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.

Motives for Personal Evangelism

Why should I be involved in personal evangelism? 1) Love 2) Thankfulness 3) Joy. Each should understand these motives for personal evangelism. The aim of this sermon is to motivate the brethren to get involved in personal evangelism.

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.

Are You Feeling Guilty – Part 2

In last week’s article, we learned that Christ’s sacrifice eliminates all guilt. If we are feeling guilty about our past forgiven sins, then we are doing so for irrational reasons. Let’s think about some of those irrational reasons. First, we may feel guilty due to self-blame. Some confuse blaming self with taking responsibility. Self-blame is […]

Mount Saint Helens All Over Again – A Sermon On Anger

The Bible teaches about anger: 1) Righteous vs. Unrighteous Anger, 2) The Victims of Anger, 3) Anger Generates Hatred, 4) We can do something about it! Each listener should be resolved to know what anger is, does, and how to take action to deal with it.

Envy – The Green-Eyed Monster

In this lesson we will study the topic of envy through the story of Israel’s desiring a king and Saul’s envy of David. Each person should understand how envy progresses: It begins with comparisons, distorts reality, and destroys its victims. I hope to impress upon each listener the truly diabolical nature of envy.

Abounding in Hope

Satan does not want people to have hope, and that means that hope is a powerful tool of God for good. God is the God of hope (Romans 15:13).

Blessed Are the Persecuted

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/blessed-are-the-persecuted.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTITLE: Blessed Are the Persecuted SUBJECT: Beatitudes PROPOSITION: One can be happy when one is persecuted because of 1) the Christian’s Relationship with God, 2) the Reality of Truth, 3) the Recompense of the wicked, 4) the Reward of the Righteous. OBJECTIVE: The Christian ought to […]