Bible Study – The Ministry

 

Scripture Reading: And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. —Ephesians 4:11-12

Summary: Ministers, called of God, are to be qualified, capable, and examples of the believers. They are to faithfully preach and warn the people in truth and love under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.Read more

Bible Study—Outward Appearance

I. Importance of the Outward Man

A. 1 Samuel 16:7 Man looketh on the outward appearance.
B. Matthew 5:14-16 Ye are the light of the world.

II. The Inward Man

A. Matthew 15:17-20 Things which defile.
B. Isaiah 57:15 Contrite and humble spirit.
C. 1 Peter 5:5 Be clothed with humility.
D. 1 Peter 3:4-5 The hidden man of the heart.Read more

Deeds of Charity—Bible Study

Scripture Reading:

If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.  —James 2:15-17

Summary:

Acts of benevolence and charity are foundational to the life of a Christian. True godly love and religious faith are demonstrated through sacrifice in ministering to the needy and less fortunate.

I. Love is Shown Through Practical Deeds of Kindness

A. Matthew 22:37-40 Foundation of love.
B. Luke 10:25-37 Good Samaritan.
C. 1 John 3:17-18 Love in deed.Read more

Bible Study—Divorce & Remarriage

Scripture Reading:  Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.  —Luke 16:18

Summary:  Marriage, from the beginning, was a lifetime union between one man and one woman.  This union was polluted with polygamy and divorce and remarriage. Jesus restored the sanctity of marriage. Remarriage while the first spouse is living is adultery.

I. In the Beginning

A. Gen 2:18 God created an help meet for Adam.
B. Genesis 2:23-25 Union of one man and one woman.Read more

Bible Study – Self-Righteousness

Scripture Reading: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.  —Ephesians 2:8-9

Summary: Self-righteousness is contrary to the essence of the gospel message and brings spiritual death. Salvation is not earned but is a gift of God. All glory should always be given to the Father and never to self or to an institution of man.Read more