Posts from August 2021
Scripture for today’s sermon: 2 Peter 2:10-13 WE ARE NOT “HERE” ________________ 2 Peter 1:13-14 WE USE TIME HERE TO _________________ 2 Peter 2:10-16 A VIEW TO ETERNITY IS A LIFE OF _______________ 2 Peter 3:10 Genesis 19:15-16
Hebrews 11:6 says that without faith it is impossible to please God, and yet many in the religious world do not actually understand what biblical faith really is. This study examines the definition of faith and then explains how it works with grace in the saving of man.
In the First Century, Christians were looked at as being strange. They were different than the world around them. Today is no different. While Christians are not seeking to be odd, we are seeking to be distinct. Join Neal Pollard as he looks at answering the question, “How can a distinct Church reach the culture in which it lives?”
In today’s world, there are many differing viewpoints about baptism. Some say that babies should be baptized, while others say that it is reserved only for adults. Some believe that baptism is necessary for salvation, while others do not. What is the truth about baptism? Have you ever wondered about whether you need to be baptized? And, if you have been baptized, was your baptism for the right reason as described in the Bible?
11For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. 12As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. 14For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust. – Psalms 103:11-14 In this brief passage, David declares his confidence in some…
How can we find the Church we read about in the New Testament? It is not about who is right, but what is right. Join Neal Pollard as he looks into the Bible to read about the starting point of the Lord’s Church–a Church to find.
Scripture for today’s sermon: 1 Corinthians 10:13 PERSPECTIVE; PROBLEM OF TEMPTATION James 1:2-4 James 1:12-15 1 Peter 1:6-7 HOW CAN I OVERCOME Make A D_____________ Express Your D____________ Ephesians 6:11-14 Follow D______________ The Word Provides When I Am Tempted
Most people in the world live in some kind of house or dwelling. Those houses come in all shapes and sizes, with different floor plans and layouts, and are furnished in a lot of different ways. Yet each home is precious and unique to its owner. But have you ever wondered whether God owns a house? And if He does, how could we recognize that house if we were to go in search of it today?
I have often said to my eldest son as we discussed serious issues that life is a series of choices. Where you will live? Who will be your friends, marry? How you will react to what happens to you? What you will do with your time, talent, and energy? When you look back at your life you can usually see the line it took by plotting out the choices you made along the way. The Christian life is like this…
How does something, so plainly taught in the Bible, wind up as something so controversial in the religious world? For the fourth lesson in this series, Neal Pollard goes into the subject of baptism: what the Bible says about it and the important role it plays in New Testament Christianity.
Scripture for today’s sermon: Psalm 1:1-6 AVOIDANCE OF UNGODLY ACTIVITIES Eph. 5:3-11 I Tim. 6:3-5, 9-11 II Tim. 2:19-23 James 1:27 I John 2:15-17 ADORATION OF GOD’S WORD Psalm 119:11, 72, 97 Jeremiah 15:16 Psalm 19:10 Psalm 138:2 ADHERENCE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS YIELDING VISIBLE FRUIT I Cor. 15:58
The word church is used well over one hundred times in the New Testament. It is obviously a very important word, but what, exactly, does it mean? Is the church merely a place for worship? Is it the sum of all the religious denominations? Or, is it something more personal and spiritual? And furthermore, how important is the church? And, does Jesus have a church to which we must belong in order to be saved?
This third lesson dives into 2 Corinthians 7:8-11 and goes over a difficult topic when coming to Christ: repentance. Change from a life of sin is a requirement from God that no one is exempt from acting upon (Acts 7:30-31). Join Neal Pollard as he discusses the 3 elements of repentance and what it requires from us.
24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. 25 Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. 26 Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, – Ephesians 4:24-26 Paul is encouraging the church to grow in Christian maturity and grace. One sign of that new maturity, that new balance, that new person is…
1. Give the founder and approximate date of foundation of the church of Christ (Matt. 16:16, Acts 2). • Jesus founded his church on the first Pentecost after his crucifixion. 2. What is the relationship of the church to the kingdom (Matt. 16:18, Daniel 2:36-45, Acts 2:29-33, Col. 1:13)? • The church is the kingdom of God from prophecy into which all saints are now conveyed and the throne of which Jesus now holds. 3. What are the three ways…