First Corinthians 11-12

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/first-corinthians-eleven-and-twelve.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSChapter 11 1 Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, […]

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.

For This, I’m Thankful

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/for-this-im-thankful.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTITLE: For This, I’m Thankful SUBJECT: Gratitude PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will note a few things for which to be thankful. OBJECTIVE: That each hearer would consider how they need to be thankful in their lives. AIM: To reinforce the necessity of thankfulness. INTRODUCTION: 1. […]

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.

The Nature of Biblical Edification (Part 2)

For something to edify, it must have meaning. Not in the sense of emotion or feeling, but in the sense of the understanding. That is, if something is not intelligible or comprehensible by the intellect, then it cannot edify. True edification can only come through a situation where knowledge and instruction are imparted with the attitude of love.

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.

To the Blind, He Gives Sight

In this sermon we will examine the statement, “To The Blind He Gives Sight.” He does this because there is, 1) A Need–the blind need to see, 2) A Name–only He has this authority, 3) A Notion–the blind who see will tell others, 4) A Nation–the blind who see will believe and worship together, and 5) A Night–an eternal blindness is coming for those who do not see. I want to impress upon each hearer that God wants all men to be saved and to come to the truth and to help the congregation become more evangelistic.

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 – 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 […]

God Made a Lamb the Shepherd

He rebuked His disciples for having the attitude of a world that desired power above all (Mark 10:35-45) concluding that, “the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”