First Corinthians Seven and Eight – To the Married

It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2 Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.

What Does It Mean to be a Disciple of Jesus?

Being a disciple of Jesus means being committed to Jesus and His values by 1) listening and following Jesus as my spiritual leader, 2) participating in the church, Jesus’ instrument to address concerns in the world, and 3) caring about other people in both physical and spiritual ways. The listener should be able to understand and relate what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. This sermon is designed to develop a deeper sense of commitment to Jesus and His values.

Let’s Wash Feet!

There are some religious groups that practice foot washing. They take the example that Jesus gave in John 13:3-15 literally, and occasionally, they have a foot washing event. That wasn’t what Jesus was talking about doing, but there’s nothing wrong with it as long as it doesn’t turn into a mindless religious ritual that forgets […]

God’s Word Manages Our Relationships

When God’s word has place in our life, it will manage our relationships to the best. We should trust in God’s word to manage our relationships.

If I Were a Rich Man

If I were a rich man, I would recognize, 1) my relationship with God regarding wealth, 2) the reasons God has given for wealth, 3) the problems associated with wealth. The hearer should be able to understand their responsibilities and attitudes toward wealth. I want everyone to have a proper, healthy, and reverent attitude toward the teaching within God’s word regarding wealth.

Follow The Rules!?

Phariseeism begins with seemingly harmless and very practical rules. What is wrong with washing hands before eating? That seems like a sensible thing to do, especially if you have dirt on your hands. Why shouldn’t we make that a rule? It’s for the public benefit, and it’s just common sense—very practical, and sensible (but Matthew […]

God’s Word and Our Afflictions

God’s word provides for us in the time of our afflictions. It teaches us that 1) God is good; 2) Afflictions Refine the Righteous, 3) The wicked will not comfort us. Each hearer should understand that in times of distress we need to go to God and his word for comfort, peace, and help.

The Grace of God in King David’s Graciousness

In this lesson, we will examine David’s practice of grace to Saul’s house. David understood that: 1) Grace was a Desire, 2) Grace was Proactive, 3) Grace Restores, 4) Grace Gives. Each person should learn what it means to be gracious to others and resolve to practice more grace in our lives.

In Praise of the Mother’s Maker

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/in-praise-of-the-mothers-maker.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDate written: May 11th, 2002 SUBJECT: Mother’s Day TITLE: In Praise of the Mother’s Maker PROPOSITION: We praise the Maker of our mothers because He made our mothers to be 1) Kind, 2) Compassionate, and 3) Caring. OBJECTIVE: Each listener should be able to understand why […]