Introduction: The first Gospel sermon was preached in Acts 2.Through God’s providence a Rosetta stone for the Gospel had been made on the day of Pentecost.Peter’s sermon selects Joel 2:28-32 as his text. It answers the question of what just happened (baptism of the Holy Spirit) and sets up to preach Jesus. Discussion: It Is … Continue reading Who Is This Lord? Acts 2:14-42
Usually, when discuss or study what the Bible teaches about salvation with non-believers, they tend to agree with most of what is said. We will discuss the necessity of faith (Heb. 11:6), and they agree that faith is necessary. Next, we may study the need for repentance (Lk. 13:3), a changing of mind concerning sin, … Continue reading Questions About Bible Baptism
In John 3:1-21, we read of a Pharisee named Nicodemus who came to Jesus by night. Unlike some of the other Pharisees and Jews, Nicodemus did not outright reject Jesus. He saw the signs Jesus performed and concluded rightly that Jesus had come from God (John 3:2). However, Nicodemus did not see Jesus as anything … Continue reading You Must Be Born Again
Many professing Christians say that baptism has nothing to do with your salvation. They will argue that it is a work and works do not save. If we are talking about meritorious works (things we do to earn something) then I agree, we are not saved by those kinds of works. However, baptism is … Continue reading What God Does in Baptism
In a previous post called You Ought to Be Teachers we talked about the need for Christians to be teachers and specifically the need to be well versed in first principles. This is what the Hebrew writer had to say to the Christians reading his letter. "For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have … Continue reading How do I Become a Christian?