November 2011

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MY CHRISTIAN PRIVILEGE “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations”; Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” These are the last words Jesus spoke to his disciples, and they “went everywhere preaching the Word.” Paul wrote, ‘Yes, verily their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the…

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By What Authority? Matthew 21:23-27 Introduction to the Scripture: If you were to visit a representative of every religious group, you would find that they are all have practices that are distinctive to themselves. If you were to ask each one why they held to a particular practice, they must look to either 1) the…

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Contrast of the Wicked and Righteous Proverbs 10 Wickedness and Righteousness in the Family–Proverbs 10:1-5 It is impossible to estimate the tremendous influence which children have on the happiness of their parents. The unfortunate thing about it is that the children are the last to realize it. They are entrusted with the happiness of their…

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THE MARRIAGE OF THE LAMB AND HIS BRIDE Revelation 19:9-21 INTRODUCTION TO THE SCRIPTURE: Marriages of Jesus’ time were typically preceded by a lengthy engagement. During this engagement the wife would have complete legal rights as a wife, but the couple would not live together or share a home together. This image is invoked as…

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I MUST BE BAPTIZED I must be baptized because I want to do what Jesus did–Matthew 3:13-17. I must be baptized because Jesus commanded it–Matthew 28:19-20. I must be baptized because Jesus said baptism precedes salvation–Mark 16:16. I must be baptized because Jesus said I must be born again–John 3:3, 5. I must be baptized…

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