 14:15; Matthew 22:36-40) Grace Man’s condition before the […]

Righteousness is as Filthy Rags

Text: Isaiah 64:6 This verse is often used by those who believe salvation is by faith only. This lesson examines the verse in question, as well as what the Bible has to say on the subject of faith and works. “…all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment…” What the “Faith Only” Proponents Want […]