Burdens of Teaching the Bible

Text: James 3:1 The previous lesson focused on the blessings of teaching the Bible. We need to look at the “rest of the story” – not to discourage us from teaching, but we must recognize that there are burdens/responsibilities that come with this. So in this lesson, we will consider the burdens that come with teaching the […]

Blessings of Teaching the Bible

Text: 1 Timothy 4:16 Christians have many opportunities to teach the Bible, even without teaching publicly before the church. There are several benefits from having the Bible as the subject of our teaching – also responsibilities/burdens [we will discuss these in the following lesson]. In this lesson, we will focus on the blessings of teaching the Bible. […]

Judge with Righteous Judgment

Text: John 7:24 When it comes to what the Bible says about judging, many people only think of Matthew 7:1 (“Do not judge…”). They ignore the context and claim that Jesus condemned all types of judging. However, Jesus taught that there are certain judgments that we must make. We are to “judge with righteous judgment” (John 7:24). What does […]

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 […]

Reading and Studying the Bible

Text: 2 Timothy 2:15 Reading and studying the Bible are two different things, yet they are also related. Reading is about acquiring knowledge and seeing what the text says. Studying is about acquiring understanding and seeing what the text means. In this lesson, we are going to focus on when, why, and how to read and study the Bible. When to […]

Remembering God’s Word

Text: Ecclesiastes 12:9-12 Recently we studied Ecclesiastes 12:1 (“Remember Your Creator”). In this lesson, we will focus on a related subject – remembering our Creator’s word. In our text, the wise man made a contrast between the words of God and the words of man. As we will see, it is important that we remember God’s […]

Let My Soul Live That It May Praise You

Text: Psalm 119:169-176 Twenty-second stanza of Psalm 119 – This final stanza focuses on the need to praise God because of His word. We considered this point a little bit in the previous lesson. This is a fitting conclusion to the study of Psalm 119. Given all that we have learned about God’s word, we should […]