What Is Impossible

Text: Hebrews 6:18 Man is always thinking about possibilities – what could be, what might happen, etc. We dream about what might be possible and plan based upon what is impossible. The Bible also discusses possibilities and impossibilities. In this lesson, we are going to see what the Bible says is impossible. Impossible for God […]

The Blessing of Autonomy

Text: 1 Peter 5:1-2 One characteristic of the Lord’s church that makes it different from most churches of men is autonomy. Why did the Lord design the church to be this way? We can look to the Bible to see what has been revealed that would show at least some of His reasons. So in this lesson, […]

Who Is My Brother?

Text: 1 Peter 2:17 Peter said we are to “love the brotherhood.” This is a special group of people. But who are they? It is important that we know who our brethren are. We need to appreciate the blessings of this brotherhood and fulfill our responsibilities to our brethren. “Brother” Used Different Ways in the […]

Words Associated with Sin

Text: 1 John 3:4 There are several words in the New Testament that refer to sin. Sometimes these words can be used interchangeably and there is a lot of overlap in meaning between them. But there are also some subtle differences in their meanings. We will consider some of these words here in order to get a […]

The Kindness and Severity of God

Text: Romans 11:17-24 People often imagine God as they want to imagine Him. Many religious people focus on His love to the point that they see Him as incapable of punishing evil. Many non-religious people see Him as a monster who is quick to destroy people. Neither one is an accurate representation of God. Paul described […]

Progressivism

Text: Proverbs 24:21 The wise man warned about those who are “given to change.” These individuals want change for the sake of change. Sometimes change is good and necessary; sometimes it is not. Change is inherently part of progressivism – continue to move forward and not remain as or where we were. In this lesson, we […]

The Gospel of Christ

Text: Galatians 1:6-24 This is the first of six lessons examining the gospel from the book of Galatians. There is just one gospel. It is the gospel of Christ. The Announcement The gospel is from heaven (Galatians 1:11-17) – it did not originate with man (Galatians 1:11); Paul did not receive it from men (Galatians 1:12); a God-given message […]