Righteous Lot

Text: 2 Peter 2:6-9 Lot is described as being “righteous,” yet he was not without his faults. In Lot we see one who was righteous, yet too often focused on the wrong thing, tolerated too much, and compromised with the world. There are some important lessons we can learn from Lot’s example, both good and […]

There Will Be False Teachers

Text: 2 Peter 2:1-3 The threat of false teachers is ever-present and cannot be ignored. In these few verses, Peter makes it clear just how dangerous false teachers are to us. The Existence of False Teachers is a Reality There will be false teachers today – not unique to the first century They will come […]

Lessons from the Prodigal Son

Text: Luke 15:11-32 Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son is one of His more well-known parables. There are several lessons we can learn from it – both from the prodigal son and his brother. This lesson examines a few of these lessons. Impatience The younger son demanded his share of the inheritance early (Luke 15:11-12) […]

“We Have No King But Caesar”

Text: John 19:14-16 After Pilate repeatedly tried to release Jesus, the Jews (influenced by their leaders) clearly and boldly repudiated Him. Why? It has to do with what they rejected and what they chose to focus on instead. Who/What Did They Reject? They Rejected Jesus They rejected Jesus even though Pilate found Him innocent (John […]

Making Sin a Trivial Thing

Text: 1 Kings 16:29-33 Ahab was one of the more infamous kings in the Bible. He was so wicked that sin had become trivial (unimportant, nothing to be concerned about). It is dangerous for sin to become a trivial matter. In Ahab’s example we see how sin becomes trivial so we can avoid this condition as […]

Demonic Christians

Text: James 2:19 Demons are not completely opposite from even the most faithful child of God. The faithful will believe, fear, and obey God. The demons will only believe and fear. Their meeting of God’s expectations is incomplete. The difference is between doing some or doing all that God instructs. God expects total obedience (Matthew […]

Christians In Name Only

Text: Revelation 3:1 “Christian” is More than a Name The term “Christian” describes what we are — Christ-like Disciples of Christ (Acts 11:26) — daily, full-time responsibility One must be persuaded to become a Christian (Acts 26:28) — different than the world Target of persecution (1 Peter 4:12,16) If one wants to be a Christian, […]