He Has Risen

April 20, 2019

    He Has Risen!   Would this be a good day to talk about the resurrection of Christ?  Personally, I think every day, is a good day to talk about all things Christ.   The bible talks about the resurrection.  Here’s a few things that it says; “He is not here, for He has risen..”    Mathew 28, verse 6.    “He has risen, He is not here..”   …

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The Significance Of The First Day Of The Week – Part 5, The Lord’s Day

March 23, 2019

          “In The Spirit” The apostle John wrote in  Revelation 1, verse 10;  “I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day.”   What did John mean by that?  What did he mean when he said, “I was in the spirit..” ?  Did John’s spirit leave his body on that day?  The apostle Paul said in  2 Corinthians 12, verse 2,  that he was “caught up…

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The Significance Of The First Day Of the Week – Part 3, Other Days

March 9, 2019

      Other Days Of The Week Let’s deal with the question of whether or not it’s acceptable to God, to partake of the Lord’s supper, on a day other than the first day of the week?  In our previous lesson, we saw clearly from the bible, that God has instructed us, through command and example, to come together on the first day of the week, for the purpose…

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Proving Truth And Fraud Through Tongue Speaking

March 2, 2019

          The Gift of Tongues The new testament records instances, of various people speaking in tongues.  “Tongues” means “languages”.  And when people spoke in these languages which they had never been taught, it was a sign from God, that the person speaking in these languages, was speaking God’s word.  In other words, they were speaking the truth!  And their ability to speak in tongues, was proof,…

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The Significance Of the First Day Of The Week – Part 2; Misc Questions

February 25, 2019

      “Breaking Bread”, The Lord’s Supper, and a Common Meal Now, concerning  Acts 20, verse 11;  We’ve already talked about how the phrase “breaking bread” is used in this verse, as well as in  verse 7.   And we talked about how, in  verse 7,  that phrase refers to partaking of the Lord’s supper, in a worship assembly, but how in  verse 11,  it simply refers to sharing…

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Go And Sin No More

February 23, 2019

  John 8, verses 2 thru 11 I’d like to read to you a short bible story about Jesus, and the scribes and the Pharisees, and an adulterous woman.  The reading is from  John chapter 8, verses 2 thru 11.  Follow along in your own bible if you’d like. “Then early in the morning, again He came into the temple (The outer courtyard of the temple, is no doubt is…

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You Can Take the Boy Out Of The Country…

February 9, 2019

    But You Can’t Take The Country Out Of The Boy You’ve heard that saying haven’t you?  “You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy.”   You can change that around, and you could say;  You can take the boy out of the city, or you can take the girl out of the city, or you can take…

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Out Of Egypt

February 2, 2019

    Israel Comes Out Of Egypt   Israel was in bondage.  They were slaves in a foreign land.  Even though none of the Israelites who were brought up out of Egypt, had ever lived anywhere else, Egypt was not their home.  There was a land that they had never seen, and that land was their true home.  I’m sure that they had heard about it, but none of them…

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Mount Sinai And The Ten Commandments

December 26, 2018

        Mt Sinai and the Ten Commandments   I am hoping that this lesson will help in laying out all the specifics concerning the giving of the ten commandments at Mt Sinai.  It’s an interesting little study, so I hope you’ll enjoy it.  A good understanding of the event, is really just a matter of reading the accounts given in  Exodus chapters 19 & 20,  and also …

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The “Grafting In” Of The Gentiles

December 1, 2018

    The Cultivated Tree, and the Wild Tree   The apostle Paul was writing to gentile Christians, in the book of Romans.  And he said in  chapter 11, verse 24;  “For if you were cut off from what is by nature, a wild olive tree, and were grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more shall these who are the natural branches, be grafted into…

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How Does God Communicate With Us ? – Part 2

November 11, 2018

      The Fathers and The Prophets   Hebrews chapter 11  begins with these words;  “Long ago, in many portions and in many ways, God spoke to the fathers, in the prophets.”  For a long period of time, that’s how God communicated with man;  He choose men from among the Israelites, and made them “prophets of God” to reveal God’s will, and God’s message, to the people.  In  Amos…

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What Should We Pray For ?

November 9, 2018

      Teach Us To Pray   Bible Reading:  Mathew 6, verses 5 thru 15 “And when you pray, you are not to be as the hypocrites.  For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners, in order to be seen by men.  Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.  But when you pray, go into your inner room,…

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Understanding God’s Covenants With Man – Part 1, What Is A Covenant?

September 22, 2018

      God Has Made Several Covenants With Man   Last week I talked about the old covenant and the new covenant.  And today I want to talk more about all of God’s covenants with man.  There’s a lot of words that are synonymous with the word covenant.  Here’s several of them;  A covenant is the same as an agreement, or a treaty, or an alliance, or a pact. …

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Where He Leads, Will You Follow ?

September 18, 2018

    Where He Leads Me I Will Follow   272 years after the great flood, in around 2100 BC, a man named Abram was born.  His father’s name was Terah, and they lived in a country called Mesopotamia, in the district of Chaldea, in the city of Ur.  And it says in  Genesis 11, verse 31;  “And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot, his grandson, the son of…

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Was Mary A Virgin ?

September 8, 2018

  Was Mary a Virgin When Jesus Was Born?   There are a lot of people who doubt whether Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus.  When you read the word “virgin” in the new testament, it can simply mean a girl, or a maiden, or young woman, or it can refer to a woman who has never had sexual relations with a…

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Progressive Sanctification ?

August 5, 2018

    Understanding the Subject of Sanctification   In previous lessons, I’ve talked about sanctification, and about what that means exactly.  But it just seems like things always need to be repeated, so that we truly understand them without any question at all, so that when the word comes up, we know exactly what it means, and so that we know exactly what it doesn’t mean also.   And the…

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The Kingdom And The Church

June 23, 2018

  What’s the Difference Between the Kingdom and the Church?     Listen to  Colosians 1:13;  “For He has delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us into the kingdom of His beloved Son.” This verse tells us that God Himself, “transfers” Christians into the kingdom of His Son.   He takes Christians out of the world, and He puts them into His kingdom. Now listen to  Acts…

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Are We In The Last Days ?

June 6, 2018

  When Are The Last Days?   The bible speaks of “the last days“, and it also speaks of “the last times”.  In the KJV of the bible, the old testament uses the phrase “the last days” in  Genesis 49:1,  and in  Isaiah 2:2,  and in  Micah 4:1.   And again in the KJV, the new testament uses the phrase “the last days” in  Acts 2:17,  and in  2 Timothy…

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Have Your Sins Been Nailed To The Cross

June 2, 2018

    Nailed To the Cross   Some people have a saying, that “My sins have been nailed to the cross”.   A friend of mine has another saying.  He says, “My sins have been judged at the cross.”   Neither of those two sayings are from the bible, so then we might ask ourselves, “Have my sins been nailed to the cross”?  And “Have my sins been judged at…

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The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit And Fire

May 13, 2018

    Who did Jesus Baptize with the Holy Spirit and with Fire?   In  Mathew 3, verse 11,  the bible records these words of John the baptist;  “As for me, I baptize you with water, for repentance;  But He who is coming after me, is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals.  He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”   What…

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