Did Jesus Come to Bring Peace or a Sword?

The section of scripture with which we are concerned falls within the sundry warnings that Jesus is giving to his disciples regarding the lost sheep of the house of Israel.  Jesus words to them are basically this.  Don’t expect that you will receive a warm welcome out of the unfaithful.  When you preach the gospel, people are going to become your enemies.  In this sense, Jesus’ came to bring a sword.  The warning of Micah describing the unfaithful holds true here.  Even among families, there will be division.  This is the typical response of the unfaithful.

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.

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.

Evangelism is Love

In this lesson we will see that to engage in evangelism is 1) Loving God, 2) Loving Your Neighbor, and 3) Loving Yourself as God Loves You. Each person should understand that to love our friends and family as God wants us to love them, we must engage in personal evangelism.

The Great Commission and Evangelism

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/the-great-commission-part-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPart 2 Part 3 TITLE: The Great Commission and Evangelism SUBJECT: Evangelism PROPOSITION: The great commission sets forth 1) The basic plan for man’s salvation. 2) The scope of that plan. 3) The people of that plan. 4) The results of that plan. OBJECTIVE: Each hearer […]

Going into All the World

It was delightful to hear brother Eddie Cloer speak to us this past Sunday.  I have known brother Cloer for many years since my time in Berryville, Arkansas.  I have used his materials in teaching classes and developing programs for personal Bible studies within congregations.  I am also very excited for the work that he […]