Where Does Doctrine Come From? – 2 Peter 1:16-2:3

Much of Peter’s second letter is devoted to encouraging Christians to grow in Jesus and beware of false teachers. To beware of false teachers, we must be able to tell the difference between true and false doctrine. One way we do that is by understanding the source of each one.

Love and Truth – 1 John 4:7-12

In a time when we are riddled with division and lies, now more than ever Christians need to make sure we are people who are dedicated to both love and the truth. We cannot be the salt of the earth and the light of the world if we are not loving, nor can we fulfill that calling if we are overcome by lies. It’s time for the church to decide what influence we want to leave on the world.

The Historical Reliability of the New Testament (part 1) – 2 Peter 1:16-18 (sermon audio)

We live in a day and age when no matter where you turn, media outlets and individuals are constantly making up or exaggerating stories in order to advance their own personal agendas. How do we know that the writers of the New Testament weren’t doing just that?  Can we be sure that what the New Testament tells us about Jesus is what actually happened 2000 years ago in Palestine?  As it turns out, we can, and in this lesson and in following lessons, we’re going to examine some ways that we can know that to be true.

Does God Exist (part 3) – Romans 2:12-16 (sermon audio)

As we deal with our friends, neighbors, and co-workers, we will inevitably come across people who do not believe that God exists.  Some will ask us why we still believe.  Over the past couple of weeks we have looked at answers we can give to that question, and in this lesson we look at a third, The Moral Argument for the Existence of God.

What is Truth? – John 18:33-38a (sermon audio)

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2016 was “Post-Truth.” This is a word that conveys the idea that facts do not really matter, and plays into the ideology of many who are skeptical of religious matters.  It is commonly asserted that truth is relative or that one cannot know truth.  But is this true?
As we study apologetics, it is necessary that we first lay a groundwork for the existence of truth and the ability to know that truth.  It’s also important that we answer the idea that all religious are true, which we will do in this lesson.

United In Christ – Ephesians 2 (sermon audio)

9/24/17 p.m. sermon

Living in a world that is so divided, it is a vital time for the church to remember the unity that we have in Christ.  Ephesians Chapter 2 shows us that, although we were once aliens and strangers, we have been united in Christ, and live together as the church of Christ, his kingdom, and the temple of the Living God.

I Want You to Know Him – Eph. 1:15-23 (sermon audio)

9/10/17 p.m. sermon

The apostle Paul was always ready to let the brethren to whom he wrote know that he was praying for them.  The letter to the Ephesians is no different as he tells them, “I never cease giving thanks for you and I am regularly remembering you in prayer.”  In particular, Paul prays for them to grow in the knowledge of God, in three specific ways that we will consider in this lesson.  He wanted them to grow in knowledge concerning their hope, concerning their inheritance, and concerning God’s power.