Lying to the Holy Spirit

In this lesson we will look at the first internal problem for the church and how it was handled. We will then draw some practical lessons from the text. Each hearer should learn that God is always watching what we do and knows our motives, thoughts, and actions. We cannot get away with sinning against God.

What is the Correct Order of Worship?

In 1 Corinthians 12-14, the apostle Paul addresses the abuse of miracles in the worship assembly. He concludes that section of teaching with this admonition: “Let all things be done decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:40).

Arrested for Preaching the Resurrection

In this lesson, we will study Acts 4. The apostles were arrested for preaching the resurrection. How did they handle this? We will note: 1) The Situation of the Arrest, 2) The Steadfastness of the Apostles, 3) The Sentence of the Sanhedrim, 4) The Supplication of the Saints. The hearer will be able to understand how the early church dealt with the problem of preaching the gospel in the face of opposition. We want to know how the early church handled problems so that we can imitate their faith.

What Does It Mean to Quench the Spirit?

When you quench a fire, you put out the fire. When you quench your thirst, your thirst goes away. The word “spirit” here could refer to the Holy Spirit, or one’s own personal spirit. Either way, spirit is the source of all things spiritual. So the basic meaning of the command is not to put out the source of all things spiritual.

How We Got the Bible – Canonization

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/canonization-part-3-how-we-got-the-bible.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTITLE: How We Got the Bible – Canonization SUBJECT: Bible PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will examine how we got the Bible. We will briefly look at the canonization, the transmission, and the translation of the text. OBJECTIVE: The student should be able to briefly discuss […]

The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Early Church

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/the-work-of-the-holy-spirit-in-the-early-church-part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDate written: May 23rd, 2002 SUBJECT: Holy Spirit TITLE: The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Early Church PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will study the work of the Holy Spirit in the early church. This is a work that was promised by Jesus. This […]