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 want to look at the question, “What is Christian Baptism?” We will note that Christian baptism is: 1) A burial in water. 2) An action of faith. 3) God’s work of righteousness. Everyone needs to be able to discuss what baptism is in relationship to the plan of salvation. Not many in the religious world today understand it. But it is part of the great commission and we must preach and teach it.
God’s word provides for us in the time of our afflictions. It teaches us that 1) God is good; 2) Afflictions Refine the Righteous, 3) The wicked will not comfort us. Each hearer should understand that in times of distress we need to go to God and his word for comfort, peace, and help.
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 […]
Sometimes we hear people say, “If I had lived during the time of Christ, I would have believed!”
http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/angels-messengers-of-god.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSUBJECT: Angels TITLE: Angels: Messengers of God PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will study the role of angels as messengers of God, and then we will note how that their role has diminished and ended as messengers of God and they are not just servants. OBJECTIVE: […]