Strive Lawfully 2 Tim. 2:5

Strive Lawfully 2 Tim. 2:5 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO You and I must strive lawfully if we hope to be crowned at the judgment seat of Christ [2 Tim 2:5].  One of the crowns available is the incorruptible crown [1 Cor 9:25].  To be crowned with that one, we must...

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The Hand of Man and the Hand of God 1Cor.15

The Hand of Man and the Hand of God 1 Cor.15 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO We have a unique relationship with the Lord when it comes to doing his will in our lives.  On the one had God has to do something in our lives.  But on the other hand,...

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Perfecting the Saints Eph.4:12-16

 Ephesians 4:12-16 Perfecting the Saints CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The Pastors, Teachers and Evangelists are Gifts for the Body which: Perfect the Saints (v. 12) Not perfect as in sinless Rather perfect as in Job 1:1 Gen 6:9 Like a perfect fit Do the Work of the Ministry (v. 12) Preachers,...

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Benefits of Church Membership Eph. 4:11-16

Benefits of Church Membership Eph. 4:11-16 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO People have asked me about the benefits of church membership.  The local church gives us: Praise for God – Eph 3:21 – “Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus…” – God is glorified by the praises of his...

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The Work of the Holy Spirit Acts 2:38-39

The Work of the Holy Spirit Acts 2:38-39 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When you read the Book of Acts one thing you cannot miss is the continual reference to the work of the Holy Spirit.  There would be no Acts of the Apostles if there were no work of the Holy...

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The Coming of Our Lord 1 Thess.1:9-10

The Coming of the Lord 1 Thess. 1:9-10 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Every chapter in First Thessalonians has something to say about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  What is the benefit to us in looking for his coming?  “Waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,” [1 Cor...

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Good Works for Necessary Uses Titus 3:14

Good Works for Necessary Uses Titus 3:14 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO According to Titus 3:14 we need to learn to maintain good works for necessary uses so that we aren’t unfruitful.  Notice these characteristics of the good works about which Paul wrote: Good works are necessary – “necessary uses” – there...

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Peter’s Wife Matt. 8:14

Peter’s Wife Matt. 8:14 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO We often speak to men when preaching about the ministry.  But what about the women?  What makes a woman suitable for the ministry when she is married to a man in the ministry?  Willingness.  Peter’s wife was: Willing to put her husband before...

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Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual Gifts Rom. 12:6-8 and 1 Cor.12:7-11             A Spiritual gift is just that, it is a gift. You can’t earn it any more than you can earn your salvation [Eph.2:8-9]. When you are born again you become a new creature [2 Cor.5:17]. You are baptized into the body of...

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