Sermons on Commission
Luke 12:4-5. We are a people divinely instructed to fear the Lord. God has opened our eyes to His Holiness, His glory, and our own failure to honor and give Him thanks. He has instructed us of the infinite punishment we rightly deserve, yet He has also revealed to us the Savior who came to rescue sinners. Therefore, because we know the fear of the Lord, we persuade others! Being a Christian results in a particular lifestyle, and gathering with…
Col. 1:1-2 In Paul’s opening to this letter we can learn truth of importance to believers.
2 Cor. 5:1-6:2. Jesus has given the church her purpose. We don’t need to create it, we don’t need to envision it, we need to be faithful to it as revealed. We are to live for Him while proclaiming the message of reconciliation and carry out our ministry.
Galatians 2:1-10 Paul retells of his next visit to Jerusalem, and his point is to show hat he did not receive his gospel from any man, or group of men, not even the apostles. We investigate the problem we find in this text in determining exactly which visit to Jerusalem Paul is speaking of, and why it matters.
Galatians 1:1 Who wrote it? Who was he writing to? Why was he writing? What did he say? As we approach any book of the Bible these questions need to be asked of the text if we wish to come to a proper understanding. Often, in the epistles of the New Testament, some of these questions can be answered as we consider the opening lines of the letter. These are important portions of the letter and we should not breeze…
Luke 24:48-52 Jesus, after commissioning His disciples to take the gospel to the end of the earth, it carried out of this world, and promised to return.
Luke 24:44-49 The great commission as recorded by Luke. Jesus comes to His disciples and after proving Himself to be truly there, He opens His disciples understanding of scripture to both His person and work as foretold in the Old Testament prophecies. Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s eternal plan of redemption, as is the witness of the disciples in proclaiming repentance for the forgiveness of sins in Jesus name.
Luke 22:35-38. Jesus instructs His disciples that one this next mission they are about to be sent on, this time they are to go prepared to be received in a different manner than the last time they were sent out alone. This time they will not be received so warmly, in fact as the world has rejected Jesus, so His disciples will be rejected. They are then to go with preparations made for their provisions.
Acts 21:40-22:22 The apostle Paul, witnesses to a crowd seeking to kill him, and he shares his testimony.