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 […]

Things Which the Lord Hates

Text: Proverbs 6:16-19 The book of Proverbs contains wisdom to guide us in this life. It shows us the way that is right and warns us about the way that is wrong. In our text, the wise man warned about things which the Lord hates. We should heed this warning. What the Lord Hates Haughty eyes (v. […]

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 […]

The Meekest Man in All the Earth

Text: Numbers 12:3 “Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth” (Numbers 12:3, KJV). This lesson will examine this trait of meekness – how it was manifested in Moses’ life and why we must display it in ours. What Is Meekness? Hebrew word (anav) – depressed, […]

By What Are We Justified?

Text: Romans 8:29-30 The concept of justification is of major importance in the gospel. But what does it mean to be justified? It means that God recognizes us as righteous or right before Him. This divine recognition is key – we cannot declare ourselves to be righteous, we are righteous if God labels us that […]

Lord Willing

Text: James 4:13-17 This passage is often cited to emphasize the uncertainty and brevity of life. It also teaches us the importance of remembering our dependence upon God. There are four lessons to consider from this passage. If we forget these lessons, it will always lead us into sin. Mindfulness (“If the Lord wills“) We […]

Love

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 In this chapter, Paul took a break from his discussion of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12, 14) to discuss love. It was certainly not unrelated to the surrounding chapters, but it also stands apart. It is applicable beyond the use of spiritual gifts, the assembly, and the church. So in this lesson, we […]