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

Bible Study: The Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper

Scripture Reading: For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. —1 Corinthians 11:26

Summary: The Lord’s Supper is a Biblical ordinance instituted as a memorial to the suffering and death of Jesus Christ whose body was broken and blood shed for the redemption of mankind.

Read:  Matthew 26:17-30; 1 Corinthians 11:20-34 (Reference: Luke 22:7-22; Mark 14:12-26).

I. Instituted During the Passover

A. Exodus 12:12-15 Passover in Egypt
B. Matthew 26:17-20 The feast of unleavened bread.
C. Luke 22:7-16 The Passover prepared.Read more

Bible Study – The Ordinance of Feet Washing

Scripture Reading:

If I then your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. –John 13:14

Summary: 

Jesus Christ instituted the ordinance of feet washing. All believers are commanded to follow this example. Saints of God are called to be servants. Feet washing is a physical reminder of the equality and humility that should exist in the body of Christ. (Read John 13:1-17).Read more

Bible Study – Water Baptism

Scripture Reading: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. —Matthew 28:19

Summary: Believers in Jesus Christ are commanded to be baptized by water. This obedient act of immersion under water symbolizes death, resurrection and the changed spiritual life that occurs through the actual cleansing of the blood of Jesus.

Definition of Baptism: From the Greek word baptizo which means to dip, to immerse, to submerge, to overwhelm.Read more

From the Greek

Dialektos (Dee-AHL-ek-toss)

Strong’s Greek Dictionary: (mode of) discourse, i.e. “dialect”: language, tongue.

Glossa (GLOSS-uh) A Greek word meaning “tongue” or “language.”

Thayer’s Greek Lexicon: Glossa: 1. The tongue, a member of the body, the organ of speech.
2. A tongue, i. e. the language used by a particular people in distinction from that of other nations.Read more