MY CHRISTIAN PRIVILEGE “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations”; Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” These are the last words Jesus spoke to his disciples, and they “went everywhere preaching the Word.” Paul wrote, ‘Yes, verily their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the … Continue reading MY CHRISTIAN PRIVILEGE
Month: November 2011
By What Authority
By What Authority? Matthew 21:23-27 Introduction to the Scripture: If you were to visit a representative of every religious group, you would find that they are all have practices that are distinctive to themselves. If you were to ask each one why they held to a particular practice, they must look to either 1) the … Continue reading By What Authority
Won’t it be Wonderful There
Won't it be Wonderful There? Revelation 21:1-8 Introduction to the Scripture: Imagine a young girl named Mary who was born blind. After doing much research on the best eye doctors and latest procedures, her parents brought her to a hospital in Europe overlooking the Alps. After waiting through the operation, the parents wait with Mary … Continue reading Won’t it be Wonderful There
What is it Like When Jesus Comes Into Your Life?
What is it Like When Jesus Comes into Your Life? Matthew 21:1-17 INTRODUCTION TO THE SCRIPTURE: What will is it like when Jesus comes into your life? It is more than a funny feeling. It is more than a prayer. It is more than an act of obedience. It is a submission to him as … Continue reading What is it Like When Jesus Comes Into Your Life?
Following Christ in the New Birth
Following Christ in the New Birth 1 Peter 2 Following God through the new birth--1 Peter 2:1-3 "Seeing that ye are born again of an incorruptible seed, be not again entangled in evil, which “has no substantial being, but is an acting in contrariety to the being formed in us” [Theophylact]. Put away the old … Continue reading Following Christ in the New Birth
Wisdom Contrasted with Folly
Contrast of the Wicked and Righteous Proverbs 10 Wickedness and Righteousness in the Family--Proverbs 10:1-5 It is impossible to estimate the tremendous influence which children have on the happiness of their parents. The unfortunate thing about it is that the children are the last to realize it. They are entrusted with the happiness of their … Continue reading Wisdom Contrasted with Folly
Problems with Premillennialism
Premillennialism is a doctrine that gives attention to events which are supposed to occur before the 1000 year reign of Christ on this physical earth. This doctrine is in conflict with several simple Bible doctrines and therefore cannot be true. This article will point out several of the simple Bible doctrines which are in conflict … Continue reading Problems with Premillennialism
The Wedding of the Ages
THE MARRIAGE OF THE LAMB AND HIS BRIDE Revelation 19:9-21 INTRODUCTION TO THE SCRIPTURE: Marriages of Jesus' time were typically preceded by a lengthy engagement. During this engagement the wife would have complete legal rights as a wife, but the couple would not live together or share a home together. This image is invoked as … Continue reading The Wedding of the Ages
Who Will Follow Jesus?
HOW TO BE GOOD Mark 10:17-44 Why is it so hard to be good? Paul said “the thing that I would I do not and what I would not I do.” We struggle to be good. Maybe we have set our sights to low. Christians are never challenged to be average. We are always challenged … Continue reading Who Will Follow Jesus?
I Must Be Baptized
I MUST BE BAPTIZED I must be baptized because I want to do what Jesus did--Matthew 3:13-17. I must be baptized because Jesus commanded it--Matthew 28:19-20. I must be baptized because Jesus said baptism precedes salvation--Mark 16:16. I must be baptized because Jesus said I must be born again--John 3:3, 5. I must be baptized … Continue reading I Must Be Baptized