The Bible speaks of complaints that are unwarranted, but also of complaints that are warranted or righteous. We will look at these two areas and then examine some of the results of both warranted and unwarranted complaints. Each should understand the difference between righteous and unrighteous complaints and their results. This lesson is designed to help us understand how to handle complaints and the proper role of repentance in complaints.
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.
In this lesson we will learn that the life is in the blood as we compare the functions of blood with the functions of the blood of Christ: Blood 1) replenishes, 2) removes, 3) repairs, and 4) regulates. Each listener should recognize the function of the blood of Christ as it gives life to the body.
Why is communion important? It is a 1) Declaration of Faith, 2) Demonstration of Fellowship, 3) Deliberation of Forgiveness. The listener should understand the importance of communion in relationship to Christ, others, and himself.
In this lesson we will look at the Asian church of Thyatira. We will note that Jesus knows: 1) The state of the church, 2) Those who are unfaithful, 3) Those who are faithful. Each should be able to discuss the situation in the church at Thyatira. The aim of this lesson is that each would be more familiar with the lessons from this church.
http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/changing-direction-for-god.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTITLE: Changing Direction for God SUBJECT: Evangelism/Repentance PROPOSITION: In order to accomplish God’s will in our life, we must change direction for God and 1) God will be with us, 2) We will find Him in our troubles, 3) Our work will be rewarded. OBJECTIVE: In […]
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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 […]