He Ate with Publicans and Sinners (Part 3)

We ought not to criticize those who are trying to do such. Such displays a true Pharisaical attitude toward preaching the gospel to the lost.

Essential Ingredients to Effective Evangelism

In this lesson, we will discuss the conversion of the three thousand in Acts chapter 2 and the essential ingredients to effective evangelism. This includes 1) The Presence of the Holy Spirit, 2) People of the Dispersion, 3) Prophets of the Old Testament, 4) Preachers of the Gospel, 5) Penitent of Heart, 6) Persistent in Faithfulness. The hearer should be familiar with the events in Acts 2 and the principles of evangelism as related to this conversion account. The aim of this lesson is to help the hearer understand more about the principles of evangelism taught in Acts 2.

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.

Seven Churches of Asia – Laodicea

In this lesson we will briefly look at the Asian church of Laodicea. We will note: 1) Some facts regarding the city, 2) Some facts regarding the church at Laodicea, 3) Jesus’ message to the church at Laodicea. Each should be able to discuss Revelation 3:14-22 in its historical and spiritual context. To increase awareness of the church at Laodicea and the lessons we can learn from her mistakes.

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.

Seven Churches of Asia – Philadelphia

To the church of Philadelphia we have a message of 1) Opportunity, 2) Conquering, 3) Help in the time of need, and 4) Steadfastness. We should all be familiar with this letter and gain great encouragement from knowing that God continues to instruct and warn even when we are faithful.

Jacob and the Angel: Wrestling God

We wrestle with God too. What does it mean to wrestle with God, and how do we win?: 1) We wrestle with God when we seek to impose our will on others and God. 2) We wrestle with God and He with us through life’s troubles. 3) We can win our wrestling match with God by humbling ourselves and trusting in Him. Wresting with God is a good thing if we learn to humble ourselves and trust in God.

How We Got the Bible – Transmission and Translation

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. The student should be able to briefly discuss the concepts of canonization, transmission and translation. The aim of this lesson is to help all understand that the Bible has been accurately preserved throughout the ages for our benefit and that we have what they had.

Seven Churches of Asia – Sardis

In this lesson we will look at the church in Sardis as described in Revelation 3. Each should be familiar with the description of the church at Sardis. The aim of this lesson is to teach the lessons of the church at Sardis.