Give Yourself to God’s Kingdom

Because the kingdom of God is God’s people, we need to be busy serving God’s people. In my studies, I ran across Proverbs 18:1. The English Standard Version translates it like this: “Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.” Because the kingdom of God is people, we are not to isolate ourselves but be part of the citizenry of the kingdom by participating in its activities. We value God’s kingdom—Christians—by giving ourselves away to others!

Empire of Desire

To avoid building an empire of sinful desire we must 1) Know Our Own Desires, 2) Distinguish Between Legitimate and Illegitimate Desires, 3) Recognize Our Ultimate True Desire. The hearer should be able to impede sinful desires and facilitate desires for Jesus. In this sermon, I want to impart some spiritual tools whereby the hearer will be able to recognize his/her desires.

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.

Is the King James Version the Only Authorized Version?

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/is-the-kjv-authorized-q-a.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSNo.  The question as it is asked assumes that the authority of the scriptures lies in the translation.  It isn’t the translation that has inherent authority, but the inspiration of the original texts that are authoritative.  Let’s talk about the King James Version for a moment.  […]