The Gospel / Jesus
These lessons are especially focused on Jesus as our Savior, the actual message of the Gospel, and the need to proclaim the Good News to the world.
In the Philippian letter, Paul warns his readers of the various tactics used by Satan to rob Christians of the peace with God won for them at the cross. (Philippians 3:1-21)
A study of the most unlikely passage to wear this title (hint: it is found in Luke). (Luke 6:27-38)
In this lesson, Mike explains why Jesus is uniquely qualified to be the head of the church. (Colossians 1)
Some say that if they were alive when Jesus was on the earth they would have surely believed in Him. However, the gospel writers' records show that this was not the case since the majority of people at that time did not believe. In this lesson, Mike will try to answer why this was so then and why it is so even to this day. (John 12:12-50)
Getting to heaven requires more than wanting to go there. In this lesson, Mike takes a sobering look at the road to heaven and the many obstacles that make getting there a bumpy ride. (Matthew 24:9-13)
Of all the concepts and philosophies promoted throughout history, Christianity's main idea has, and continues to have, the greatest impact and ongoing influence in the world. (John 13:32)
In this sermon, Mike examines the things we must actually do in order to forgive completely.
Using only quotations from Jesus, this lesson outlines what the Lord Himself taught about salvation. (II John 1:9)
The resurrection of Jesus remains the single most volatile and important event of our age. (Romans 1:3-4)
Mike reviews Paul's teaching in I Corinthians that establishes the difference between the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the world when it comes to death and dying. (I Corinthians 1:18-25)
In this lesson, Mike describes the words of Jesus that changed the world in 4 important ways. (Mark 16:15-16)
This lesson explores the character of Jesus in His role of Good Shepherd rather than His suffering as sacrificial lamb. (John 10:1-18)
This lesson deals with the difficult issue concerning the possibility that a Christian could actually lose salvation. (Hebrews 6:4-6)
This lesson examines the reasons why Christians believe in Jesus' resurrection and how this event should transform one's life. (I Corinthians 11:23-26)
Regardless of what point you start from, most religious discussions boil down to one issue - where's the dividing line?
The resurrection of Lazarus reveals how different people perceive Jesus in different ways. (John 11:1-5;17-29)
In Romans chapters 7 and 8 the Apostle Paul zeros in on one of the most perplexing questions concerning our experience with sin - are we slaves of it or are we free from it? Understanding the answer to this question usually dictates the quality of life we have as Christians. (Romans 7-8)
The lesson review the 4 ingredients necessary to create a life (aroma) that is pleasing to God. (Ephesians 5:1-33)
This lesson highlights the idea that the way we share our faith (with power) is as important as the content of our message. (Acts 4:1-37)
The two things that the Church of Christ is known for by those who are not members are the fact that we don't use instruments of music in our worship, and we require all to be baptized by immersion. Baptism is not a modern religious invention, it has a history as long as Christianity itself and in this lesson, I'd like to review that with you.
This lesson warns against the easy complacency Christians become used to when living in peaceful and prosperous times. (Luke 14:25-35)
This lesson explores the elements necessary in one's character and spirit in order to be able to believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 27:62-28:15; Mark 16:1-7)
This lesson examines the "freedom" that Paul mentions in Galatians 5:1 and what it means in both spiritual and practical terms in a Christian's life. (Galatians 5:1)
The Gospel is God's power to save but there are many things that defeat it in this world. This lesson examines those forces which win out in the short term. (Romans 1:16)
The cross of Jesus Christ has the power to do three things that nothing or no one else can accomplish. (John 12:32)
Paul the Apostle compares God's method of conveying wisdom and power to man-made methods of achieving these virtues. (I Corinthians 1:18-31)
A lesson reviewing the symbolic significance of water in both the physical and spiritual aspects of God's creation. (Genesis 1:1-2; 6-10)
This sermon examines the issue of when it is proper to baptize children. (Matthew 19:13-15)
This lesson gives several examples of smart men who wanted change the world without God and how they succeeded.
Evangelizing the Postmodern Generation
We are all called to follow Christ in every generation. It is the responsibility of one generation to teach and evangelize the next generation to carry on the mission.
The Three Witnesses
John's approach to answering any doubts about the Christian's reward is to provide 3 witnesses who testify that what Jesus said (and especially what He said about our eternal life) was indeed true. (1 John 5:5-12)