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.

Lying to the Holy Spirit

In this lesson we will look at the first internal problem for the church and how it was handled. We will then draw some practical lessons from the text. Each hearer should learn that God is always watching what we do and knows our motives, thoughts, and actions. We cannot get away with sinning against God.

A Sermon on 1 Corinthians 5-6

http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/first-corinthians-five-and-six.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFirst Corinthians Chapter 5 1 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles—that a man has his father’s wife! 2 And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that […]

God’s Word Helps Me to Endure Persecution

In this part of Psalm 119, we will see that God’s word helps me to endure persecution. God 1) hears my request for relief, 2) sees the relentlessness of the wicked, and 3) provides respite when I yield to His word. Each listener should take comfort in knowing that God hears, sees, and provides when His people are persecuted.

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.

Objects of God’s Wrath

Revelation 16 contains the story of the seven angels who poured out their seven bowls. These bowls represent God’s wrathful judgment on those that worship the beast. After the third bowl is poured out, we have this interlude of praise to God: And I heard the angel of the waters saying: “You are righteous, O […]

Seven Churches of Asia – Sardis

In this lesson we will look at the church in Sardis as described in Revelation 3. Each should be familiar with the description of the church at Sardis. The aim of this lesson is to teach the lessons of the church at Sardis.

Opposing the Wrong, Supporting the Right

The prophets lived in a time of great moral turpitude. Many were confused as to what was right and what was wrong. So much so that many of the prophets call attention to the fact that the people in their day and time hated good and loved evil. In Micah 3:2, God tells His people: […]