It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year WEEK!

The most wonderful time of the week, fifty-two times a year, for the Christian, is Sunday. It is the day that God had ordained as the day that His people would come together as an assembly of called out people to give honor and glory to Him. We get to, we are blessed to, come together every first day of the week to remember the Lord’s sacrifice for us so that we could have the hope of everlasting life. When we also add to that every opportunity we have to come together for the study of God’s … [Read more...]

Unity in 1 Spirit

The theme of "Unity" is prevalent throughout the Bible. God desires His people to be unified. In this lesson, we look at some of the ways God's people are supposed to be in unity with one another. https://youtu.be/NRZA_Gopu88 … [Read more...]

The Spirit of Christ

Romans 8:9 says that we must have the Spirit of Christ or we are not His. But what does it mean to "have the Spirit of Christ"? There are several good parallel passages that show what it means and how to have the Spirit of Christ in us. https://youtu.be/nN1I_MJ05_E … [Read more...]

A Better Congregation Begins With Me When I Show Greater Unselfishness

This was my lesson for the 2017 Northside Lectureship. The lectureship theme was "A Better Congregation Begins With Me," and my assigned subject was "When I Show Greater Unselfishness." For the complete playlist of the entire lectureship, please click here to visit Northside's website. https://youtu.be/YsoSHJx_ntk   … [Read more...]

By Your Words

Matt. 12:36-37 https://youtu.be/tYJrclYfXvE "By Your Words" Condemned Using the Lord's name in vain (Ex. 20:7; Phil. 2:9-11). Lying (Prov. 6:16-19). Deceiving (Rom. 16:18). Filthy language (Eph. 5:4). Speaking evil (Jude 8; Matt. 5:21-22). Reviling (1 Cor. 6:9-11; 1 Pet. 2:21-23). "By Your Words" Justified Speaking about the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3; 8:12). Speaking to edify (Acts 20:32; Eph. 4:29). Gracious words (Eccl. 10:12; Col. 4:5-6). Comforting … [Read more...]

Equipped for Battle

Ephesians 6:10-20 We know about the armor of God (Eph. 6:14-17). But have we really considered the application? How does this passage picture the church and the Christian life? (cf. Eph. 6:10-13; 2 Tim. 2:3). Are we soldiers EQUIPPED FOR BATTLE? That we are supplied with armor and weaponry (cf. Eph. 6:17; 2 Cor. 10:4), means we are at war! (2 Cor. 10:3-6; 2 Tim. 2:4; Eph. 6:11). The church must be MILITANT! https://youtu.be/D9wdeI4I7DE … [Read more...]

Baptism for the Remission of Sins

Baptism has been a problematic doctrine for centuries. Everything from changes in the mode to changes of the purpose of baptism has become part of Catholic and Denominational doctrine. Sprinkling, pouring, immersion as a symbol, have been contentious issues for a very, very long time. It’s not because the Bible is unclear about the mode and purpose of baptism. It is one of the clearest teachings of the Bible. The problems people have on the doctrine of baptism comes from their preconceived … [Read more...]

Men Who Lead

I was privileged to speak at the South Park Avenue Church of Christ 1st Annual Men's Day on Saturday, June 10th. My assigned subject was "Men Who Lead." I am posting that lesson here and look forward to your comments and feedback. The volume is a little low so you'll need to increase the volume on your device. … [Read more...]

Walking in the Daylight

John 11:9-10 Walking in the Daylight A Time to Work (John 11:9) A Time When Work is Done (John 11:10) … [Read more...]

God’s Trust Test

Jeremiah 17:5-11 When Times Get Tough... Do I trust in man (Jer. 17:5, 6, 11). Do I trust in God? (Jer. 17:7, 8). Will I decide my own course? (Jer. 17:9). Will I desire God's correction? (Jer. 17:10). NOTE: The audio begins about a minute in because the microphone was turned on late. … [Read more...]