A Day in Your Courts

Text: Psalm 84:10-12 This psalm describes the desire to be in the place where God would be worshiped. The desire for the psalmist for the “courts of the Lord” (Psalm 84:2) should be the same desire that we have. We should desire to be in the place where God is worshiped. The Comparison A day […]

Preach the Word

Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Paul charged Timothy with the task of preaching the word. What Timothy was told to do is the responsibility of every gospel preacher. This lesson examines Paul’s charge to Timothy to see what every preacher must remember. Accountability to God (v. 1) This is a solemn charge – not to be taken lightly […]

Oversimplifying Bible Passages

Text: 2 Peter 3:16 In teaching the Bible, we should strive to do so in a manner that is simple so that others can understand. However, some “distort” or “twist” the Scriptures by making them say something they do not. One of the ways this happens is by oversimplifying certain Bible passages. They assert something that […]

Diligent to Preserve the Unity of the Spirit

Text: Ephesians 4:1-6 Unity among God’s people is important to the Lord. He prayed for it before His death (John 17:20-21). It ought to be important to us as well. How can we have unity? To answer this, we can look to what Paul wrote about the unity of the Spirit. Unity of the Spirit Not […]

How to Have a Great Gospel Meeting

Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10 One reason why the brethren in Thessalonica were commended was because they received the word with joy and, despite the hardships, they heard, obeyed, and taught the word to others. The same should be true for us. When a congregation has a Gospel Meeting, there is an opportunity to hear the […]

God’s Law Trumps Man’s Law

Text: Romans 13:1 God ordained civil government to fulfill a specific purpose (Romans 13:3-4; 1 Timothy 2:1-4). Governments will go beyond this limited role – this is not always bad, just reality. Even within the limits of the U.S. Constitution, the role is larger than the limited role outlined in the New Testament. However, we […]

Different Perspectives

Text: Ezra 3:10-13 It is often the case that people look at one event, fact, or piece of information from different perspectives. As a result, they react differently to the same thing. This happened when the foundation for the second temple was laid – there were shouts of joy and the sound of weeping. There will always […]