Solomon’s Plan to Build the Temple

Text: 2 Chronicles 2:4-9 As Solomon made plans to build the temple, he explained what he planned to do, why he planned to do it, and what he needed to complete the work. We do not worship in the temple today, nor must we worship in a building as elaborate as the temple. But there are principles that […]

“If God Is For Us”

Text: Romans 8:31-39 Paul’s words at the end of Romans 8 were meant to be a source of encouragement for the saints in Rome. They ought to be encouraging for us as well. “God is for us.” Knowing this, we can make it through any challenge that may come against us. “If God is for us…“ […]

The Day of Creation

Text: Genesis 1:1 This is the first in a series of lessons examining some great days in history – not in secular history, but days of spiritual importance. This first lesson goes all the way back to the beginning – to the day of Creation. What happened on this day? What lessons do we need to […]

The Fear of the Lord

Text: Proverbs 1:7 Early in the book of Proverbs, the wise man began emphasizing “the fear of the Lord” (1:7). Throughout the book, he explained why we are to fear the Lord. This lesson will consider what the wise man taught about the fear of the Lord. What Is the Fear of the Lord? Hebrew word (yirah) – […]

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 […]

The Kindness and Severity of God

Text: Romans 11:17-24 People often imagine God as they want to imagine Him. Many religious people focus on His love to the point that they see Him as incapable of punishing evil. Many non-religious people see Him as a monster who is quick to destroy people. Neither one is an accurate representation of God. Paul described […]

Not a God of Confusion

Text: 1 Corinthians 14:33 “God is not a God of confusion” (1 Corinthians 14:33). Therefore, confusion is a sign that people are not following God’s way. With that in mind, we will consider the reaction of some in the book of Acts to the preaching of the gospel. Three places were in “confusion” – Philippi (Acts 16), Ephesus (Acts 19), […]