The Glorious Gospel (Part 1) – Romans 1:1-6

There are some passages in God’s Word that we often read quickly without giving too much attention.  Romans 1:1-6, Paul’s introduction to that letter, is one such passage. But there is a deep theological richness to the words with which Paul began his letter, and in this lesson and one to follow, we will examine some things about these six verses.

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The Gospel Centered Life – Philippians 1

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the greatest news that has ever been heard.  It is central to the life of a Christian, and must be our focus in all that we do.  Paul appreciated how the Philippian church was involved in the spreading of the gospel, and he gives instruction to live as those who have been called by the gospel.

The Greatest Offer You’ll Ever Receive – Acts 24:22-25

We are bombarded with various offers every day, and many of them we will simply ignore because they mean nothing to us. But there is one offer, the offer of God’s grace through Jesus Christ that we must be sure not to ignore.  The consequences of refusing to accept that offer are far too great

For Whom Did Christ Die? – An Answer to the Doctrine of Limited Atonement – Mt. 26:28 (sermon audio)

In this evening lesson, we continue examining the five core doctrines of Calvinism, focusing on the third part of the TULIP acronym, Limited Atonement.  Through this lesson, we hope to demonstrate that Christ died to give all people the opportunity to be saved, and to teach anything different robs the gospel of it’s power to save (Rom. 1:16)

The Cost of Following Christ – Luke 9:57-62 (sermon audio)

In Luke 14, Jesus expressed the need for his followers to understand the cost of following him.  In several places He speaks of His disciples to know what they will face when they follow Him.  In Luke 9, there are three men who needed to understand the cost of following Jesus.  One needed to better understand the Pressure that would be put on him as a follower; one needed to understand the Priority he needed to place on following Jesus.  A third man needed to understand that when it comes to following Jesus, it is a Pursuit that requires whole-hearted, unwavering commitment.