Why did the Messiah Become Flesh?
The stumbling block keeping many Jews in the first century from believing that Jesus was the Messiah, was that He was so ordinary. What the writer of Hebrews does for us in the second half of chapter two, is to tell us why the Messiah had to be made like us. Join us to learn how God’s plan for salvation was from eternity past.
Why We Drift
The great threat to the son or daughter of God is not suddenly finding ourselves in the middle of a moral collapse, but rather finding ourselves slowly drifting from our passion for Christ. The opening verses of Hebrews chapter two are valuable, for they tell us why we drift and how to cure it. Join us in our study as we discover why we are prone to wander from the God who loves us.
Expectations and Discipleship
Many followers of Christ have had their walk with Christ derailed by painful experiences that have come into their lives. It is easy in those moments to make decisions that are rooted in emotion rather than truth and logic. Frequently those emotions will ultimately take us away from the will of God. Join us as we finish chapter one of Hebrews, to learn how to correct our perspectives.
Superiority of Christ
As we begin a new study in the book of Hebrews, we are dealing with Christians that have allowed their priorities to get out of order. Pressure and disappointment were causing some to turn their attention and devotion away from Christ towards other things. The writer of Hebrews begins to lay out how Christ is better than anything that a religious world has to offer. Join us as we receive insight concerning the superiority of Christ.
Called to do the Difficult
Salvation is free, obedience is difficult. Over the course of our lives, there will be times where God’s clear calling will be to do the hard thing. Join us in Philemon as we find the story of the Apostle Paul encouraging two brothers in Christ to do the difficult thing, in order that Christ would be glorified.
What to Avoid?
As we finish our study in the book of Titus, the Apostle Paul closes out with an explanation of what is toxic to a church. Today we see both toxic churches as well as toxic church leaders. Join us as we seek to learn what we need to turn our back on in order to keep us and our churches from falling into those things that will only hinder the plan of God in our lives.
A casual assessment of how the Church today is impacting the culture will discourage most of us. It seems apparent that the culture is being far more effective in changing the Church rather than the Church changing it. Jesus said let your light so shine that when men see your good works they glorify your Heavenly Father. Our good works are the very thing that God uses to change the culture. In this final chapter of Titus, we learn what those works are. Join us in our study of Titus to learn how to let your light shine.
Who is Christ?
Perhaps the most important question in life is one asked by Jesus in Mathew 16:15. Jesus put it this way, “But who do you say that I am?" This is a question that has eternal ramifications. Where we find ourselves in our study in the book of Titus answers that very question. Please join us in Titus chapter two, as the Apostle Paul makes it crystal clear who Jesus Christ is.
A Misrepresentation of God
All of us hate when someone misrepresents us. It seems clear that the Lord doesn’t appreciate being misrepresented either. What makes the next few verses that we come to in the book of Titus important is that they inform us on how God desires to be represented. Join us as we continue our study as we make our way through the opening verse of chapter two.
Man-Centered Righteousness verses Christ-Centered Righteousness
Titus was left on the Island of Crete to makes sure that the churches in every city would stay on course. Nothing will take a church or an individual off course quicker than misunderstanding of where our righteousness comes from. Join us as we continue our in-depth look at Titus chapter one, focusing on the Righteousness of Christ.