Lesson 1 – The Promises
Why did we choose Jesus? Such a simple question, but the answer is quite intriguing. This is the first of a few lessons answering this question. this week we will look at the promises we are offered in Christ.
Throughout the Word of God, mothers and women are honored. It is fitting for us men to bring honor to them as well. We are going to look at some lessons of the character of an overlooked woman in history. We often overlook her because of the amazing job she did raising her son. This lesson will take us to Exodus 2 where we will read about Jochebed, the mother of Moses.
In the midst of the universe and all the people, have you ever stopped and asked, “God, do you see me?” This lesson will survey a hand full of stories to show you how Jesus, while ministering to the world, takes time to focus on the individual.
Does worship start at 10:30? We do meet at 10:30 on Sunday morning and call it a time of worship; but in this lesson, I would like to discuss the worship God desires of us outside the walls of the church building. 10:30 Sunday morning is a time when those who have been worshiping through the week meet and worship more by encouraging one another.
We have previously talked about sanctification (holiness); we have learned that we are to be holy as God is holy. However, Peter continues to encourage us to “sanctify in our hearts Christ Jesus as Lord” (1 Peter 3:15). What does it mean to sanctify in your heart Christ? What does it mean to make him Lord? Please listen to find out.
Psalm 73:28, David says, “But as for me, it is good to be near God.” It is important to notice the desire of God to be near to his people. He has set a plan in motion before the foundations of the world to draw us near to him. furthermore, through his life, he wants us to live. Draw Near and Live.
This sermon will continue our study on the work of sanctification. We will look into God’s Word to see what the standard of our setting apart is to be; how far from the world are we to be set apart? we will also look at how we become sanctified; what resources has God given us to make us Holy?
This old and ancient sounding word simply means to separate and set apart. In the Bible, the same Greek word is translated as consecrate or holy. What we will learn in this first part is that sanctification is an ongoing process. We will also learn that it is only attainable through the work of the cross.
Many times in life, we are left asking the question, “God, Why?” It is OK to say “why,” we must understand that God is so much greater than us and his thoughts are higher than ours (Isa. 55:8-9). We must also understand that God is always working a great plan.
Brian Poe is the preaching minister at Dexter Church of Christ in Dexter, MI.