Keep the Unity of the Spirit, Eph 4:1-7

In Eph 4:1-7, Paul continues writing about the body of Christ.  In this passage, he emphasizes the need to keep the unity of the Spirit.  If we are going to keep the unity of the Spirit, we must: Walk worthy of our calling – Eph 4:1.  Paul wrote, “that ye...

Continue reading

Followers of Christ Suffer, 1 Pet 3:13-22

Our Sunday school lesson is over 1 Pet 3:13-22.  When you get saved and begin to follow Christ, you start following that which is good.  In 1 Pet 3:13. Peter asks, “who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?”  The answer is,...

Continue reading

Infant Baptism Jn 3:5

Infant Baptism Jn 3:5 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO A preacher friend of mine has said many times, “You can prove anything by the Bible.” But just because you can “prove” a thing doesn’t mean that it is sound doctrine.  Most false doctrines are “proved” by the Bible.  The Roman Catholic Church...

Continue reading

The Facts on Baptism Acts 2:38

The Facts on Baptism Acts 2: 38 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO There are many denominations that teach that water baptism is essential for salvation. As a result, they baptize babies (Catholics, Methodists, Episcopalians, etc.) or they make water baptism a condition for salvation when you are older (Church of Christ, Jehovah’s...

Continue reading

Divisions 1 Cor 1:10-17

Divisions 1 Cor. 1: 10-17 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO There were contentions in Corinth, as there are, commonly, in other churches, sad to say.  Some folks in Chloe’s house reported the problem to Paul.  The reasons for contention in Corinth are, generally, the same reasons men in other churches have problems...

Continue reading

Baptized for the Dead 1 Cor 15:29

Baptized for the Dead 1 Cor. 15::29 CLICK TITLE OR AUDIO  In 1 Cor. 15:29, “baptized for the dead” is the water baptism of saved people who are “dead with Christ” and who will be raised “like as Christ was raised up from the dead.” This verse of scripture has been...

Continue reading

There’s Just One Eph.4:4-6

Ephesians 4:4-6 Theres Just One CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In Eph 4:4-6, the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace from v. 3 are maintained when everybody is in agreement about the doctrines in v. 4-6.  The trouble is that God says, “There is just one,” but men have come...

Continue reading

The Need for Salvation by Faith

The Need for Salvation by Faith CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Often, religious people confuse water baptism with salvation by faith.  In this lesson, we examine some verses on salvation to clear up the difference between salvation by faith and baptism.  We are teaching this lesson because we had a couple of...

Continue reading

Baptized with the Holy Ghost Matt. 3:11

Baptized with the Holy Ghost Matt. 3:11 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This lesson on baptized with the Holy Ghost is a doctrinal study on what this baptism is and what it does.  In this study we will contrast this baptism with the baptism of 1 Cor 12:13.  Some believe that being...

Continue reading

Christian Growth VII – Church Ordinances

Baptism & The Lord’s Supper CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This is the seventh lesson in Christian Growth.  This lesson deals with water baptism and the Lord’s supper. The first ordinance is water baptism – Water baptism is an ordinance that Jesus gave the church.  In Matt 28:19, Jesus commanded us to...

Continue reading