Joseph of Arimathea

Text: Matthew 27:57-60 One of the people we read about in connection with Jesus’ death is Joseph of Arimathea. He took it upon himself to bury the body of Jesus. He is mentioned in all four gospels, but only briefly. There are some lessons we can learn from this man – challenges he faced and traits […]

Many Other Things

Text: John 21:25 When John concluded his gospel, he indicated that there were “many other things” that Jesus did that were not recorded. There are a few lessons we can learn from this. The Bible Is Concise This is by design – not possible to include everything; ultimately, it would be counterproductive; much study is “wearying to […]

Who Were the 7,000?

Text: 1 Kings 19:18 After the showdown with the prophets of Baal, Elijah was forced to flee from Jezebel (1 Kings 19:1-3). With the opposition he was facing, he prayed for the Lord to take his life (1 Kings 19:4). Elijah believed he was the only one left serving the Lord in Israel (1 Kings 19:10, 14). […]

Since Jesus Was Raised from the Dead, What Are We to Do?

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 The resurrection of Christ is part of the foundation of the gospel. Many remember this on “Easter.” Yet this is not something to be limited to a man-made holy day. We should be mindful of this at all times. Through the resurrection of Christ, we have hope (1 Corinthians 15:20-22). But […]

By What Are We Justified?

Text: Romans 8:29-30 The concept of justification is of major importance in the gospel. But what does it mean to be justified? It means that God recognizes us as righteous or right before Him. This divine recognition is key – we cannot declare ourselves to be righteous, we are righteous if God labels us that […]

The Godhead

Text: Colossians 2:9 When people talk about the “Godhead,” they often use the term “Trinity” – refers to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The term “Trinity” is not in the Bible, yet this does not necessarily mean the concept is unbiblical. However, many believe there is just one person of God and deny the concept […]

Lessons from Paul’s Letter to Philemon

Text: Philemon 1 Philemon was a wealthier Christian who lived in Colossae or the surrounding area. Onesimus was Philemon’s slave who had run away, met Paul, and obeyed the gospel. Paul was sending him back to Philemon along with this letter. This lesson discusses what we can learn from Paul’s letter to Philemon. Develop a Reputation for Good […]