In this lesson we look at the new nature and the old relationships. We look at the family relationships, the master and servant relationships, and we look at doing our work as unto the Lord.
This lesson breaks down into three sections. 1. We discuss Paul's statement that we are "God's chosen." 2. We look at what we are to put on. 3. We look at the foundational principle that should guide us in all of this. Sub topics include, God's love for us, compassion, humility, meekness, and letting the word of Christ dwell in us richly.
This lesson focuses on two things. First, we look at what is earthly in us. Second, we look at how it is put to death. The first part is an exposition of the passage, and the second part is a short look at some of the thoughts from John Owens book the "Mortification of Sin."
This lesson starts by exploring what Paul meant when he said, "Set your minds on things above." It then considers three reasons why we should set our minds on things above as revealed in the text. The three reason are: 1. You have been raised in Christ, 2. Your life is hidden in Christ, and 3. Glory will be experienced when Christ returns.
This lesson looks at three things. 1. What are the "elemental spirits of the world?" 2. Self-made religion. 3. Our battle with the flesh. Sub-topics include legalism, denying the body, ritualism, and the sufficiency of Christ.
This lesson look at how people who deny the sufficiency of Christ will judge true Christians. As sub-categories this lesson covers the three aspects of the Mosaic law, Christian liberty, asceticism, and a few old Baptist taboos.
This lesson reminds us that we have everything we need in Christ by following Paul's thought regarding the triumph of Christ in us and outside of us. We examine four things, 1. Christ has filled us, 2. Christ has given us new life, 3. Christ has cancelled our debt, and 4. Christ has disarmed and shamed the enemy.
This lesson examines three things. 1. What does Paul mean when he says, "do not be taken captive?" 2. What does Paul mean by "philosophy and empty deceit?" 3. It looks at seven questions that get to the heart of any worldview, in order to find out whether it is built on the Rock of Christ Jesus or on sinking sand.
In this lesson we look at three things. We are told to have full assurance of understanding, we are warned not to be deluded by plausible arguments, and finally, we are encouraged to be rooted and built up in Christ Jesus. Other questions explored are, how do we know if we are knitted together in love, what are some of the plausible arguments used by the world, and what does it mean to think Christianly about everything.
In this lesson we look at the role that suffering plays in ministry as we unpack Paul's statement, "I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions." We also look at what Paul means by mystery, and by what power it is all accomplished.
This lessons looks at three primary points, 1. remember who you were, 2. remember what Christ has done for you, and 3. hold fast to the gospel. Other subtopics include biblical reasoning (deductive and inductive), the noetic effects of sin, and the perseverance of the saints.