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 […]

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 […]

A Good Name

Text: Proverbs 22:1 When Solomon talked about “a good name,” he was referring to one’s reputation. This is what a person is known for. What are we known for? How important is it to have a good name? The Comparison Solomon made a comparison between “a good name” and “great wealth” – if we can only have […]

What Hasn’t Changed Since the Election

Text: Psalm 62:1-2 Our country has just gone through an unpredictable and divisive Presidential election. Our society has changed a lot over the last few decades and more changes are coming, whatever they might be. Yet there are certain things that haven’t changed since this election and they will not change. Our Citizenship Is in Heaven […]

Exerting a Positive Influence

Text: Matthew 5:16 Unfortunately, there are sometimes good reasons why someone would be surprised to learn that another person is a Christian. Whatever those reasons are, it means that the Christian is not exerting a positive influence. This means that he is not in a position to credibly lead someone else to the truth. How can […]

The Life of Jesus

Text: John 1:14 “The Word became flesh.” This was Jesus; He came to earth to live among men. This was necessary to fulfill His mission through His death on the cross [more on this in a future lesson]. In this lesson, we are going to take a broad look at the life of Jesus and see what we can […]

Examining the New Testament Passages About Elders

Text: Acts 14:23 When considering elders, we need to examine what the New Testament says about them. This lesson will focus on passages that speak about elders. The next lessons will look more closely at the qualifications for elders and the relationship between elders and the church. Acts 11:29-30 Elders are responsible to oversee the work […]