Giving Thanks to God

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 As the Thanksgiving holiday is approaching, many are focusing on their blessings. Of course, recognizing our blessings and showing gratitude for them should not be confined to a single day. However, this does serve as a good reminder of the attitude that we should have at all times. So in this lesson, […]

Some Things That Money Cannot Buy

Text: Hebrews 13:5 We live in a materialistic society. The problem is not money or the things it will buy, but our attitude toward these things. While money will buy a lot of things, there are some things that money cannot buy. It is important that we recognize the limits of money and, therefore, place our trust […]

Riches: What Does the Bible Say?

Text: Luke 8:14 There is a clear spiritual danger that is posed by the riches of this life. This doesn’t mean we must give away all that we own. But we cannot allow riches to take precedence over our service to God. We have all been blessed with varying amounts of riches. We need to […]

The Importance of Thankfulness

Text: Ephesians 5:20 Our society places particular emphasis upon thankfulness during this time of year. Christians are to be thankful to God at all times. Why is this important? The Scriptures give several reasons why thankfulness is important. Thankfulness Acknowledges the Goodness of God When God created the earth and everything in it, it was […]

“Easier for a Camel to Go through the Eye of a Needle”

Text: Matthew 19:23-26 This is one of the difficult statements of Jesus. It almost seems as though He is discouraging certain people from following Him (the rich). Yet this is not meant to be discouraging, but a warning. Riches are a potential danger to one’s spiritual well-being. What Jesus Does Not Say Jesus does not […]

Act As Free Men

Text: 1 Peter 2:16 This country was built upon the foundation of freedom. Declaration of Independence states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” This was not […]

Giving Thanks to God

Text: Colossians 3:17 Why Should We Give Thanks? The Creation (Genesis 1:31) His care for us (Psalm 8:3-4) The scheme of redemption (Ephesians 3:11) The sacrifice of Christ (John 3:16) The church (Ephesians 1:22-23) The word of God (1 Corinthians 2:10-11,16) The hope of heaven (1 Peter 1:4) How Do We Give Thanks? Verbal expressing […]