Three qualities about elders – they “desire” to serve, they are “blameless” (“without reproach”), and they are the “husband of one wife” are discussed in this free audio sermon: Qualifications for elders.
What is the book of Acts about? What is the purpose behind the book of Acts? Why is the book of Acts beneficial?
This free audio Bible study is an “introduction to the book of Acts.”
This is an old audio sermon on “responses to the gospel.”
Audio Bible study on Jn. 14:27-28 – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful. 28 Ye heard how I said to you, I go away, and I come unto you. If ye loved me, ye would have rejoiced, because I go unto the Father: for the Father is greater than I” – with special focus on the “peace” promised by Jesus.
This free audio sermon on Mathematical Equations and the Bible is drawn from the sermon outline listed below. I suspect it was an old chart or bed sheet lesson. It was a new idea for me till last Sunday.
Here are a few spiritual truths that can be expressed to us from God’s Word in the form of mathematical equations:
Bible + Man’s Doctrine = Condemnation (Mark 7:7-9; Revelation 22:18)
Belief + Baptism = Salvation. (Mark 16:16)
Repentance + Baptism = Salvation. (Acts 2:38)
Law + Transgression = Sin (1 John 3:4)
Faith + Virtue + Knowledge + Self-Control + Perseverance + Godliness + Brotherly Kindness + Love = Fruitfulness. (2 Peter 1:5-9)
Bible — Part = Condemnation. (Revelation 22:19)
Body — Part That Causes You To Sin = No Offense. (Matthew 18:8-9)
Church — Disorderly Brethren = Purity. (2 Thessalonians 3:6)
Angry with brother — Cause = Danger of hell fire (Matthew 5:22)
Prayer — Ceasing = Diligence in prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
Love — Dissimulation (hypocrisy) = Genuine love, agape
Body — Spirit = Dead Body; Faith — Works (of God) = Dead Faith (James 2:26)
Disciples x Disciples = Growth. (Acts 6:1, 7; 5:31; 12:24)
7 0 x 7 = Figurative number describing forgiveness of our brethren . (Matthew 18:21-22)
Bible ÷ By Study = Proper Understanding. (2 Timothy 2:15)
House ÷ Against Self = Collapse. (Matthew 12:25)
Religious World ÷ By Men = Strife + Confusion. (1 Corinthians 1:10-13)
The following are from James 1:14-15 and describe the process of Temptation, Sin and Spiritual Death…
Desire (“own lust”) + Opportunity (“Enticed”) = Temptation (James 1:14
Temptation (“lust”) + Action (“conceived”)= Sin (James 1:15a)
Sin — Repentance (“when it is finished”) = Spiritual Death (James 1:15b)
Existence of God Supported by Mathematical Equation: 0 + 0 = 0
Atheists claim that before the “Big Bang” there was nothing; that, literally, the universe created itself from nothing. Yet, something is here (the universe) and since something cannot come form nothing, we must conclude that something or someone has always existed. That Someone is the Eternal God — Jehovah, the Self-existent One! The ultimate Number ONE!
Have you ever contrasted the qualifications for elders with the qualities of the apostates described in the letters to Timothy and Titus? If not, this free audio sermon on the “qualifications on elders” may interest you.