Paul’s Defense And God’s Promises

In 2 Corinthians 1:12-24 we read the beginning of Paul’s defense against those who questioned his character and ministry. Due to changes in his travel plans, there were individuals (whom Paul later called, “false brethren” – 2 Corinthians 11:26) who began to...

Remember, Repent, Return

This morning I am teaching what I believe to be a much-needed word in season from the Risen Lord of Glory, Jesus Christ. We will be looking at the message that Jesus sent to the church at Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7). This is the church that Paul founded, by the grace...

Biblical Salvation

Biblical salvation is God’s work from start to finish. It is a gift from God, not of works lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9). Our reading from Corinthians this morning shatters any works-based or ritual-based redemption (1 Corinthians 1:29-31). If...

Regeneration: Fact or Fiction?

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. The apostle Paul makes the distinction between a sincere follower of Jesus Christ who has been born of...

Redeemed And Rejoicing In God My Savior

Beloved, do you tend to rejoice more in your redemption than in your Redeemer? Contrary to common thinking, the main theme of Scripture is not the redemption of man, but The Redeemer of man. When speaking about what we call The Lord’s Supper, Jesus said, “… do this in...

Steadfast, Unmovable!

Paul uses the doctrine of the resurrection of the body to motivate the body of Christ to be steadfast, unmovable and abounding in the work of The Lord (1 Corinthians 15:50-58). Being devoted to The Lordship of Jesus Christ in a fallen world is not an easy thing. There...